Good color is not born, it is achieved through strict control

Over the past five years, G&G has increased the number of remanufactured laser cartridges it produces, and in 2021, the company has remanufactured more than 5 million toner cartridges at its Zhuhai remanufacturing center.

Aside from the obvious logistics of a centralized remanufacturing center supplying all global markets with remanufactured consumables, the major challenge is controlling product quality and consistency. G&G went back to basics and reinvented color control technology.

According to G&G, Color Control technology is a perfect balance of “precise product design, rigorous raw material selection and testing, strict manufacturing control, safety compliance and a strong supply chain” to deliver professional-quality color pages and peak color performance.

Inner Color Control

The essence of Color Control is in the name: to achieve good color you need to control these five key areas:

  • product design
  • raw material
  • manufacturing
  • security compliance
  • supply chain

Color Control is used in the remanufacturing and manufacturing of G&G products.

product design

When it comes to remanufacturing, product design is a major challenge. No two OEMs make their cartridges the same way. This means that each cartridge type must be reverse engineered to define all aspects of the cartridge design and to understand, measure and test the interactions between all critical components. This information base is then used to design, measure and test the raw material selection and remanufacturing process.

What do 50+ in-house IP lawyers, 600+ technical engineers, 4+ external lawyers and working with 30+ law firms have in common?

The short answer is IP Safe products, delivered on the back of the huge investment in R&D to break through the technical barriers erected by printer OEMs and to build its own strong patent portfolio that is embedded in the alternative of their mainstream OEM brands.

raw material

There’s a great English saying “You can’t make a silk bag out of a sow’s ear” which really means that it’s impossible to make something very successful or high quality out of something bad. And it really is true when it comes to imaging consumables where the best isn’t always the cheapest or even the most expensive. Raw material selection is based on all internal interactions within the cartridge and with the cartridge and printer. Plus the external interactions of your consumables in a different brand printer.

G&G has an established and verified network of raw material suppliers who understand the G&G Color Control ethos and the need for innovation in materials, quality, service and delivery.

Even the humble empty cartridge matters, G&G’s global collection and recycling campaign prioritizes the sourcing of virgin empty bottles and has strict sorting and grading management for empty bottles.

What do Imex, Mitsubishi and Tomoegawa toners have in common?

G&G uses the industry’s highest quality chemical toners from IMEX, Mitsubishi and Tomoegawa to deliver excellent color performance that matches G&G’s unique product design, and the lab-tested toners are fully compatible with OEM devices.

While toners are important, so is the chip, which is essential in today’s consumables to provide full functionality. As you might expect, G&G uses chips from Apex, which allows G&G to access the first chips on the market and get unique support from Apex to avoid firmware upgrade risks and deliver custom chip solutions.


G&G has a high level of hybrid automated production options that include manual and semi-automated production for remanufactured products and fully automated production for new products.

  • Manual production allows for more flexibility, judges empties quality based on experience, and solves various processing problems. The operation is ideal for processes such as empties sorting and selection, splitting, cleaning, assembly or other complicated processes.
    • Machine operation provides a more standardized and efficient way to perform routine and repetitive processes, including auto-inserting, auto-dispensing, auto-oiling, auto-packaging, matching test, toner filling, and vacuum.


In 2018, the DecaBDE issue was a wake-up call for the industry and G&G took many actions to ensure that environmental sustainability is always a priority for G&G. We insist on using non-toxic, safe toners and inks that reduce environmental impact, and every single cartridge is manufactured in ISO 9001 certified facilities.

For G&G and the industry as a whole, we must all strive to reduce landfill to achieve a strong circular economy through recycling and remanufacturing. G&G said it will never compromise standards for quality, safety and sustainability.

Editor’s note: This article was originally published by The Recycler.

About G&G & G&G

For over two decades, G&G has been recognized as a leader in the supply industry thanks to its commitment to innovation. Since 2000, G&G has invested heavily in the ability to quickly bring the industry’s most technologically advanced products to market. Today, G&G branded products are known worldwide for their superior performance and reliability.

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