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Wednesday, 29 August 2012
SAMSUNG IS NOT ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY
Samsung have recently
released an article putting down remanufactured cartridges.
The article by Samsung, linked here, states how the remanufactured cartridges 'can' result in printouts
marred by streaks, splotches etc, and that they 'may potentially'
shorten the life of the printer.
That reads to me like
'if your aunt didn't have breasts she 'may/can be your uncle'. The
paragraph is designed to create fear.
What they fail to add
is that if a 'fake', as Samsung calls them, does produce inferior
results, their manufacturing won't last long, market forces will see
As for potentially
shortening the printer's life, the money saved from using
remanufactured cartridges will more than compensate for a replacement
printer, preferably with a brand that doesn't go out of its way as
much as Samsung to eliminate remanufactured printer cartridges and
thereby help create an environment unfriendly to sustainability.
The article by Samsung
then goes on to state that a remanufactured cartridge “usually
shows signs of physical damage on the outer plastic case...........”
That's not my understanding of remanufactured cartridges, refills
possibly. The international remanufactured cartridge suppliers I'm
aware of look in new condition, because they are quality checked
before reprocessing, and where possible components that have signs of
wearing are replaced.
Samsung, along with
other brand Original Equipment Manufacturers, should realise that if
they hadn't used the printer cartridge to maximise prices in the
first place, then entry of replica products would have been more
Yesterday morning I
received my monthly newsagent invoice wrapped around my delivered
There was a request on
the invoice for me to agree to receiving the statement notice via
email in future. I wonder if the CEO for Samsung might also have
received a similar request from his newsagent? And if so, would it
occur to him that high printing costs, as well as the environmental
message which appeared on my invoice, might be partially his