Will the OEMs Redesigning Tactic Win Against Compatible Printer Cartridges?October 26, 2010 No Comments
In the world of printing, there has been a constant war between OEMs and third party manufacturers which can be seen on papers and other media channels. While the original printer cartridge makers believe that they own every right to rule over every printing need, the producers of compatible laser toner cartridges and remanufactured ink cartridges still feel that they are the leading supplier of toners and inks.
So to combat the reign of compatible printer cartridges, the original printer makers have done continuous efforts like filing lawsuits such as patent infringement, offering business for its competitor to stop supplying remanufactured printer supplies, and the most common lately which is redesigning the printer cartridges. We will focus on the third strategy done by OEMs and see if it somehow effective.
OEM makers would frequently come out with new laser toners and printer inks that will fit their latest printer models. In this way, the third party suppliers will need time to study and create their own version of the new cartridges. By that time, the OEMs have already gained the top position for supplying the fresh types of laser toners.
Now with this tactic being applied by printer manufacturers, will the compatible laser toner cartridges and printer inks slowly disappear in the printing scene? If you’d ask me, it might not likely happen for now since there are still so many reasons why you should stick to third party printer supplies.