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Compatible units remain key category in black toner cartridges


Models for HP, Canon and Samsung printers lead supply. Remanufactured variants are also offered.




  • Compatible models prevail: Remanufactured and compatible units constitute the selection in China. Due to the limited supply of empty cartridges, suppliers are churning out more of the latter type. This trend is expected to persist throughout 2012, keeping the compatible category in the mainstream with an over 70 percent share of yield.
  • Matching popular printer brands: Makers concentrate R&D and production efforts on meeting the requirements of major laser printer brands. Models for HP, Canon and Samsung dominate output.
  • Price forecast: Quotes will decrease in coming months as suppliers cope with the intense competition. The reduction, however, will be limited to 5 percent as labor costs and the yuan value continue to climb.
  • Output projection: Companies forecast yield will jump by 20 to 50 percent or even higher as orders rise on the back of the product’s price advantage.
    Compatible black toner cartridges are 50 to 60 percent less expensive than their branded counterparts. Increasing demand from emerging markets is also an opportunity for expansion.

Black toner cartridge


 Black toner cartridge

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Chinamate Technology Co. Ltd
Model: HR-D205EC
Description: Compatible type; for Samsung printers; 10,000-page yield

 Black toner cartridge

Hueway Technology (HK) Co. Ltd
Model: CE740A
Description: Compatible type; for HP printers; 7,000-page yield, 5% coverage; >3% defective rate

 Black toner cartridge

Orink Infotech Intl Co. Ltd
Model: LLE260/N/C
Description: Compatible type; for Lexmark printers; 3,500-page yield, 5% coverage

 Black toner cartridge

Ourway Image Co. Ltd
Model: HP CE285A
Description: Compatible type; for HP printers; 1,600-page yield; 80g toner load

 Black toner cartridge

Tatrix International China Co. Ltd
Model: Q2612A
Description: Compatible type; for HP, Canon printers; 2,000-page yield

 Black toner cartridge

Topjet Image Co. Ltd
Model: Q2612A/X
Description: Compatible type; for HP printers

Note: This article "Compatible units remain key category in black toner cartridges" was originally published by Global Sources, a leading business-to-business media company and a primary facilitator of trade with China manufacturers and India suppliers, providing essential sourcing information to volume buyers through our e-magazines, trade shows and industry research.

All price quotes in this report are in US dollars unless otherwise specified. FOB prices were provided by the companies interviewed only as reference prices at the time of interview and may have changed.

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