The Definition of Remanufactured Toner (Quick Answer)


The Definition of Remanufactured Toner

A remanufactured toner cartridge is new toner inserted into a refurbished used toner cartridge.  

Toner remanufacturers will collect used cartridges, examine them, and replace any parts that are excessively worn or damaged.  They then refill the bottle with new toner and sell the remanufactured toner for significantly less than an OEM or new compatible toner cartridge.

Unfortunately, there is very little standardization among remanufacturers, and therefore it is critical that you only purchase toner from reliable vendors who will guarantee their toner.  An important question to ask a remanufactured toner seller is whether the toner has been re-chipped.

Considering switching to remanufactured toner to reduce costs?  We’ve written on the pros and cons of new vs remanufactured toner.

Cory Porteous
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