Thursday, August 1, 2013

Why Non-OEM Ink?

Why Non-OEM Ink?

            Many printer manufacturers heavily push their own Original Equipment Manufacturer Ink (OEM) and for good reason, they profit heavily from them. They publicize their own inks as the only true option to get the best color accuracy and precision from their printers, however, this is not always the case.
            OEM inks have very high levels of color accuracy and precision, as they are made by the manufacturer of the printer themselves. Manufacturers also say that third party or remanufactured inks can damage the printer. This may be true of some types of cheaply made non-OEM inks, but there are many high quality options. The two common options that exist are either remanufactured or replacement inks. Remanufactured inks use empty cartridges from the printers and are refilled with ink. Replacement cartridges are made by a third party and are supposed to be compatible with the printer.

Remanufactured Cartridges:
        Makers of remanufactured ink make it by refilling old ink cartridges of OEM ink and reselling them. The quality in remanufactured ink varies widely, high quality cartridges are taken apart and all the pieces are cleaned individually. Lower quality cartridges simply have a hole drilled in them and refilled with ink. It is very important to make sure that you are receiving a cartridge that has been made with quality manufacturing.

Replacement Cartridges:
        These cartridges are made by third party vendors that aim to match the color quality and precision of the manufacturers inks. Some of the better producers have made ink that rivals or even exceeds the color accuracy of the original ink. The cartridges are designed to work without any problems, with the chips making the electronic signature of the original cartridges and ink being chemically analogous, so as not to cause any damage to the printer head. Damage to the print head is understandably one of the main concerns for printers when using non-OEM inks, but many of the current products on the market are proven to be completely compatible with both the physical and electronic components on large format printers. 
        For example on our site the Canon PFI-702 ink cartridge, which is designed for printers in the imagePROGRAF series, is sold for 189.99 and the retail price for OEM ink is 299.99. The printer has 12 possible colors it can use, so by purchasing all of these ink cartridges from ProInk USA, a company would save upwards of a $1,000. 

         If money wasn’t a factor OEM ink would be a fantastic choice for all users, but paying 300 dollars per cartridge for a commercial printing shop can quickly add up. Replacement inks are usually around half the price and the reputable companies have no compatibility problems with the ink. Many commercial printers have started to switch over to replacement inks as they can create the exact same image and significantly reduce their operating costs.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Full Line of Inks for Epson & Canon Printers

Instead of purchasing expensive OEM inks directly from the manufacturer, save hundreds by purchasing high quality ink made in the USA! We offer a full line of inks, if you have any questions about what ink is compatible with your printer feel free to call us at 1-805-747-4611 and we will be happy to help you.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

New PFI-704 Ink Cartridges for Canon 8300 and 8300s imagePROGRAF

We have a new line of PFI-704 ink cartridges that work with the Canon imagePROGRAF 8300 and 8300s, check out our website here to see the full listing of available colors. High quality ink made in the USA, at an unbeatable price.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

ProInk USA

--> For businesses using ink, image is everything. In the digital world, achieving quality printing from inkjet cartridges requires excellence in ink manufacturing to match the equipment’s exacting standards. ProInk USA and affiliates have been trusted by manufacturers, recyclers and distributors worldwide to satisfy their highest requirements for over three decades. With ProInk USA you’ll experience significant improvements in product quality and performance. Our strict quality control assures image excellence and trouble-free printing. You see, for us, just like you, creating the best printing image is not just our business, its our specialty.