Remanufactured, Refilled, Recycled…What’s the Difference?

If you’re new to the process of remanufactured, refilled, or recycled cartridges, this information may help.  If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to talk with us further at 407-767-0680.

A printer cartridge can consist of varying amounts of recycled material. The environmental cost will be very different depending on to which extent recycled materials are used in the production of the cartridge.

We define recycled printer cartridges as cartridges that are made from reworked waste or parts of old printer cartridges.

The generic process used during printer cartridge recycling is as follow:

  1. Upon arrival, cartridges are sorted based on model and condition and broken down into their main parts.
  2. Cartridges are checked for damage and overall condition. Damaged and worn parts are replaced by fresh components.
  3. Cartridges are reassembled and filled with new printer ink or toner. Cartridges are tested automatically for errors and then sealed in new packages.
  4. Recycled cartridges are sold to offline and online supply shops marketing them as remanufactured cartridges.

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