What Are Compatible Cartridges?

what are compatible cartridges

If you’ve shopped for printer ink or toner online, you’ll know that there are a few different cartridge options available.  By far the most common cartridges are name brand cartridges, also known as original cartridges or OEM cartridges. OEM (original equipment manufacturer) printer cartridges are cartridges designed and built by your printer manufacturer for your printer. In other words, if HP made your printer, they’ve also made a cartridge to go with it.

A compatible cartridge is a brand new printer cartridge built by a manufacturer other than your printer.  The cartridge will still fit in your machine but print more pages and offer a similar print quality as a brand name cartridge. The only difference is that it’s made by a different manufacturer and sold in slightly different packaging! 

What is the main benefit of compatible cartridges? 

The most obvious selling point is the price. Compatible cartridges are up to 70% cheaper than brand name cartridges!  Some compatibles are of inferior quality, but there are plenty of compatible printer cartridges out there that hold their ground next to their OEM counterpart. That’s why it’s so important to find a time-tested provider like Printerinks.ie that offers only high-quality ink and toner cartridges.

Lastly, compatible cartridges are designed to perform as well as the OEM cartridges. In fact,   compatibles often having higher ink yields/capacities than originals! You will get the same great quality prints, at a fraction of the cost.

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