The Increase of OEM Prices and Demand for Compatible CartridgesJuly 14, 2010 1 Comment
With the global recession that hit many industries since last year, the prices of the original equipment manufacturer cartridges or OEMs have just rapidly increased which created pain for the pockets of printer users.
To keep their printing needs while saving on the expenses, many have shifted to the third party products which are either the remanufactured cartridges or the compatible inks and toners.
The compatible printer cartridges are known to have less expensive prices with high quality printing that can meet and even exceed the performance made by OEMs. It is not shocking to find out that many have shifted to these third party items since the big printer makers have really increased the amount of their products since the fourth quarter of 2008. It has even been studied that until the year 2012, the OEM industry will continue to experience a decrease in sales and revenues while the aftermarket stores like the third party makers of compatible inks and toners will gain more customers and orders within the said period.
A compatible printer cartridge is a third party item that is evaluated, inspected, created, and then tested to ensure the professional quality and performance for its buyer. It is usually made up of a recycled printer cartridge that has been examined for defects and damages to replace these parts. Its makers are concerned with the value that their products give so it is assured that the right manufacturing processes are being applied.
This can also be a reason why many are considering third party cartridges. It cannot be denied that the technology once possessed by OEMs only is now being applied to other products as well.