There are several reasons to look for recycled toner cartridges. Doing so can save money, keep budgets in check, and help stay environmentally conscience. However, if you’re like a lot of people, you probably have some questions you wanted answered before you commit.
- Do recycled cartridges suffer from quality problems? Patents and contracts have expired, and some of the companies that were previously restricted from selling recycled important aftermarket parts; now can, and do. In fact, recyclers have had to do a lot of experimenting and have developed new techniques for making these cartridges better.
- Will I get the same number of printed pages from a remanufactured toner cartridge as a new cartridge? Check with your individual recycler. You’ll find most guarantee the same number of pages as a new toner cartridge.
- Will using a recycled toner cartridge void my printer warranty? Absolutely not! Federal law in the USA prohibits any company or person from requiring you to purchase only their product. The US Federal Trade Commission protects the rights of consumers to purchase the product or service of their choice under the Magnusson-Moss Warranty Federal Trade Commission Improvement Act.
- Can a recycled toner cartridge damage my printer? A toner cartridge that has been properly recycled cannot cause damage of any kind to your laser printer. It is therefore important to find a cartridge remanufacturer that is experienced in the proper methods of recycling.
The worst case scenarios for an improperly remanufactured cartridge are:
- The toner from the cartridge may dump in the printer. This does not cause any damage but requires cleaning. The toner is designed to withstand high temperatures. In fact, the paper in the printer will burn before the toner does.
- (really the worst case) A part of the cartridge falls off the cartridge and goes into the fuser. The fuser will then have to be repaired.