Remanufactured vs. Refilled Cartridge
Totalpost Mailing Ltd remanufactured cartridges utilising the latest technology, components and logistics are now more sophisticated than ever. The term ‘remanufactured’ only applies to ink cartridges that are genuine ‘originals’ to begin with. Totalpost carry out a stringent section process to ensure only selected ‘originals’ that have never been refilled or previously remanufactured are used.
The next step in the process is to thoroughly ‘clean out’ the cartridges. The cartridge chambers are cleaned and flushed out with de-ionised cleaning agents. Then to finalise the cleaning process we conduct a centrifuge evacuation to ensure no particles or ink residue are present, resulting in a completely clean cartridge inner chamber.
The final step is to fill the cartridges with the correct volume of specially formulated ink. The ink cartridges are then extensively tested to ensure the correct flow rate, dry time, colour density and to ensure the correct yield is achieved to equal or higher than the machine manufacturers specifications.
Totalpost’s comprehensive range of cartridges are finished in our own production facility located in the United Kingdom. We control the entire process from start to finish to ensure every ink cartridge remanufactured in our facility is 100% guaranteed.
A refilled cartridge is nothing more than that. A refiller will simply inject what they deem ‘enough’ ink into the already used and clogged up cartridge, then repackage the cartridge ready for sale. This low budget approach can cause a variety of problems. As a result dealers and end-users are reluctant to try refilled cartridges due to the poor quality and troublesome performance associated with them.