Thursday, April 12, 2012

What’s the Difference between a Refilled, Refurbished, and a Remanufactured Toner Cartridge?

There are tons of aftermarket printer toner cartridges out there, all labeled with different and yet sometimes quite confusing terms such as refilled, refurbished, and remanufactured. What does it mean? Aren’t they the same? Or is one better than the other? 

Refilled Toners –

This is the most affordable but yet can be the most unreliable selection of all. In most cases, new toner ink fills through the used toner. Some do a better job in emptying the used toner before applying more ink. The entire refilling procedure takes about five minutes. However, that’s about it for making a refilled toner cartridge.  

There is a higher chance of toner leaking issue for refilled units mainly due to the unprofessional handling of the cartridges or the cross contamination between the old and new components.

Refurbished Toners –

This option is slightly better than refilled toners. Refurbished units are generally previously defected units being checked and repaired before future usage.

Remanufactured Toners –

Remanufactured toners go through extensive steps of inspection, cleaning, assembling, and testing before available for resale. Critical components such as the blade, roller, and waste bin are examined and replaced if necessary. The final products are very close to OEM counterparts, and of course, with a generous markdown of 30% to 40%. Here at Toner Spot, you’ll find nearly all of our remanufactured units are at least 50% cheaper compared to OEM cartridges.  

All of our compatible toner and drum cartridges are remanufactured units. In fact, all of them were remanufactured under ISO-9001 Standards and all orders are covered under our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee Program. To further ease you in trying out compatible toners, please note that using a remanufactured toner will not void you from printer warranties. Please visit our official website for a full list of remanufactured compatible cartridges.

Don't forget to enter coupon code "NY2012" before end of April, 2012 to receive 10% off entire purchase. You will also enjoy no shipping charge for orders over $75. Please feel free to email us at if you have any questions!

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