Article last updated March 8, 2023
Printers are an important piece of equipment in any home or business. So much so that for a lot of companies these days, it is not easy to do daily business without such a device. And when you are in the market for a new printer, you should take the time to think about all the choices available to you. And this includes remanufactured or refurbished printers.
Remanufactured and refurbished printers - what is exactly the difference?
Both remanufactured and refurbished printers are carefully chosen from out-of-lease, low-usage business printers and demo models. The biggest difference between these two conditions is pretty much down to how the devices are rebuilt or fixed.
A remanufactured printer is different in that these machines are completely stripped down and rebuilt in a remanufacturing facility. All the parts are repaired or replaced, regardless of the condition that they came in.
Every printer component is thoroughly cleaned, and then the printer is reset to its factory setting, and the software is updated to the latest version. The printers then go through sets of rigorous inspections and testing, making sure that every print or copy it produces is of the highest quality.
A refurbished printer is fixed or repaired by local printer technicians and experienced inspectors and goes through various inspection and thorough testing. The refurbishment process involves getting the device up to working order and producing high quality printouts or copies. Components that have nearly reached yield, are running low, are damaged or are at the end of their life cycle are replaced with brand new components.
The benefits of using remanufactured or refurbished printers
It saves you money
Saving money is no doubt the main benefit of buying and using either a remanufactured or refurbished office (or home) printer. Pretty much like purchasing any other product that is not exactly brand new, buying remanufactured or refurbished printers does come out as the more cost efficient option. These devices will work just as well as their brand new counterparts but are a lot more affordable; in fact you can save as much as 40% (or more) on the cost.
You help save the environment
Saving money and going green go hand in hand, just in case you didn't know. Buying remanufactured or refurbished printers helps your company lower its carbon footprint. More businesses and customers are actively associating themselves with environmentally friendly organizations; choosing a remanufactured or refurbished printer can have a positive effect on not only your company's bottom line, but also the environment.
By remanufacturing and refurbishing these devices, companies and manufacturers can cut down the number of printers and its components that are dumped in landfills or sent to the scrap yard. Remanufacturing and refurbishing can also be considered as forms of recycling as still serviceable printers are put back on the market, which means they extend the printer’s lifespan and reduce waste. Additionally, as more remanufactured and refurbished printers are put back into the market, companies spend less resources to build new ones.
It is NOT the same as a second hand printer
When the words remanufactured or refurbished come up, a lot of people naturally get concerned about the type of quality they will end up with. This comes from a misconception of the difference between remanufactured or refurbished and second-hand.
A second-hand printer is a device that you purchase from another user or company as it is, without any type of repair being done to the printer, while a remanufactured or refurbished printer has gone through an extensive rebuild or refurbishment process. The device components are replaced with new ones or repaired, and the printers are inspected and tested to make sure that a certain level of reliability and quality is not just met - but surpassed with every device.
Refurbished or remanufactured printers will be in a reliable, like-new condition
Because remanufactured and refurbished printers must go through extensive repairs, checking and testing, they perform at, and produce similar, if not 100% the same, quality as their brand new counterparts.
Prior to these printers being made available for sale to buyers, they must adhere to strict reliability and quality and standards. This makes sure that customers will get a printer that not only looks in good physical condition, but will also perform to manufacturer's standards.
You are entitled to after sales support and product warranties
A warranty can range from a few months to an entire year, depending on the store you bought the printer from. Here at Inkjets.com we provide a 90- day warranty on all our refurbished printers.
Printer suppliers and dealers are also willing to give the same technical support for remanufactured or refurbished printers as the brand new printers. You can rest assured you can get after sales support for the refurbished printer as long as the parts are still available for the specific model.
Reliable printers that will not break the bank
Looking for a great printing solution that won't break the bank? Check out refurbished HP printers at inkjets.com!
These printers are in like-new condition and come with genuine OEM ink cartridges, making them a great value for your money. Plus, each printer is backed by a 90 day warranty, so you can buy with confidence.
A refurbished printer is a great way to get a high-quality printer for a fraction of the price of a new one. Our refurbished printers are thoroughly tested and inspected by the manufacturer before being listed for sale, so our customers can be confident that they're getting a reliable product.
Whether you are looking for an all-in-one printer for your home office or a high-powered machine for your small business, refurbished printers from InkJets.com offer an incredible value.
Apart from coming in a plain box as opposed to retail packaging, the printer you receive will look and perform just like a brand new one. The main difference is the price tag; because these printers were originally either unsold new stock or previously used, all are brought up to like-new condition and sold with original accessories and components.