Importance of Buying OEM Printer Inks

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Utilising original inks that are manufactured specifically for your printer are crucial if you want to maximise the lifespan of your printer, quality of your production and long term success of your business. This is no difference when it comes to printer parts. When the time comes to replace parts in your digital printer, you’ll inevitably face a choice between two options: original equipment manufacturer (OEM) parts or aftermarket parts.

Cost is a common rationale for selecting aftermarket products over OEM ones. Generally, aftermarket components are far cheaper which can be attractive when money is tight. However, the absence of a warranty for quality, fit and function can be an issue.

What are OEM printer parts and inks?

OEM, or Original Equipment Manufacturer, printer parts are components that are designed and produced by the same manufacturer as the original equipment. These are specifically engineered to seamlessly integrate with the printer model they are intended for, offering a direct replacement for damaged or worn-out parts. The distinguishing factor of OEM parts and inks lies in their adherence to strict quality standards, ensuring optimal performance and compatibility.

Benefits of investing in OEM parts and inks rather than aftermarket parts:

  • OEM products ensure compatibility with the replaced component, ensuring both quality and functionality. With an OEM replacement part, you can rely on your equipment to work as expected, having been created to the same rigorous standards as the printer. Consequently, OEM products provide guaranteed compatibility and high quality.
  • When comparing the cost of an OEM printer part with its aftermarket equivalent, it becomes apparent that although the upfront expense may be higher, you are investing in a durable part that has the potential to last a significantly longer time.
  • OEM replacement parts are an exact fit for your printer, leaving no room for wear and tear. Unlike aftermarket components, they are designed to function and comply with factory standards, eliminating any chance of damage to your printer due to poor fit or incompatibility.
  • Purchasing OEM parts also grants you access to the manufacturer’s support network, which might not be available with aftermarket parts. This ensures aftersales support from professionals with firsthand experience using the printers and their associated parts, rather than someone only familiar with the replacement part.

Take caution when embarking on major operations or projects that necessitate the use of pricey equipment such as an industrial printer. If not, repairs can quickly become costly. GSW firmly believes that OEM parts are generally the optimal choice for preserving your printers, helping to minimize mechanical troubles and extend their overall life cycle. Ultimately, this could mean money saved and a better chance to stay on schedule and within budget while finishing your project.

Explore our extensive range of printers at GSW and discover the perfect match for your requirements. Enjoy the added benefit of our exceptional customer service support, available to assist you with any questions or concerns you may have. Our knowledgeable team is ready to provide expert advice, including guidance on choosing between aftermarket and OEM parts, ensuring you make informed decisions for your printer maintenance.

Our technical support team also offers installations and implementations for your new equipment, product orientation training to ensure that you know how to use your printer to its full capacity, and call-out support to prevent costly downtimes. At GSW, we go the extra mile to ensure your satisfaction.