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Premium remanufactured toner cartridges vs. OEMs vs. inexpensive remans

In addressing concerns I've heard regarding the quality of remanufactured toner cartridges, I understand fully well the reason it may be perceived that all remanufactured toner cartridges are of lesser quality than OEM (new) cartridges.

Among the many remanufacturers that provide toner cartridges, there are a fair number who give the rest a bad name. On the other hand, there are a fair number that provide an excellent product, and offer competitive pricing when compared to OEM cartridge prices.

Where that leaves the end-user is in a dilemma whereas the end-user has some choices:

  • Choose the OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) at a premium price (pay more and get a great cartridge) 
  • Choose a high-quality, premium remanufactured toner cartridge at a price that is 30%-40% less than an OEM cartridge (pay less than you would for an OEM unit, more than you would for the least expensive remanufactured option and get a great cartridge) 
  • Choose the least expensive remanufactured cartridge because the end-user is attempting to gain maximum savings for their expenditure (pay less than any other option, and get a cartridge that may end up costing you more in lost time and "headaches")

Over and over I have seen the end-user make the first choice to "play it safe" -- the easiest, yet, most costly option. Often, the end-user makes the third choice in order to meet budget, then getting "burned". After getting "burned", they go back to the first choice, choosing to "play it safe". Did that once, won't do it again!

As a provider of only premium remanufactured toner cartridges, we offer end-users the second choice, and tend to hold our customers for very long periods of time. Every toner cartridge Dolphin Blue provides carries a one-year warranty against all defects in materials and workmanship. If our toner cartridge ever causes a printer malfunction, we pay for the service to repair the printer. This is a No Lose proposition for the user!

If a toner cartridge is remanufactured to the standards of the OEM unit, it should, and will, perform as well as the OEM. That is why we are not the least expensive option. All Dolphin Blue's toner cartridges are remanufactured to the standards the OEMs have set. You will not experience a loss of quality with any toner cartridge provided by Dolphin Blue.

To see what other federal agency users say about Dolphin Blue's toner cartridge quality and performance, call us at 800.932.7715 for references.

If an end-user is looking for maximum savings in the cost of a toner cartridge, then we are not where you should spend your money. If, however, you are looking for maximum value and optimal performance, then we offer the best product available, and the best investment for your dollar.

You may want to purchase just one toner cartridge from us and evaluate the cartridge for yourself. Get your IT manager to put it through his or her rigorous evaluation process. I am confident you'll find our quality every bit as high-quality as any OEM cartridge you now use.

I am here to answer your questions and concerns. I can be reached at my office at or 800.932.7715 . You can email me at Thomas@dolphinblue.com.


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Thank you for your purchase with Dolphin Blue. Your purchase has assisted in creating a sustainable world.

Tom Kemper, President • Dolphin Blue, Inc. • GS-14F-0050L •1.800.932.7715

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Executive Order 13101
RMAN (Recovered Materials Advisory Notice)
CPG (Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines) for Post Consumer Recycled Content
Section 6002 of RCRA (Resource Conservation & Recovery Act)
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