Basics® Brand Cartridges - Get the Facts! What is a Remanufactured Cartridge? These cartridges have been recycled and reprocessed from an empty core of the original equipment manufacturer (OEM). They are manufactured to stringent quality control standards, using lab-tested components to ensure consistent OEM equivalent performance.
Is a Remanufactured Cartridge Inferior to a New One? There should be no difference in print quality or page yield with a properly remanufactured cartridge. Our cartridges contain only quality toners that work well with their new drums and other replacement parts to meet OEM performance.
Am I Really Helping the Environment by Using Remanufactured Cartridges? Definitely. Each discarded cartridge adds approximately three pounds of unnecessary waste to our landfills-waste that will take as long as 1000 years to decompose. It is estimated that 100 million laser and printer cartridges and 400 million inkjet printer cartridges are produced each year. Remanufacturing these 500 million cartridges will save an estimated four million cubic feet of landfill space!