August 24, 2016
Armor’s first launches were compatibles for Epson’s Expression Home range of printers, which use the original 29XL inkjet cartridges, and are said by Armor to be “ultra-compact multifunction machines for home users wishing to obtain quality printing results”. Armor’s range of inkjets can be used in five of the Expression Home devices, and its cartridge yields are calculated in compliance with ISO/IEC 24711 and 24712 standards for a cost per page saving of over 50 percent compared to the originals.
The compatible Epson cartridges are available in single boxes or blisters as well as multipacks of four CMYK cartridges, while Armor’s second launch was compatible inkjets for use in 12 of Canon’s PIXMA printers, replacing the original PGi5870XL and CLi517XL inkjets. Armor stated that the compatibles “offer a print quality especially suited to photograph printing thanks to the special ink formulation created by Armor’s engineers”.
The company described itself as having been “very reactive” by releasing the “best-selling” compatibles, and the Canon replacements are available in single boxes or blisters, while “an economical version” is also available through a five-cartridge multipack, with CMYK included in the cost and an additional black cartridge added for free.
The first in a range of HP Inc releases meanwhile were remanufactured 980 inkjets under both the Armor and OWA brands, with the four inkjets compatible with five models in the “high performance, multi-function” OfficeJet Enterprise X series of devices in CMYK. In addition, 16 new products were launched as remanufactured laser cartridges replacing the CF360 and CF400 originals, aimed at the SOHO and very small businesses (VSB) markets.
The CF400 cartridges were available in high and standard yield version, with yields of 2,800 pages in black and 2,300 pages in colour in high capacity, and 1,500 pages in black and 1,400 pages in colour for standard yield. Additionally, the devices are fully compatible with HP Inc’s Colour LaserJet Pro M252, M274 and MFP M277 devices.
The CF360 cartridges are aimed at SMBs and public administrations, with yields of 6,000 pages in black and 5,000 pages in colour, for use in the Colour LaserJet Enterprise M552, M553 and MFP M577; and high capacity versions are also available, with yields of 12,500 pages in black and 9,500 pages in colour. All of the releases for HP Inc were said by Armor to demonstrate “great responsiveness” on its part after the printers were launched.
It also added of the inkjet cartridges that they were “meeting companies’ productivity needs” and offering an “average saving” of 30 percent compared with the originals.
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