There are several types of cartridges, depending on the printing technology and manufacturer. We will try to explain to you the similarities and differences, features and nuances of these products. Original cartridges (OEM) - These are made by the same brand of printer manufacturer. When choosing cartridges, you need to consider the value for money. Genuine or original consumables provide high quality prints. This is especially important for photo printers and when printing photos. The disadvantage, however, is their high price. The manufacturers claim that using low-quality cartridges can hurt the printers themselves, and they recommend using only original cartridges. Depending on the printing resources, there are 4 different types of original supplies: 1. - Starter or demo cassettes. These are the cartridges that come with the new printer. Their productivity / resources are low.
2. - Standard cassettes. The standard standard cartridge productivity is for the home printer or small business.
3. - More resource cartridges. This type is for machines that require a large print capacity.
4. - Extremely resource intensive cartridges. They are generally used in machines with a high daily print capacity. They significantly reduce printing costs. Compatible or analog supplies are new cartridges that other factories produce using their own technology or using technology purchased from printer manufacturers. The manufacturers of these products have their own brand. For example, G&G, Printrite, Static-Control and many others. The sale and production of compatible consumables is not against the law, as it does not infringe copyrights or patents. In addition, manufacturers of compatible products provide a lifetime warranty on their cartridges. Analog cartridges are practically no different from the original ones. The only difference is that these consumables are not made by printer manufacturers. In fact, the print quality when using compatible cartridges is comparable to the original (OEM). But they are 50-150% cheaper. This is provided that the compatible cartridges are of good quality. Therefore, it is only worth buying consumables from reputable sellers who also have warranty obligations. Today, compatible consumables are almost as good as the originals. Some copies even exceed the originals in certain parameters, such as resource and print quality. Many manufacturers of compatible cartridges also have international quality certificates ISO 9001-14000.