Learn How to Package Empty Inkjet and Laser Cartridges Correctly.
Overall minimum of 30 acceptable cartridges total per shipment/return (this is not a per box minimum.) This is an overall “minimum” – you can package as many cartridges in one box as long as the box weighs less than 60 pounds.
Laser cartridges - Minimum of 8 (preferably much more) acceptable cartridges per box as long as the box weighs less than 60 pounds. Most Lasers weigh around 2 pounds so even up to 20 lasers in a box is fine.
InkJet Cartridges - Minimum of 30 or more (preferably many more) acceptable ink cartridges per box as long as the box weighs less than 60 pounds. Do not throw inkjets in a box loosely without the printheads being protected.
We ask that the Minimum Dollar Amount per box be at least $20.00
IF YOU ARE ALREADY SENDING 30 INKJETS IN A BOX YOU CAN ADD ANY QUANTITY OF LASER CARTRIDGES TO THE BOX – AS FEW AS ONE.
NEW AND EMPTY INKJET CARTRIDGES AND LASER CARTRIDGES CAN BE PACKAGED IN THE SAME BOX!
ONLY SEND ONCE-USED LASER CARTRIDGES THAT ARE ON OUR LIST — DO NOT SEND COMPATIBLE OR PREVIOUSLY REFILLED CARTRIDGES AS WELL AS “QUESTIONABLE”CARTRIDGES, RANDOM CARTRIDGES, OR CARTRIDGES THAT ARE NOT ON OUR LIST. THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT !!! RANDOM INKJETS ARE OK TO SEND, BUT NOT RANDOM LASER CARTRIDGES.
How To Package for Safe Shipment :
INKJET CARTRIDGES — Although wrapping each inkjet cartridge individually is optimally the best way to insure inkjets arrive to us in refillable condition, we also acknowledge this can be very time consuming. What we will now require is that inkjets go into a large ziplocks or a grocery store type bag (to prevent leakage of ink in the box) and that they must be packaged very securely and “snug” with no excess space in that box, meaning the cartridges must not have any excess room at the top of the box for the inkjet cartridges to bounce around or bang into each other during transit. Please fill out the top of the box with filler, newsprint, etc. It is important that cartridges do not bounce around and bang into each other in transit as Circuity and Printheads will get damaged.
LASER / TONER CARTRIDGES — Laser Cartridges should be wrapped with more than just a grocery store bag or the black bag that many of the older model laser cartridges come in. We recommend triple wrapping each laser cartridge with newsprint or using babble-wrap or if they are smaller lasers you can also place them back in their original box and/or bubble-bag. Please fill out the top of the box with filler, newsprint, etc. It is important that cartridges do not bounce around and bang into each other in transit as Circuity and Printheads will get damaged. If you have 10 laser cartridges that are in their original box and all of the boxes are of a very similar size, then those boxes can be bundled and taped together. DO NOT BE CONSERVATIVE ON TAPE AS LACK OF TAPE WILL CAUSE BOXES TO SEPARATE! Boxes should be packed securely & tightly to prevent cartridges from being bounced around during shipment. Heavy corrugated boxes are preferred. Do not leave any gaps at the top of each box. Please fill the top of every box with filler.
** MOST IMPORTANTLY, LASER CARTRIDGES SHOULD NOT BE DIRECTLY TOUCHING EACH OTHER **
Penalties for Inadequate Packaging
For every empty laser cartridge that is not packaged adequately and arrives damaged, or that is not on our Accepted Cartridge List or Inventory List, we will deduct $1.00 from your payment. Since shipping can be costly with laser cartridges it is very important that we only get refillable cartridges that are in good shape. Also, since inkjet and laser cartridges have parts that are fragile, without adequate protection they will get damaged and you will lose out on the monetary value of that cartridge and the cartridge will lose out on its opportunity to have a second life. If a small percentage of your shipment has damage cartridges we will do our best to absorb the loss and you will not be penalized with any deductions.
After your boxes are ready for shipment, place our prepaid label on the outside of them. You can Call FedEx at 1-888-777-6040 to schedule a pick up, or if FedEx delivers to your school or organization regularly, simply give your boxes to the driver next time they come to your location. FedEx will deliver boxes to Inkjets for Education and shipping charges will be incurred by us.
If you are in need of Pre-Paid Labels please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org we will send you your Pre-Paid labels via email in a PDF Format
Don’t forget to save your “shipper receipt” which can be peeled off the top of your pre-paid labels.
If your labels were sent VIA Email please save your email in case you need to track your package