Sunday, 15 April 2012


Survey tests show compatible and remanufactured cartridges performing virtually as well as genuines.

We undertook a test during the month of March 2012 of how the different type of printer cartridges would stack up against each other, expecting that the genuines would prove to be more reliable than the compatibles/remanufactured, but possibly by not too higher a percentage.
The retailer supplying the information advised us that the non-genuines were from highly regarded suppliers.
They also advised that the ratio of sales was approx. four times for non-genuines compared to genuines.
We were surprised to find a very low failure rate of only 0.65% for non-genuines. 
Especially considering the hype that non-genuines are risky buying.
Another  interesting fact to arise from the survey is that 1 in 154 cartridges was a failure, including the very low cost ink cartridges. There possibly were users who could not be bothered going to the trouble of returning duds, although doubtful in that customers generally are very cost conscious and feel aggrieved if what they bought doesn't work
And as the retailer who supplied the information for us advised, they replace any failed cartridge once they verify it is their cartridge.
Your decision, remembering there are other factors such as print quality and recycling.

OEM or Generic Cartridge? Survey Results Show Customers’ preferences - link

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