Saving dollars on remanufactured toner could end up costing
you in reprinting.
An independent study commissioned by HP reveals that HP
output quality is consistently more reliable than
A clear winner
a leading quality assurance organization, recently
tested the performance of HP Color LaserJet toner
cartridges vs. remanufactured brands.1 QualityLogic tested five remanufactured brands (20
cartridges of each brand) for this 2008 study. The test
results showed that the quality and usability of pages
printed with Original HP LaserJet colour toner cartridges
was consistently more reliable than output from the
remanufactured colour toner cartridges.
Remanufactured cartridges don’t always arrive ready to
work – leaking toner is one issue.
Quality you can rely on
used a page quality scale developed from responses of
real business customers about the level of print quality
they require for different business purposes. The
results show that business customers demand better
quality on documents intended for distribution outside
the company. Often, the page quality from the tested
remanufactured cartridges was not good enough for
external distribution including customers and others
outside the company – and required reprinting.1
Examples of printed pages
based on the
page quality scale.
(1) Printed page that is acceptable
for all uses.
(2) Printed page that was unsuitable
for external use.
Over 25% of the pages inspected from the tested
remanufactured cartridges were unsuitable for
Over 98% of the pages inspected from Original HP
cartridges tested were acceptable for all uses.
You pay the
price for poor quality, when you consider the cost of
reprinting pages that are unacceptable for their
intended use. Reprints require purchasing extra paper
and replacement cartridges. In the end, an Original HP
colour toner cartridge can end up costing less than the
average remanufactured colour toner cartridge.
A set of Original HP Color LaserJet cartridges can
cost up to $76 less than remanufactured cartridges
when you include the costs of reprinting low quality
pages that don’t meet business customers’ standards
for external distribution.2
Bottom line: Reprinting poor-quality pages is a
waste of time and money and a frustration you don’t
need. Using Original HP cartridges lets you focus on
time and paper that is wasted having to reprint pages
that are unacceptable for the intended use you could
purchase a brand new Original HP Toner Cartridge.
The colour of trust
Blue is blue is blue,
right? Not exactly. Colours printed by remanufactured cartridges can
vary significantly from the colours printed by HP cartridges. HP
colour can’t be matched. When compared with colours printed using
Original HP Color LaserJet cartridges, the colours printed using the
tested remanufactured cartridges demonstrated significant and
noticeable colour differences.3
Across the tested remanufactured cartridges, all six
colours—cyan, magenta, yellow, red, green, and blue—deviated
significantly from the colours printed using Original HP
Produce documents and marketing materials with consistent, true
colours—an important part of your company’s brand—using Original
HP Color LaserJet cartridges.
committed to reducing its environmental impact across
all aspects of business. We offer an extensive free
recycling program for our toner cartridges. You can be
sure HP never refills, resells or sends print cartridges
to a landfill. And you can help us keep that promise.
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*HP calculation based on the average results of a QualityLogic 2010 study comparing Original HP LaserJet Print Cartridges with seven brands of non-HP toner cartridges sold in North America for the HP LaserJet P1505 and P4015 printers, HP 36A and 64A. For details, see qualitylogic.com/NAmonotonertest.pdf. Calculation includes paper, cartridge replacement and labor for reprints. Assumes equal number of pages for external, internal and individual use. Labor rate from Mercer 2009 Global Pay Study. Assumes purchase price for HP cartridge is $170 and 30% lower purchase price for a non-HP toner cartridge. Actual prices, costs and savings may vary.