There are a few things to remember:
Please note, There are new generation (sometimes known as V1 or new version) HP301 and HP301XL cartridges and are both eligible on this scheme but do have different prices. Any date on the cartridge after 01/07/2014 is classed as new generation for both black and colour. In order to find out what date your cartridge is please see the diagram below:
Intros or starter Cartridges
Please ensure you check your cartridges for starter or intro cartridges. On HP cartridges this is usually presented by the word 'Intro' or 'Starter' on the label but on Samsung's it is typically represented by an S after the code. If the cartridge came with your printer then it is most likely a starter or an intro cartridge. These do not always have a value. If you are unsure please contact us before sending your cartridges.
Low Volume cartridges
Some cartridges - HP350, HP337 and HP338. have a low volume cartridge which is not the same as the full volume despite having the same code. The only way to tell the difference is by looking at the back.
Please look out for the recesses as depicted in the following two photos. The cartridges with these concaves are classed as low volume. If you are unsure what cartridge is a low volume and what is not, please do not hesitate to contact us. Low Volume cartridges do NOT have any value.
The difference between Original, Remanufactured and Compatible:
Original equipment manufacturer (OEM)
An original cartridge is a brand new cartridge manufactured by the same brand that made your printer. So an original cartridge for a HP printer is manufactured by HP.
Genuine or Virgin
Another name for an original printer cartridge.
This is a brand new cartridge made by a third-party manufacturer. They have no affiliation with the original manufacturers of the printer, any change/alteration to the OEM core body will make this a compatible cartridge rather than remanufactured and the cartridges have not been used before and made from new parts. These compatibles usually infringe the copyright so can cause legal issues.
These are original cartridges which have been used once, returned, cleaned and refilled and will work in the same way as originally. Page yields are estimates only from the manufacturers, usually based on a 5% coverage, and will obviously vary according to usage.
These are original printer cartridges which have been used once, returned, cleaned, all working parts replaced and then refilled.
Page yields are estimates only from the manufacturers, usually based on a 5% coverage, and will obviously vary according to usage.
Apple, Brother, Dell, HP, IBM, Lexmark, Canon, Epson, Xerox and other manufacturer brand names and logos are registered trademarks of their respective owners. Any and all brand name designations or references are made solely for purposes of demonstrating compatibility of ink cartridges.
Where do you collect from?
We are a UK-wide collector of inkjet, laserjet and toner cartridges, so wherever you are based in the UK, we'll buy your cartridges from you. We have regular clients from across the nation, including Leeds, Nottingham, London, Birmingham, Leicester, Newcastle, Manchester, Liverpool, Cambridge, Sheffield, Peterborough, Oxford and Milton Keynes.