The battle continues to rage over the differences between genuine brand name cartridges and the non genuine (generic or third party) printer cartridges. So many articles have been written on the subject and still the average consumer seems to be undecided as to which is the best in regards to both print quality, overall costs as well as making sure their beloved printer is not compromised.
Definition of a Compatible Cartridge
A compatible or Generic ink cartridge is basically a copy of the genuine brand name cartridge which has been manufactured by a third party. Although there are hundreds of companies producing compatible cartridges some of the more common generic brands include Q-image, Calidad, Print-Rite and Q inks.
We (Cartridges Unlimited) have ran extensive tests over the years with all major brands of non genuine or third party inks and we believe that our own brand that you can buy right here, on this site is by far the most reliable and highest quality cartridge on the market today.
The main areas of concern with generic cartridges are compatibility, print quality, page yield and the actual quality of the cartridge moulding. If any of these qualities are not there then problems of one kind or another will occur. These problems include ink leakage, poor print quality and yield, jamming or not fitting correctly in the printer and cartridges “Not being Recognised”.