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How an OEM Conversion Program Helps Canadian Businesses Succeed

When it comes to buying printer cartridges, many organizations may feel like they have limited options. Widely known to be more expensive per ounce than human blood, manufacturers of OEM cartridges are – pardon the pun – making a killing.

However, buying OEM printer and toner cartridges is just one option when it comes to fueling the printer. As companies of every size and in every vertical have become more concerned with remaining as competitive as possible, a new industry has sprung up to address the printer cartridge monopoly. It’s known as the remanufactured cartridge industry, and it’s doing more for the world than helping businesses save.

Switching from OEM to remanufactured cartridges is easy. First Phase Data is partnered with one of the most reputable remanufacturers in the world and excited to bring their program to businesses in eastern Canada. Here’s how.

OEM Conversion: Clover Imaging’s Silver Bullet Program

For most businesses, toner and ink cartridges for the print fleet represent a massive expense. From devices that require ultra-specific cartridge models to contracts that require companies to purchase toner from a manufacturer, reining in the costs of the print environment can feel impossible.

How does saving up to 30 percent on the office’s toner and ink cartridges sound? Imagine spending $30.09 on a cartridge instead of $42.99. Sounds too good to be true?

With Clover Imaging’s Silver Bullet Program, that’s not just possible – it’s likely. The OEM Conversion Program helps businesses switch from OEM cartridges purchased new from the manufacturer to Clover’s award-winning remanufactured cartridges.

Remanufactured cartridges are used cartridges that have been cleaned, repaired, and refilled with toner or ink. They sidestep all of the costs associated with manufacturing the cartridge itself, and those savings are then passed on to the customer.

As a partner of Clover, First Phase Data is thrilled to offer OEM conversion to companies in Winnipeg and the surrounding areas. Enjoy access to best-in-class remanufactured printer toner and ink cartridges suited to the specific printer models an office uses.

The Advantages of Remanufactured Cartridges

When 50 to 60 percent of the average office’s consumable usage involves paper, toner, and ink, programs that allow a company to save money on them are especially valuable. However, that’s not the only advantage that an office gains when it switches to remanufactured cartridges. When switching to remanufactured cartridges, an office also enjoys:

1. A Reduced Environmental Footprint

Was sustainability in the office a New Year’s resolution? Switching to remanufactured cartridges is a low-disruption, high-impact way to accomplish that.

Toner cartridges require a lot of resources and materials to produce. According to some estimates, each cartridge puts as much as 4.8kg of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. That’s over 10 times more than the average greenhouse gas emissions from a typical passenger vehicle.

Offices alone use around an average of 375 million toner cartridges each year. That’s 1.8 million tonnes of carbon dioxide emitted, which is about half the weight of the Pyramid of Giza.

In contrast, remanufactured cartridges eliminate all of those emissions. Refurbishing cartridges represent a carbon-neutral process that, while invisible, have a tremendous impact on a company’s carbon footprint.

2. Better Quality and Flexibility

Some customers worry about quality when it comes to switching to remanufactured cartridges. That’s very reasonable. After all, the office printers play a considerable role in the professional impressions that a company makes.

A reputable remanufacturer, like Clover, delivers remanufactured cartridges that perform at the same or even better quality than their OEM counterparts. When a cartridge is refurbished, it’s stripped down completely. Any worn parts get replaced. Often, remanufacturers will also re-engineer cartridges to allow them to hold more toner. These cartridges are commonly referred to as “extended yield” or “high yield” remanufactured cartridges.

Reputable manufacturers also test their remanufactured and extended yield cartridges with the same ISO/IEC yield benchmarks as OEM manufacturers. That ensures customers receive cartridges that perform as well as, if not better than new supplies.

Additionally, many OEM cartridge providers may attempt to lock businesses into contracts or terms of service that forbid them from purchasing supplies elsewhere. That removes a company’s control over its printing bill and prevents them from seeking a lower price elsewhere. In contrast, no such thing exists with a remanufacturer. A company is free to shop around for the best deal.

Start Saving with Remanufactured Cartridges Today

Remanufactured cartridges are one strategy that businesses increasingly adopt to reduce their operating expenses as much as possible. By switching from OEM to remanufactured cartridges, a company can reduce its printing supply costs by as much as 30 percent.

First Phase Data is proud to work with Clover to deliver best-in-class remanufactured cartridges. However, that’s not all we offer. Check out our other print supplies to learn how we can support the creation of a cost-effective print environment.

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