Remanufacured Ink Catridges

Every year, more than 300 million plastic printer cartridges end up dumped in landfills around the world — almost 10 cartridges are thrown away every second. While we can never completely stop the cycle of cartridges entering the waste stream, we can at least stem the flow.perfect green landfill

Last year approximately 190 million monochrome and 80 million colour cartridges were produced worldwide. (Source Lyra Research) Remanufacturing can save more than three million gallons of oil. Half a gallon of oil is conserved for each laser cartridge that is returned for remanufacturing, industry sources say. That’s a massive saving on our world’s natural resources!

 

SERIOUS ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENT


The manufacturing plant takes the effect of waste on the environment very seriously and has processes in place to make sure that everything is recycled – from general office waste right through to the unusable parts taken from the manufacturing process.


big-tickWaste toner & drum covers are reused in tarmac

big-tickCartridge casings & plastic parts are remade as drum covers

big-tickOPC drums are converted into aluminium bricks

big-tickCopper & steel blades & axles are melted down and recycled

 
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Two people are employed full time to ensure that everything possible is recycled and this ensures that the plant achieves low carbon emission overall.


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SERIOUS ABOUT QUALITY


Our cartridges are manufactured to meet or exceed OEM standards. The production site is one of the most modern in Europe and rigorous quality control ensures that the product meets or exceeds the highest industry benchmarks for remanufactured cartridges

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Every toner cartridge is comprehensively inspected for quality and functionality. Between five and seven pages are printed to test for colour density, grey scales, sharpness and yield. In addition, long term tests are performed that cover the entire print capacity of the toner cartridge.


Remanufacturing is extremely important; every cartridge that we remanufacture is one fewer going directly to the landfill. For every remanufactured cartridge purchased, it’s one less new cartridge that needs to be produced, saving it from entering the waste stream and from draining the planet’s natural resources. In fact,many printer cartridges end up dumped in places you’d never expect — in rural areas of Asia, where they often end up dumped in rivers or stacked along roads, according to a recent report by environmental groups.


Reducing the number of cartridges that end up in the limited landfill sites available has to be environmentally efficient, and makes good economic sense.


THREE YEAR WARRANTY


We’re very confident in the quality of our product. It is produced under strict quality control in one factory in Europe. However, in the unlikely event of a problem all the products in the range are backed by a Three Year Warranty. We will replace any toner cartridge that is found to be defective.

 

big-tick3 year warranty with every product

big-tickAll the best selling products- HP, Brother, Canon, Samsung, Lexmark & more.

big-tickGuaranteed lower cost than the competition

 

WHAT IS A REMANUFACTURED TONER CARTRIDGE?


Remanufactured cartridges have been recycled and reprocessed from an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) empty core. The process differ from manufacture and materials used with varying results in quality and page yields. Our remanufactured cartridges are produced to stringent quality control standards, using lab-tested components to ensure consistent OEM – equivalent performance.


WHAT IS THE PROCESS?


A typical production process includes inspection and replacement of key components as needed such as the OPC (ORGANIC PHOTO CONDUCTOR) drum, wiper blade, PCR (Primary Charge roller) and magnetic roller. One of the most critical parts of the cartridge is the OPC Drum. New aftermarket drums are made specifically for remanufactures to have a harder and more durable surface than the OEM drum. We use only new drums in our cartridges to ensure OEM equivalent results.


IS A REMANFACTURED CARTRIDGE INFERIOR TO A NEW ONE?


There should be no difference in print quality or page yield with a properly remanufactured cartridge. Our cartridges contain only quality toners that work well with OPC drum and other replacement parts to meet OEM performance.


WHAT IF I EXPERIENCE A PRINT QUALITY ISSUE?


If a cartridge does not meet expectations, simply notify a customer service representative and return the cartridge and a page sample showing the print quality problem in the box it came in – Return it for evaluation and replacement. Please refer to our product Warranty for details.


AM I REALLY HELPING THE ENVIROMNET BY USING REMANUFACTURED CARTRIDGES?


Definitely. Each discarded cartridge adds approximately three pounds of unnecessary waste to our land fills – waste that will take as long as 1,000 years to decompose. It is estimated that 100 million Laser and printer cartridges and 400 million inkjet printer cartridges are produced each year.

Remanufacturing these 500 million cartridges will save an estimated four million cubic feet of land fill space. The office products remanufacturing industry has already made a substantially positive impact on the environment and the economy and will continue to do so.


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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


Q) Will using a remanufactured cartridge affect or nullify the warranty on my printer?

A) Not at all - a printers warranty will be unaffected.This is because the remanufactured cartridges are original cartridges that have been rebuilt using new and recycled components.

 

Q) Am I really helping the environment by using remanufactured cartridges? 

A)Definitely, each discarded cartridge adds approximately three pounds of unnecessary waste to our landfills – waste that will take as long as 1,000 years to decompose. Over 100 million laser and printer cartridges and 400 million inkjet cartridges are produced each year. Remanufacturing these 500 million cartridges will save four million cubic feet of land fill space.

 

Q)Can I save money by buying remanufactured cartridges?

A)Yes. Remanufactured cartridges are generally less expensive than a brand new cartridge.


Q)Will using a remanufactured cartridge affect or nullify the warranty on my printer?

A)Not at all. Your printer's warranty will be unaffected. This is because the remanufactured cartridges are original cartridges that have been rebuilt using new and recycled components.


Q) Are all of your remanufactured cartridges tested?

A)Yes. Remanufactured cartridges are tested to insure that they'll provide the same page yield performance. In some cases, page yield is even 5% higher.

 

ONLINE CATALOGUE OF OFFICE SUPPLIES

To see a full range of our products online and to search for specific items within our catalogue, please click on this link. Please call or email us for prices.

tel : 01825 766 500 sales@teambase.co.uk fax : 01825 766 444