Genuine vs Compatible
Genuine Other names: Original, OEM
A genuine ink cartridge is produced by your printer manufacturer. While genuine ink cartridges (only when used conjunction with original papers) can often give the best results for long-lasting photographic prints the cost is often very high compared to the compatible alternative. While Genuine cartridges are more expensive, there is still a large fluctuation in pricing that occurs, you will however be hard pressed to find lower prices than ours.
Compatible Other names: Generic Brand, Non-Original, Non-Genuine
A compatible ink cartridge is a brand new cartridge (not refilled or remanufactured) produced by a third party manufacturer. A much cheaper alternative to the genuine branded product, if you want to save money your printing costs, compatible ink cartridges will defiantly help you achieve this. You will get the same amount of ink and the same number of pages with our compatible cartridges as you would get from a genuine.
Our compatibles are manufactured to the highest international quality and environmental standards, and are sold with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. They will not damage your printer.
Remanufactured Other names: Compatible
Remanufactured cartridges are a previously used Genuine cartridge, which has been collected through recycling programs, cleaned, refilled and e-tested by a third party manufacturer. Cartridges are offered as remanufactured where the production of a compatible is not allowed (due to either copyright laws on design or inability to produce, from new, certain components such as embedded microchips) As you would expect, remanufactured cartridges are cheaper than new genuine original cartridges and still perform the same as a compatible cartridge. Like all cartridges we sell, they are sold with a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
Printerink.com.au refer to all non-genuine cartridges (compatible & remanufactured cartridges) simply as "Compatible" for usabilty reasons. If you specifically require a certain type please contact us prior to your purchase.