The Differences Between OEM, Remanufactured and Compatible Printer Cartridges | HENGFAT Toner Cartridge

The Differences Between OEM, Remanufactured and Compatible Printer Cartridges

The Differences Between OEM, Remanufactured and Compatible Printer Cartridges

The Differences Between OEM, Remanufactured and Compatible Printer Cartridges

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The differences between OEM,  Remanufactured and Compatible Printer Cartridges can be confusing.

So, we collected all valuable information from the Internet and want to help with any questions that you may have regarding the different cartridge options, and save you time when deciding upon which direction to take.


What is OEM,  Remanufactured and Compatible Printer Cartridges?


1. OEM Printer Cartridge

Original equipment manufacturer or name-brand cartridges are made by the printer manufacturer who is the holder of patent such as HP, Samsung, Canon, etc.

2. Remanufactured/Refilled Printer Cartridge

These are OEM cartridges that have been used once, recycled with professionally cleaned, refilled and then tested for their reliability.

3. Compatible Printer Cartridge

A new cartridge that has been made by a third party manufacturer and who has no affiliation with the original manufacturers of the printer, which fit perfectly in your printer and print the same number of pages, just like the OEM cartridge.

Nowadays, remanufactured and compatible printer cartridges have been a reliable choice for a number of years, offering the same print quality as original brand cartridges at an affordable price.


What are the differences between OEM, remanufactured and compatible printer cartridges?


1. Page Yield

HENGFAT Product ( compatible printer cartridges ) will print the quoted page yield which is the same as an OEM cartridge or remanufactured, also as based on ISO/IEC 24711 specifications and STMC standard.

2. Quality

Of course yes, OEM has the best quality that delivers crisper text and image quality that is brighter and sharper with more accurate coloring; Compatible printer cartridges almost are stable than remanufactured because compatible one has not been used before. Now, some compatible printer cartridges also can have the same or better than OEM printer cartridge such as HENGFAT Original Quality Printer Cartridge (Cheaper prices with crisper text and image quality that is brighter and sharper with more accurate coloring ). Click to know how it happened.

3. Cost

OEM than 3 or 4 times expensive compatible printer cartridge and compatible printer cartridge is cheaper than remanufactured.

Why? OEM printer cartridges are a manufacturers profit. With research and development costs the manufacturers have to make their money back somehow, leading to high consumable prices once a customer has committed to a printer. Compatible products have no such overheads so can charge much lower prices when producing cartridges en mass.

Moreover, some suppliers source low-quality compatibles in large quantities and then sell them cheaply. This might sound like an ideal opportunity to save money, but with poor printing quality and the risk of printer damage, it could end up costing much more in the long run. So, when you are looking for cartridges limit your browsing to reputable, quality- assured websites who sell or produce reputable compatible cartridges.

Primate compatible toners from HENGFAT  Compatible Printer Cartridge Manufacturer come with a 24-month warranty from the date of purchase. If a product fails during this period, the product will be replaced or credit issued at the option of the buyer, terms and conditions apply.


Will using a compatible/remanufactured cartridge void my printer’s warranty?

Your printer warranty cannot be voided if you decide to use an aftermarket printer cartridge.  The Magnuson-Moss Warranty Improvement Act protects your rights as a consumer to install remanufactured and compatible cartridges in your machine.  No company, associate, salesperson, or service technician can deny you service or a refund that would otherwise be covered under a warranty program simply because you use a compatible product.  You have a right to choose what you install in your printer!


Are compatibles suitable for me?

How much do you print?

No matter what you print we recommend using one original cartridge every 3-4 compatible sets to clean and lubricate your print heads.

Normal-Frequently: compatibles will save you a huge amount of money. They typically contain more ink than originals, at a lower price, so your costs drop considerably.

Very rarely: Your main concern is powder drying and blocking the print heads. Originals contain a chemical to prevent this, so if you print LESS than once every few months stick to originals.

What do you print?
Text: Compatible printer cartridges perform excellently for text with brilliantly sharp prints, and we struggle time after time to correctly select which prints came from an original or compatible cartridge.

Most of our best sellers are compatible blacks, and if text printing is the majority of what you do you should try a compatible asap.

Everyday photos: Original cartridges with original photo paper will always give you the best results, they’re designed to work in tandem. However, compatibles are brilliant for photo printing and telling the difference is nigh on impossible for the majority of printouts.

Professional Photos: Compatibles archival life is not as high as an OEM cartridge. They can fade within a few years, especially in harsh lighting, so we’d advise sticking to originals.



We hope you have found this article helpful, and feel more confident whilst browsing. Compatibles really is worth a go, so do not let the fear of the unknown keep you from significant savings.

If you are still paranoid, try a purchase of a compatible with your next originals order, a risk-free test!

If it does not meet expectations, you have your new original cartridge to put in and print happily away with and you can contact us about returning the compatible………but if they do impress, well now, just sit back and enjoy the savings, compliments of HENGFAT himself.


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