Private Label Ink vs. OEM

At Office Buggy, we consider customer service just as important as making sales. That’s why we offer three types of ink; Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM), Premium, and Private Label. We want our clients to have different options to choose from and to find the ink that best suits their business. Now, let’s dive into the three options.

What is OEM?

OEM ink is created by the original printer manufacturer. For instance, if Lexmark made a printer they would also make the cartridge that would go perfectly with it. Every aspect of the cartridge is made to work flawlessly with the manufacturer’s printer. No doubt about it, these cartridges are of great quality and durability, but it all comes at a higher price.

Is Private Label Trustworthy?


Many businesses assume that private label cartridges aren’t as good as OEM cartridges, but that’s false. Private label ink companies solely focus on their ink, meaning they invest in R&D for different types of ink for various printers. It’s a similar quality at a cheaper more affordable price for small businesses on a tighter budget. We understand the need to save where you can and with private label you can save up to 40% – 60% on ink costs.

Which Ink Cartridge is the Best?

Just like any other product, there are going to be a wide range of quality and prices for ink and cartridges. It’s important to consider and test out different ink to find the best one to suit your business needs. It is worth experimenting with premium or private label as you may discover that they work well for you at lower costs. Whatever you decide, take the time to weigh out the pros and cons for your business in the long run. We are here to help you make a cost-effective choice and hey, who doesn’t love a second opinion?


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