HP findings show remanufactured cartridges cost 31% more

Posted: May 13, 2009 in Tech

HP announced findings that show small and medium businesses (SMBs) in Asia Pacific who use remanufactured cartridges incur twice as much (31%) in total costs than if they were to use original HP monochrome LaserJet cartridges.

The Asia Pacific reliability comparison study by Quality Logic Inc (QL Study) (commissioned by HP) showed that remanufactured toner cartridges tested had reliability and page quality issues. 1 in 4 of all remanufactured cartridges tested in the QL study exhibited reliability failures and almost 1 in 3 pages inspected were not acceptable for all uses.

The HP findings also confirmed that Original HP LaserJet toner cartridges offer reduced environmental impact, incurring 84% less CO2 in reprinted pages or the equivalent of 37.7 liters of oil, compared to remanufactured cartridges, shedding light on the true environmental impact of remanufactured cartridges. This takes into consideration the additional reprinted pages and additional energy consumption in reprinting when using remanufactured cartridges.


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