I've tried refill kits or refill services before and they didn't work. What has changed?
Every company has different methods for remanufacturing their cartridges. However there are many pitfalls and shortcuts that reduce overall quality. thinqINK Computer Supplies does it right, resulting in a high-quality product for our customers, with an extremely low rate of defects or problems.
What are the environmental benefits to recycling cartridges?
Most toner and ink cartridges are made of non-biodegradable plastics that are estimated to take more than 1,000 years to begin decomposing in a landfill. By reusing these cartridges, we divert up to four pounds of plastic per cartridge from the landfill. Over 85% of used cartridges are currently thrown away, so we hope that even if you are not interested in using our refill services, you could still drop off your cartridges with us for recycling.
Will using a recycled cartridge void my warranty?
Although printer manufacturers would like you to believe this, the Canada Competition Act (Section 77) protects your rights as a consumer to shop around for supplies for your printers.
How many times can we refill an empty inkjet cartridge?
There are many variables involved in answering this question. It depends on the cartridge type, the refill method used and the care given to the cartridge by the consumer. For example, the worst thing you can do to a multi-color inkjet cartridge is to continue to print after one color has run out. If you do, the nozzle plate for the empty color will overheat and warp, ruining the cartridge for further refilling. Generally speaking, we expect between 5 and 10 refills for most cartridges.