Printer Cartridges

We are able to provide a wide range of remanufactured ink and toner cartridges, all available for next day delivery.
All of our "own brand" toner cartridges are remanufactured. These are not simply refilled or compatible cartridges, these cartridges are stripped down, cleaned and many parts replaced to give you the same quality and a page yield equal to or exceeding the OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer). Many cheaper printer cartridges on the market are often refilled without replacing any parts or are clone/compatible cartridges.
Most of our ink cartridges are refilled, however after testing certain types of cartridge we found them not to be refilled reliably, so in this case we do offer a compatible solution. These cartridges produce the same quality and the page yield often exceeds the OEM. All of our cartridges come with a guarantee of 1 year minimum.
Along side our refilled and remanufactured cartridges we also stock the original branded cartridges from manufacturers such as HP, Canon and Epson.

What is the difference between remanufactured, refilled, compatible and OEM cartridges?

Remanufactured Cartridges

Remanufactured cartridges have been recycled and reprocessed from an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) empty core. The process differs by manufacturer and materials used with varying results in quality and page yields. Most remanufactured cartridges are produced to stringent quality control standards using lab-tested components to ensure consistent OEM-equivalent or better performance.

A reliable remanufacturer like us has a full quality control process in place for cleaning, refilling and testing. We will also replace any parts when needed, but always replace the key components required for OEM-equivalent printing quality.

Refilled Cartridges

The quality of refilled toner cartridges can vary greatly from one refiller to another. Some remanufacturers will just make a hole in the cartridge, refill it, plug the hole and sell it as a remanufactured cartridge instead of refilled. This "drill and fill" procedure is exactly the same as you would do yourself with a home refill kit.

Most inkjet cartridges are refilled as there is no need for a full remanufacturing process. All of our inkjet cartridges have a strict testing process and use cartridge specific ink. No cartridge is sold without passing these tests.

Compatible Cartridges

These cartridges are manufactured from new by a company other than the printer manufacturer. They are also referred to as "generic", "new-build" or "clone" cartridges. Most compatible toner cartridges will be filled with generic toner, unlike remanufactured which should contain toner specific to that cartridge and very little quality control is used which is why you will often find these available cheaper than remanufactured ones. New build clone cartridges may infringe on OEM patents, putting you and your company at risk.

We do sell a range of compatible inkjet cartridges. We have worked with our supplier over a number of years and subjected the cartridges to numerous tests. These cartridges use cartridge specific inks just like our own refilled ink cartridges and do not infringe on any OEM patents. We only sell compatible inks where refilling does not conform to our strict tests. Because these compatibles are not as environmentally friendly as refilled/remanufactured cartridges (they can't be used again and again) we want to keep the use of these to a minimum.

OEM Cartridges

An abbreviation for "Original Equipment Manufacturer". Also referred to as "branded" or "genuine" cartridges. As the name suggests, these cartridges are made by the manufacturer of the printer (i.e. Canon, Brother, Xerox, etc).

The main disadvantage of buying OEM cartridges is the high cost. The initial cost of printers has come down a lot in recent years but OEMs make up their low initial profit by increasing the cost of consumables. Another problem with OEM cartridges is the fact that we live in an Eco conscious world and discarding cartridges which are not biodegradable is an environmental hazard.