DMC is marking the third anniversary of the launch of its planitgreen range of remanufactured toners with a £7,000 donation to the Starlight Children’s Foundation.
DMC, one of the UK’s leading distributors of offie equipment and EOS, is an active supporter of the Starlight Children’s Foundation, which each year helps to brighten the lives of over half a million seriously and terminally ill children by granting them once-in-a-lifetime wishes and providing entertainment in hospitals and hospices throughout the UK.
Since launching the planitgreen brand, DMC has donated 25p to the charity for every toner purchased, doubling the donation to 50p per item last December. To date, it has raised a total of £15,000 and on March 23, planitgreen’s third anniversary, DMC will hand over another cheque for £7,000, representing money raised in November and December 2014. Cost and environmental savings Planitgreen initially offered remanufactured toners for traditional copier brands, including Canon, Kyocera and Ricoh, but in the last three years the range has been extended to include products for Brother, Epson, HP, Dell and Samsung devices, amongst others. The toners are remanufactured to the highest standard and come with a comprehensive two-year guarantee.
DMC Marketing Communications Manager Sam Saunders said: “We’re continuing to grow the number of SKUs, with no compromise on quality. We’re not in the cheap refil market. If an end user has a problem we will send an engineer out to inspect and we’ll repair or replace the printer if the fault is as a result of using our toners. To date, we haven’t replaced a single printer.”
Saunders says Planitgreen toners are an economical, eco-friendly alternative to OEM cartridges; they offer up to 60% savings against OEM originals; a number of products within the range have twice the yield of equivalent original OEM toners; and making a planitgreen cartridge uses up to 2.5kg less material than an OEM cartridge that requires up to 16 times more material by weight.
Planitgreen toners are remanufactured within the EU under stringent quality control in accordance with ISO 19752, ISO 19798 and DIN 33870. This guarantees consistently high print quality, accurate yields and errorfree functionality for up to two years.
“We only use virgin cartridges and all working parts including imaging drums, rollers, blades and microchips are replaced to ensure full functionality and compatibility. We only retain the plastic hopper,” explained Saunders.
“Unlike OEM originals, every single planitgreen toner is tested before being packaged to ensure the product is of the highest possible standard. We warrant our products to be free from defects in both material and workmanship, and this stringent process means we can confiently offer a two-year warranty.”
Over 80 planitgreen toners remanufactured under both ISO14001 and EMAS II have been awarded Nordic Swan and Blue Angel awards.
”Our remanufacturing partners have an environmental balancing book,” said Saunders. “Everything is accounted for and logged – what comes in, what is remanufactured and waste. It’s all documented and there is an auditable paper trail to demonstrate the environmental effiacy of the whole process.”
Recognition by ETIRA, the European
Toner & Inkjet Remanufacturers Association, is further evidence of the quality and sustainability of planitgreen products. “As a member, we stick to a strict code and buyers can rest assured that as a quality remanufacturer our products don’t infringe on any patents. Nor will they void any printer warranty,” said Saunders.
“It’s a common misconception that using remanufactured toners will void a manufacturer’s warranty. Using remanufactured cartridges as such does not affect the warranty of the printer. Only if that non-OEM cartridge was the single cause of the printer’s malfunction can that warranty perhaps be void. This brings me back to the fact that we check every single cartridge, offer a two-year guarantee and pledge to replace any printer if it’s the consumable that’s at fault. We are that confient in the quality and consistency of our product.”
In addition, DMC runs a recycling scheme, providing collection boxes and picking up all empty laser and ink cartridges free of charge in order to help customers continue to planitgreen. Saunders added that for dealers, plantigreen offers a great opportunity to cut customers’ print costs and environmental impact. “They can approach customers with a proposition that’s tailored to meet their cost control, sustainability and eco-effiiency aims,” he said.