There is very little to prevent the remanufacture of these print cartridges. These cartridges do not have complex, easily damaged or blocked print-heads, and their remanufacture should be much easier than the unified inkjet cartridges. However, the relatively low cost of the cores themselves and the large market share afforded by the compatible inkjet market make current remanufacture of these cartridges uneconomical. However, following action taken by the OEMs towards distributors of compatible cartridges, this situation may change.

This 2007 report has been reformatted for 2009.