Compatible Printer Consumables such as Ink Cartridges , Toner Cartridges, Drum Units, Printheads, Ribbon Cartridges etc. are being more readily accepted by the consumer now as the quality of these consumables are steadily improving in recent years.
For many years the quality of the compatible consumables was less than satisfactory. However, In the last few years due to the competition between the cartridge manufacturers the quality of the products are improving steadily.
From the consumer point of view, we can check some of the advantages of using Compatible cartridges.
Price – price this is the most common advantage. Generic cartridges are on average between 40 – 200% cheaper than the equivalent branded Genuine Printer Cartridge.
Yield – most of the compatible cartridges prints equivalent to genuine ones. It is not unusual for a compatible to contain up to 2 times or more with X or XL versions.
Quality – A good quality compatible product produces similar quality prints as do the more expensive genuine.
My printer warranty will be void if I use generic cartridges. This is complete false. Printer manufacturers cannot void your printer warranty simply because you use compatible cartridges. Since 2002 we have been selling compatible cartridges and we know for a fact that they do not cause any adverse effects which would cause a printer to fail.
No doubt there are many compatible inks out there which could harm your printer due to the very low grade raw materials used and also the poor molding of the actual cartridge itself.
Will Compatible Cartridges damage my printer
This is not true. In many years of selling Compatible Cartridges we have never had a single case of a compatible causing a printer to breakdown.
Generic Printer Cartridges
Due to the current situation and the high cost of genuine printer cartridges we believe that compatible printer consumables will become more and more popular.
Further the quality of aftermarket consumables are becoming more appealing . So the generic versions are here to stay, thus a huge saving for consumers.
Now the Big players such as HP, Canon etc have been releasing regular firmware updates which stop the generic cartridges from being recognized once the update is installed.
If you have a latest model printer make sure that you turn off the software /firmware updates otherwise your compatible cartridges may no longer be recognized by your printer. The same tactic has been used by all major Printer Manufacturers. However the manufacturers of compatible cartridges always find a way around these issues by releasing new cartridges with updated microchips which are compatible with the new firmware updates.