​Remanufactured vs Refilled Toner Cartridges

Apr 26, 2016

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Benjamin Franklin once said, “Beware of little expenses; a small leak will sink a great ship”. Now before I pontificate on this, I’m going to just come out and say it: toner refills are a horrible way to save money because remanufactured cartridges offer better performance, are more practical, and the cost is about the same. When quoting these words by Franklin, it is ironic because toner that has been refilled runs high risks of leaking onto pages, or into your printer causing an ungodly mess. But don’t just take my word for it; let’s explore the pros and cons of toner refills and remanufactured cartridges so that you can make your own educated decision.

Toner Refills Offer Zero Thrills

Toner Refills for laser printers will, in the short run, save you money. At 1ink.com we have been providing  cheap prices on printer toner for almost two decades, and a lot of our customers started out feeling rather hesitant because they were already accustomed to their toner refill kits. Let’s say you have a Canon toner cartridge that just ran empty, and you start filling it with new powder. You probably paid around $20 for the toner powder (it costs the company $5 to make) and you are just glad you don’t have to pay those expensive OEM prices. But did you know a toner refill could cost you more money down the road?

Think about it: all of the internal parts of your Canon toner cartridge are worn down no longer offering brand-new performance. This translates to a lower print yield. Eventually, your prints will start to show the battle scars of a cheap fix. In addition, every toner cartridge has a little tank that catches residual toner, and by the time the laser toner runs dry, that little tank is almost always full. When you refill the cartridge, where will the excess toner from the new powder go? You run the risk of an internal overflow, and a leaky cartridge that can destroy your prints or muck up the inside of your printer. In addition, the cartridge’s drum and blade are severely worn down—parts that remanufacturers always replace with brand new ones for optimum performance. So, at the end of the day, you are getting shoddy print quality, significantly fewer prints than you would in a new or remanufactured cartridge, and you run the risk of damaging your printer. This is why our  affordable Canon toner replacements are the clear winner in this contest. 

Remanufactured Toner Cartridges (Applause)

Remanufactured toner cartridges are better than toner refills for the following reasons:

  • The inside of the cartridge shell goes through a comprehensive industrial cleaning process.
  • Once cleaned, each cartridge is dried using a centrifuge technology machine.
  • The drum, blade, and other internal parts are replaced with brand new ones.
  • High quality toner powder is added
  • Each cartridge is balanced, and tested to ensure it offers OEM performance
  • Before the Canon toner cartridges are shipped, each one goes through several quality control print tests.
  • Our 1ink.com remanufactured toner cartridges cost the same as refill kits, or only a few dollars more.
  • In addition to offering more prints and better integrity, we give every customer a 100 percent satisfaction guarantee with their purchase. If you don’t agree that our quality is top drawer, we refund your entire purchase price. We are so confident in our superior remanufactured toner that we even give a free FULL one-year warranty on every product we ship.

    If you use Canon toner refill kits (or toner refills for laser printers baring any brand name) make the switch today and experience what high-end photo finish prints look like that are produced in a safe manner, and at a cheap price you will love!