Source Technologies recently tested a variety of remanufactured MICR toner cartridges to discover first hand what concerns our customers are facing when using these inferior products.
The testing was done in-house by our team of engineers, who collectively have more than 300 years of experience in the printer business and more than 80 years of expertise in the engineering and development of MICR printers and MICR toner formulation.
What they found was of great concern to us and should be of great concern to you:
No standards. Since most suppliers of remanufactured MICR toner cartridges don’t adhere to any standards, you never know what you’re going to get.
The wrong cartridge for your printer model
- Low MICR signal strength
- Inconsistent toner coverage
- Flaking off MICR line
- Bank rejection fees
How used is it? Some remanufactures reuse a cartridge 5, 10, 15 times or more. Cartridges are not built for endless use. So, it’s only a matter of time before you purchase a cartridge that just can’t perform any more.
You get what you pay for. Remanufacturers want you to think you’re getting a great deal. They advertise a low cost for a high-yield. They literally bank on the fact that you’re not going to keep track of the yield you’re getting. So, you’ll never know that the 21K cartridge you purchased only actually yields 12K. Your cost per page virtually doubled.
The speed of doing business: Some remanufacturers warn against printing at speeds of greater than 25 pages per minute and suggest that you print for only 2 minutes at a time. Time is money. Make sure your toner cartridge can keep up with your speed of doing business.
Most importantly, when you purchase a compatible, remanufactured or refilled MICR toner cartridge you forfeit all of the quality assurance features that a Source Technologies secure MICR solution provides.
- Low toner warning
- MICR toner detection
- MICR Guarantee