When we talk about compatible or remanufactured toner cartridges, the answers might not be as black and while as you would like them to be. There are certain gray areas to understand.
Companies all over the world use various means and quality standards in remanufacturing the products. EcoFrank introduces exclusive Brother compatible toner cartridge, as the perfect and affordable solution for your toner replacement problems.
- Recycled Brother compatible toner cartridge
The term "Recycled" is quite generic term that does not essentially refer to the procedure or technology used to create a product. It clearly indicates that the cartridge is not a new original cartridge but it has been developed reusing some parts and material from beforehand used products. In other words, any cartridge that has been manufactured using parts and material recovered from some previously used products can earn the name of "Recycled", irrespective of the procedure or technology used.
- Refilled Cartridges
We use this term "Refilled" to specify a remanufacturing procedure that consists largely of gaining entrée to the toner or ink container of a cartridge (sometimes puncturing a hole, occasionally partially disassembling the cartridge) and refilling it with the new ink or toner. In most of the cases that is all that is done to the cartridge apart from inspecting it for clear flaws and cleaning it. This is the procedure used by numerous small remanufacturing companies doing business mostly in their local area. They mostly distribute personally and gather empty cartridges at the same time. This simplified remanufacturing procedure gives these companies the ability to charge their products lower than numerous competitors that sell remanufactured cartridges.
By now you might be asking: "well, what's wrong with that?" Well, usually a cartridge holds many items inside other than toner. To name a few, we can state the magnetic roller that collects and allocate the toner; the photo-conductor unit or drum that transmits the appearance on the paper; the wiper blade that eliminates excess toner from the drum; and numerous other gears and parts that are subject to wear and tear.
To rework a cartridge this approach is quite cheap but its quality and reliability are also inexact. Many components in a cartridge have an inherent ability to last longer than the toner amount originally provided, but they are certainly not certified for twice the duty cycle or more! Many people that experienced issues with remanufactured cartridges and lost their faith in them have been using refilled cartridges without knowing these facts. So, when the price seems quite low compared to other remanufactured cartridges, ask questions and make sure you compare apples to apples.