If you have questions about ink refills, we’ve got answers!

On this page you’ll find answers to some of the most common ink refill questions.

What does OEM mean?

OEM stands for Original Equipment Manufacturer. The OEM of your printer could be, for example, Hewlett Packard, Lexmark, Canon and Epson.

What is a remanufactured cartridge?

A remanufactured cartridge is one that has been manufactured from new and recycled components.

How long do remanufactured cartridges last?

They are guaranteed to perform as well as, or better than, the original OEM cartridges

Why recycle inkjet and toner cartridges?

More than 500 million OEM toner and inkjet cartridges are manufactured every year. If these cartridges are not diverted from our landfills, this equates to almost 1,000 tons of unnecessary pollution. In addition to this potential waste, more than three quarts of oil are consumed during the manufacturing of every OEM cartridge. This equates to more than 375,000,000 gallons of oil consumed every year to make toner and inkjet cartridges. Remanufactured cartridges use a recycled “empty” which reduces the amount of non-biodegradable waste in our landfills.

Will I save money by refilling?

You can save 20- 50% off OEM cartridge prices by refilling inkjet cartridges and purchasing remanufactured toner cartridges. Inkjet cartridges can be refilled 8 – 10 times without degrading quality. Your business can save thousands of dollars each year.

How are Ink Refill Center cartridges superior?

Our remanufactured cartridges are thoroughly cleaned, tested and verified to be of the highest quality. Some companies sell cartridges as remanufactured, but simply refill them with new toner without cleaning, replacing parts or testing for worn parts. All of our remanufactured cartridges are made from premium grade empty OEM cartridges. We test every cartridge for print quality before it goes to our customers to ensure you get the best value, the highest quality and the most vibrant printing.

What kind of page yield can I expect from a remanufactured cartridge?

You are likely to get a higher yield from Ink Refill Center cartridges than competitors or OEMs. That’s the benefit of our high standards and strict observation of quality control in meeting OEM specifications.

Will use of refilled or remanufactured cartridges void my printer's manufacturer warranty?

No. The Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act prohibits the printer manufacturer from voiding the warranty because you use a refilled or remanufactured cartridge. No company, by law in Canada and the U.S., can sell a product and then force the customer to buy further products from them in order to ensure their warranty remains valid.

Got Questions? – Frequently Asked Questions August 11, 2015