Remanufactured Ink Cartridges vs. Compatible Ink Cartridges

Mar 05, 2020

remanufactured ink cartridges vs. compatible ink cartridges

There is a good chance you have heard of remanufactured and compatible ink cartridges while shopping for replacement cartridges. However, many people make the mistake of using the terms interchangeably when they are, in fact, different from each other. This guide will compare remanufactured ink cartridges vs. compatible ink cartridges so you can identify the differences and understand why both are beneficial for you.

Remanufactured Cartridges

The process of building remanufactured cartridges involves reusing an old original equipment manufacturer (OEM) cartridge. In other words, a brand-name cartridge that is empty and used.

Here is the process in more detail. First, we will inspect the quality of the cartridge and identify any repairs it may need. Once the cartridge passes our initial inspection, we will clean the OEM cartridge and refill it with high-quality ink.

Finally, the remanufactured cartridge will go through the same printing inspection as OEM cartridges to ensure the highest quality print.

In addition, if you are like us and care about the environment, remanufactured ink cartridges are eco-friendly because they reduce the number of cartridges in landfills.

Compatible Cartridges

On the other hand, we have compatible cartridges, which are different from remanufactured cartridges. As opposed to reusing and refilling an empty cartridge, manufacturers assemble compatible cartridges from scratch based on brand-name specifications.

Once the engineers design these new, compatible cartridges, they test them under the same criteria as their OEM counterparts.

Note that some brands keep us from offering compatible cartridges because they have patents for their printer ink cartridges. So we will provide compatible cartridges whenever possible.

A Few Reasons to Buy Remanufactured or Compatible Ink Cartridges

Both remanufactured and compatible ink cartridges will save you money compared to the OEM printer ink simply because you won’t have brand-name stickers on the cartridges.

Remanufactured and compatible ink cartridges also go through rigorous testing to ensure they meet the highest quality standards.

Here at, we refuse to pinch pennies in our manufacturing process. Instead, we choose to invest where it matters most—our quality. We understand there is some skepticism in purchasing remanufactured ink cartridges and compatible ink cartridges over brand-name ink or toner, which is why we take quality seriously.

Whether you need Brother compatible cartridges, Dell remanufactured cartridges, or any other major brand, we have an extensive inventory that we offer at huge discounts.

Let’s put it this way: We guarantee the highest-quality cartridges that meet OEM specifications at a fraction of the cost while offering a one-year warranty on all our cartridges. In other words, you have nothing to lose, so contact us today for all your cartridge needs.