Are Inkjet Cartridge Chips Really Important?

July 9, 2010 No Comments

Inkjet_cartridge_chipIf you have been purchasing third party cartridges, either remanufactured or compatible inks and toners like those offered by Tonerboss.com, you may have experienced error messages like the “Low in Ink” or “Incompatible Cartridge” which are mostly made by the inkjet cartridge chips that were installed in the cartridges.

The technology used by the manufacturers of the chips is beneficial on their part and troublesome for third party stores and customers. It is advantageous for them since the printer users may feel inconvenient when using products that are not original while the other third party makers are still trying to find ways on how to stop these errors made by OEM chips. This is because the chips installed were programmed to deliver messages that were made for the inks that were originally in the cartridges. If these are recycled or remanufactured, the chip would not recognize the refilling made even after the containers have undergone technical and quality control processes. So if this is how the OEMs play their role, maybe printer users may think if the inkjet cartridge chips are really important and in what ways.

Most print manufacturers would say that putting chips in cartridges is very helpful for the users since these provide the right functions of a printer, accurate details on ink levels, prevents the products from being marketed as new ones. However, if you are someone who constantly wastes a lot of your money on expensive inkjet cartridges, you may think that these reasons are not really that important because all you want is to get inks that are affordable yet with high quality printing.

Now this is a challenge for all third party companies to continue fighting against erroneous messages made by OEM chips while maintaining the performance of their items that can be found as remanufactured or compatible cartridges.

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