You Have A Choice - The Magnusson-Moss Warranty Improvement Act

October 16, 2018

You Have A Choice - The Magnusson-Moss Warranty Improvement Act

Understanding The Options - OEM vs. Remanufactured

You may have heard the term "OEM" used before, but what does OEM mean or stand for? OEM refers to “original equipment manufacturer.” In other words, if Brother made your printer, they've also made a toner or ink cartridge to go with it. No doubt about it, these high quality cartridges were designed for great durability and undeniable precision. Naturally, that translates into good print quality, but all of that comes at a much higher price.

Remanufactured cartridges started out as new OEM cartridges. Instead of throwing a perfectly usable and durable plastic shell away to sit in a landfill, however, another company refurbished it to be used again. A good remanufacturer will disassemble, clean, and test the cartridge before replacing any worn parts and refilling the toner. As long as the refurbishing process was thorough, these will often yield similar quality to an OEM cartridge.

As proven by a leading global independent office equipment test lab, General Data's Black Rhino Printer Supplies rival the performance of OEM toner and ink. Maximize your value by choosing imaging supplies that offer the best combination of quality, price and warranty. When you choose imaging supplies from us, you receive more value than you would from any OEM consumable.

You Have A Choice

As a printer owner, you have the right to choose the imaging supplies that offer you the best value, regardless of brand or printer model. This right is legally protected under the Magnusson-Moss Act, which makes it unlawful for any printer OEM, technician or service professional to void a printer warranty if aftermarket consumables are used. While we understand the need to be vigilant about the quality of the products purchased in part due to inferior clones on the market, a printer manufacturer can't legally control what brand of cartridges you chose to use in the printer you buy or let it impact your printer's warranty. 

All Black Rhino products are backed by a 100% peformance guarantee. If a product does not work as expected, we'll replace it. Browse our selection of Black Rhino Printer Supplies on The General Data Store.

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