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Why should you care about using Original SHARP Consumables

Using non-genuine or counterfeit toners and cartridges (consumables) may seem like a cost-saving alternative. However, not only it can potentially be more costly for the long run, and can also be harmful to the health and for the environment. Here are the risks associated when using non-genuine or counterfeit consumables:



The risk of increased operational expenses (OPEX)
You might save in the short run when using non-original* SHARP consumables, but they can increase the risk of machine breakdowns, resulting in increased costly servicing jobs. Original consumables undergo extensive design and quality considerations, which cannot be matched with any non-genuine toner or cartridges. SHARP MFP together with its original consumables has been awarded the “Most Reliable Monochrome Copier MFP Brand 2018–2021” by BLI, Keypoint Intelligence.



The risk of an unsafe working environment.
Non-original* SHARP consumables are often not regulated often emit harmful substances which are above the acceptable limits. SHARP original consumables are tested and passed the safety standards.

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The risk of warranty void. 
Using non-original* SHARP consumables not only increases the risk of machine breakdown but also voids existing product or service warranties.

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The risk of decreased printer reliability and performance.
Non-original* SHARP consumables increase the risk of damaging your printer, decreasing life-expectancy of its parts. In addition, using non-original consumables will void existing product/service warranties.

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The risk of harming the environment
Non-original* SHARP consumables often do not have recycling programs. Empty non-original toners and cartridges are most likely ends-up in a landfill. By making more efficient use of resources and continuing to offer maximum value with minimal resources, Sharp is taking on the challenge of achieving the following two goals by 2050 and thus building a circular economy and realizing a recycling-oriented society. Read more about SHARP’s Environmental Vision, click [here].