Why Use Remanufactured Toner Cartridges?
Laser toner is expensive for both you and the environment. Each new, OEM laser toner cartridge costs almost as much as a printer itself. When you’re done with a cartridge, you toss it away and buy another one. Those costs add up for your business, and the waste of producing all those toner cartridges adds up for the environment.
What you might not know is that laser toner cartridges are surprisingly durable. Many companies have built their business on refilling and recirculating these cartridges, keeping toner production costs down while also keeping cartridges out of landfills.
It takes about 1,000 years for a toner cartridge to decompose, and you know how many cartridges your business goes through in a year. Multiply that number by the number of other businesses using laser printers, and you can see why keeping toner cartridges out of landfills is important.
You can help protect the environment, and cut your costs, by switching to remanufactured toner cartridges. Remanufactured toner cartridges cost less, reduce your environmental impact, and perform just as well as new cartridges.
Remanufactured Toner Costs Less Than New Cartridges
When you compare remanufactured toner cartridge prices with the price of new cartridges, you start to see that you’re paying a premium for fresh plastic and a brand name.
For example, let’s look at the HP 80A toner cartridge, which is used by the HP LaserJet Pro 400. You can see that a new cartridge from Amazon will run you about $115, while a remanufactured cartridge costs only $65. So if you purchase toner four times a year, you’ll save about $200 per printer per year if you switch from OEM to remanufactured toner.
Now, generic toner cartridges can compete with remanufactured prices, but generic cartridges don’t offer the other benefit remanufactured toner provides: reducing your business’s environmental impact.
Remanufactured Toner Reduces Your Environmental Footprint
As we said above, each new toner cartridge takes nearly 1,000 years to break down within a landfill. Assuming you purchase toner about four times per year, that means you’re contributing at least four new toner cartridges to landfills each year. And that’s if your business uses only one laser printer.
That’s waste that your company, and the environment, can avoid. For years, companies have been refilling and recirculating toner cartridges and getting not just a second, but often a third or fourth use out of them. One UK company even claims to have used the same cartridge nearly seven times with no problems, though the number of uses we get out of our remanufactured cartridges varies by printer and brand.
No matter how many more uses you get out of your remanufactured cartridges, you can rest easy knowing you’ve stopped your business’s contribution to the surprisingly high percentage of toner cartridges that are thrown out each year (nearly 70%!). Just remember, when you finish using your remanufactured cartridge, recycle it again! Your own or another business will likely get another use out of it.
Remanufactured Toner Performs as Well as New Cartridges
But while saving money and helping the environment is nice, you need your business’s toner cartridges to perform. Thankfully, according to studies conducted by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (and others), remanufactured toner cartridges pass all performance tests and print just as well as new cartridges.
At Valley Toner Supply, we understand that businesses need to print documents at high quality, and so we take additional steps to ensure each of our remanufactured cartridges will hold up upon re-use. We inspect each cartridge and re-use it only if it meets our exacting standards. Additionally, we use:
- A patented & patent-pending process called Secondary Cleaning System™ (SCS) to minimize the risk of streaking and banding.
- Ultrasonic Welding Technology to eliminate leaks, maintaining each cartridge’s critical gap alignment.
- Robotic alignment to precisely engineer cartridge setup and print performance.
- An automated, high-precision process to help prevent toner build-up.
What all this means is you can rest assured that remanufactured toner cartridges are just as good as new ones, as well as cheaper and better for the environment.
But you don’t have to take our word for it. If you’re convinced remanufactured cartridges are worth a try, tell us what cartridge you need, and we’ll send over our current deals and pricing. We guarantee you’ll be happy with the print jobs that remanufactured cartridges produce.
Remanufactured (recycled) toner cartridges compare favorably to new toner cartridges in terms of print quality and product life, but cost less money. Using remanufactured toner cartridges also saves money by eliminating part of your company’s waste stream.
~ NYC Bureau of Waste Prevention, Reuse & Recycling
Remanufactured toner is significantly less expensive than OEM toner. While your savings vary based on the type of cartridge and the vendor you choose, you can expect to save 30 to 60 percent.
~ Steve Lander