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Compatibles VS OEM

OEM stands for original equipment manufacturer! Compatible means that it will work in the same machines but it is manufactured by someone other than the original manufacturer. Both OEM and remanufactured cartridges contain new and some recycled materials. Compatible manufacturing can range from your local mom and pop shop to a high volume state of the art manufacturing facility. Not all compatibles are made with the same materials therefore the quality should not be compared as equal. Tower Imaging’s Image Master Series are manufactured by partners who have been carefully screened and they are all ISO 9000 certified. This guarantees you a consistently high quality product every time you place an order with us. The proof is in the printing! We guarantee your satisfaction on every cartridge we ship. We are so confident about our Image Master Series cartridges that we give all new customers a full 30 days to use the product before we ask for payment. Using our quality compatible cartridges saves you money and more importantly it has a positive effect on the environment. Choose wisely; choose image master compatibles for all your printing.

Do not be intimdated!

The Sherman-Clayton Antitrust Act

You do not have to be intimidated when the printer people tell you they will void your warranty on your equipment if you do not use the O.E.M. ink or toner. Nor should you be intimidated if they should try to charge extra because you are not using the O.E.M. ink or toner. It is illegal for another reason and this is referred to as product linking

The Supreme Court (IBM vs. The United States) held that IBM could not threaten customers with termination of their data processing equipment leases just because they did not use supplies manufactured by IBM. Such practice constituted a "tying agreement" and was found to be in violation of the Sherman and Clayton_Antitrust Law.

This Affects You
Stand up for your right of free choice of vendor because you are acting within the letter of the law. Your printer service people are aware of lower priced supplies, so threatening to void warranties and service call charges are their only defense. Save this information to intimidate them with their illegal actions.

Sherman Antitrust Act (1890) (complete)