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Busted! 10 Myths about printer cartridges

There are some common myths surrounding printer cartridges; their cost, quality and many other things. Cartridge World explodes those myths (often put about by printer manufacturers) and shows you how you can save your business money by choosing Cartridge World’s printer cartridges.

As an example, some printer manufacturers like to suggest that refilled cartridges produce inferior quality prints. However, during independent tests carried out by leading technology reviews website www.trustedreviews.com, Cartridge World actually outperformed the manufacturers’ own cartridges.

Below are some more myths that cost your business money every day that we think you should be aware of.

Myth 1. The printer manufacturer's cartridges offer the best value for money

Fact. Choose Cartridge World and you enjoy huge savings compared to the cost of printer branded cartridges.

A report by Which? Magazine in November 2010 showed that Cartridge World offers the lowest running costs per print, saving you as much as 5p per page with an HP Deskjet F2480.

Myth 2. Printer manufacturers maintain that to get the best possible print quality, you need to use their cartridges

Fact. Cartridge World replacement cartridges outperformed the printer manufacturers' alternatives for three out of four printers in tests by leading technology reviews website trustedreviews.com.*

Myth 3. Unsurprisingly, they also say that to produce prints that will stand the test of time, their cartridges give the best results

Fact. In the same independent tests, Cartridge World inks proved durable, fade and smudge resistant in real-life conditions, matching the performance of HP and Canon's own inks, point for point.

Myth 4. The same people allege that as many as one in eight refilled or remanufactured cartridges won't work when you try them in your printer

Fact. Trustedreviews.com noted that Cartridge World's replacement cartridges all worked perfectly first time. We're so confident in our cartridges we offer a 100% Moneyback guarantee.

Myth 5. Printer manufacturers claim you get more prints out of their cartridges than refilled cartridges

Fact. A Rochester Institute of Technology Study commissioned by PC Magazine in 2008 found:

"Cartridge World cartridges, which cost less than HP's OEM versions on all counts, produced impressive page yield numbers too. Its black, cyan, and magenta cartridge generated about 70% more pages than the HP cartridge, and its yellow cartridge churned out 80% more."**

Myth 6. Printer manufacturers say only their cartridges use specially developed inks and toners to get the best performance from their machines.

Fact. So do we! Our inks and toners are specially formulated to match that of your original cartridge and our unique refilling processes have been developed over 10 years so the print quality is guaranteed to be as good, if not better, than your original.

Myth 7. They'll also say you shouldn't use refilled cartridges because they're 'used' and that means they're unreliable and of inferior quality

Fact. Our trained technicians replace all worn and moving parts in our cartridges. Then we test them to ensure optimum print performance before they leave our UK workshops. So they’re equally as good as new.

Myth 8. But at the same time they offer their own recycling schemes. If you look closely, you'll see their 'new' cartridges include "recycled materials", "reconditioned parts" & "remoulded materials"

Fact. Re-use is better for the environment than recycling. Independent studies have shown the carbon footprint of a refilled laser cartridge is up to a third less than that of a "new" cartridge.***

Myth 9. You are led to believe that ordering your cartridges through your stationery supplier will save you time

Fact. We understand the needs of your business so we offer free collection and delivery, in most instances same day. So we don’t just save you time, we free up your cash flow too!

Myth 10. Printer manufacturers also lead you to believe that using third party cartridges could invalidate your printers’ parts and service warranty

Fact. A close read of your printer warranty will reveal that using Cartridge World cartridges will NOT invalidate it. What’s more, in the unlikely event that one of our cartridges damages your equipment, we’ll full reimburse your repair charges.

Download our Myth Buster leaflet so you have it as a handy reminder that you can save your business money on printing costs.

*Source: The Ink jet Investigation, Trusted Reviews 2007
**Source: Rochester Institute of Technology Study commissioned by PC Magazine 2008
***Source: From a 2008 independent study performed by Best Foot Forward and commissioned by Centre for Remanufacturing and Reuse10 Ways

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