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Understanding Quality Compatible and Original Ink Cartridges

In today's fast-paced world, many businesses are finding that they are doing more and more printing. This invariably means that they are going through more ink cartridges than ever before. When it comes to printer cartridges, you have two main choices: compatible cartridges and original cartridges. This piece will highlight the difference between the two and will hopefully go some way in helping you decide which is best for your business.

Original cartridges are manufactured by a printer manufacturer specifically to work with a certain printer brand, but can be distributed through reputable suppliers. Compatible cartridges are made by third party companies and work with a variety of printers making them quite versatile. These cartridges, however, must be clearly distinguished from lower quality recycled cartridges which traditionally use the 'drill and fill' technique and produce inferior quality and performance.

Compatibles produced by established suppliers such as Cartridges for Africa, whether toner or ink, are not only able to rival the quality and performance of the original consumables, but are also competitively priced, and one can purchase these printer cartridges online. The same standard cannot be said for recycled cartridges which produce low quality prints, particularly with imagery.

So you'll be paying significantly less for compatible cartridges that still go through rigorous steps when produced to ensure the highest standards. Depending on whether its toner or ink cartridges there are various quality control measures enforced for each; cartridges are carefully selected, inspected, tested, checked, cleaned, parts are replaced where needed, toner or ink is replaced to OEM specifications and final products are tested for approval! Respected suppliers will be able to offer both compatible and original cartridges to cater for the ever-growing demands. Many choose to remain with originals as far as possible as matter of preference.

If your business is burning through cartridges at a rapid rate, printing large volumes of text with very few images, then compatible cartridges would be highly recommended. Compatibles generally perform very well when it comes to printing text; in fact, most can't tell the difference between text printed by quality compatibles or by original cartridges. If you find you are printing a lot of images then you will want to consider original cartridges. Although original cartridges have an edge here, if you have a strict budget but are still aiming for a decent quality of versatile printing, you can opt for compatible cartridges as the gap in quality and performance is narrowing.

In conclusion, it is important that you know what your business is looking for in terms of printer cartridges and related services. Whether your business is looking for original or compatible printer cartridges, Cartridges for Africa will find you the best product to fit your needs, your printer and your pocket. We provide the widest range of original brands and high quality compatibles throughout Southern Africa with excellent warranties and aftercare. You can also purchase printer cartridges online by visiting us here.


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