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Can Compatible Cartridges Ruin Your Printer?

Posted by Dan Widdis on 1/11/2018 to News

Is your compatible print cartridge a time bomb?
Will your printer outlive the cheap product you put in it?

 Here are 4 Reasons to use PrintCartridgePro.com remanufactured cartridges over “clones”:

But before we get to the 4 points let’s address the elephant in the room – WHAT IS A CLONED PRINT CARTRIDGE? Answer – Clones are NOT remanufactured cartridges. Clones are brand new, non-remanufactured versions of the OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) product. For example; if I built and sold an identical, brand new Corvette in my shop without the permission of GM I would be guilty of patent infringement – even if I called it a Banana Split. This is quite different from rebuilding a used or damaged Corvette, or building a modified Corvette with GM’s prior authorization which is protected under the law.

1. SURPRISE! THERE ARE HIDDEN COSTS TO BUYING CHEAPLY MANUFACTURED CLONE COMPATIBLE CARTRIDGES!

The low retail cost of “NEW replacement clone” cartridges is a direct result of using cheaper plastics and inferior quality in the manufacturing of those cartridges. This decreases reliability of the toner cartridges, potentially causing many printer issues that can, and most likely will, increase your repair costs in the long run. Read on to learn more about the world-class engineering and remanufacturing processes behind PrintCartridgePro.com’s products.

2. CLONES MIGHT BE CHEAP AT FIRST BUT HAVE AN OVERALL HIGHER COST OF OWNERSHIP!

In addition to the damage done by the inferior quality build, many clones do not live up to their OEM counterpart’s stated yield claims. Not only are these new “cloned” cartridges less of a savings (compared to PrintCartridgePro.com’s premium quality remanufactured cartridges), but the net result can end up being that they cost a LOT more when you consider; missing pages due to unregulated fill rates, potential damage to your printer, and the cost involved to return and/or replace said “clone.”

3. CLONES CAN PUT YOUR COMPANY AT RISK!

New build “clone” cartridges may infringe on OEM patents, putting you and your company at risk. The OEM can take their litigation beyond the “clone” manufacturer, and their dealers, and actually involve the end user(s) in their pursuit to protect their patents. For that reason, PrintCartridgePro.com ONLY sells products built by the industry’s top leader – CIG, here is a copy of the CIG IP Guarantee:

“In recent years, OEM (brand name cartridge manufacturers) have begun aggressively defending their intellectual property and patent rights with legal action. It’s now more important than ever for dealers to do their due diligence when selecting a remanufacturing partner” (that’s why we choose CIG).

CIG has proactively taken many steps and made sizeable infrastructure investments to guarantee that both CIG and their dealers are protected from potential OEM litigation. CIG has built an entire R&D and Engineering team dedicated to ensuring that OEM patents are not infringed upon and that every product they remanufacture is IP-cleared. In fact, CIG is so confident in the integrity of their products that resellers who sell their products are fully indemnified against any OEM litigation.”

4. CLONES ARE NOT TRULY A GREEN SOLUTION!

Because the vast majority of new build “clones” can’t be reliably remanufactured or reused they end up further clogging landfills – thus contributing to the original cause for which they were designed. For that reason, and the negative impact on the environment from manufacturing new cartridges, the use of “clones” instead of reusing OEM cartridges makes them an unwise option for the discerning buyer.

A third-party test conducted by Buyers Laboratory (BLI) has proven that PrintCartridgePro.com’s remanufactured print cartridges are as reliable as the OEM (brand name manufactured) product. PrintCartridgePro.com’s remanufactured cartridges are guaranteed to meet or exceed OEM performance.

Don’t sacrifice quality for cost, get the cartridges that offer you both!

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