Compatible printer cartridges are alternative cartridges that have been manufactured by a third party. Compatible cartridges can be a brand new cartridge or a remanufactured cartridge, depending on what’s available for your printer model. Usually if a cartridge is a new compatible or remanufactured, the supplier will mention it in the their product description. No matter what you get, both cartridge types work equally well and should match the quality of the genuine product.
A brand new compatible cartridge is built by a third party manufacturer and is designed to fit and function in your specific printer, it’s like buying the generic version of the genuine brand. In order to avoid infringement on a patented design, some compatibles might have slight design differences from the original. Despite any structural difference you may notice, the cartridge will still fit and print a full yield, just like the original brand.
Remanufactured ink is a genuine brand cartridge that has gone through one cycle of use. After use, the cartridge is recycled, acquired by a remanufacturing facility and put through a rigorous professional refurbishing process. During the refurbishing process the cartridge is disassembled, thoroughly cleaned and tested for quality. It’s then carefully refilled, tested again and brought back to life! Remanufactured cartridges are great for the environment. Every remanufactured cartridge you buy is one less cartridge ending up in a landfill.
Compatible cartridges install the exact same way as the genuine brand. They are guaranteed to fit and function just like the original brand.