Let me start by saying that if you are a company that goes through a lot of document printing day in and day out then your laser toner cartridge cost is probably through the roof. An avoidable recurring cost you’re probably looking for a cheaper more cost effective way to do all of your laser printing. Well, there’s good news and bad news. The good news is, yes there are cheaper alternatives out there to buying the original manufacturers brand and the bad news is cheap is NOT always the way to go. Now I know I’m contradicting myself so let’s get everything clear and demystify all the myths on cheap laser toner cartridge buying once in for all. Here are 4 things to remember when you’re looking to buy a “cheap” laser toner cartridge: 1) First, it important to understand that most companies only stick with OEM brand (Example: If you have an HP printer you buy an HP laser toner cartridge) for reliability. Although this might give you the best printing quality and the least printing problems it can also fetch you a fairly large bill at the end of the month. For those who think buying OEM [...]
Replacing ink or toner is one of the highest ongoing costs of having a printer, and those costs can get pretty high if you print a lot. Fortunately, the introduction of lower cost alternatives to buying the OEM’s brand has helped to defray the costs. When shopping around for ink or toner, there are a couple of questions to ask in regards to the cartridges the company sells: How thoroughly does the company inspect the cartridges before refilling? Do they check for cracks and other defects? Do they test the electrical parts of the cartridge and make sure that any used or worn parts are replaced? These questions are important because buying a cartridge that has just been refilled but not checked for quality could end up leaking ink all over the inside of your printer, making the costs saved in buying the cartridges useless when it just cost you your printer! Understand that there is a difference between remanufactured ink or toner cartridges and refilled cartridges. With remanufactured ink or toner cartridges a good reputable company will check each cartridge in detail, making sure everything is fine with the existing cartridge, no cracks, no worn out parts, no broken [...]
Searching for HP Toner Cartridges? READ THIS to find cheap alternatives that won’t compromise on quality and won’t damage your printer.
Have an HP laser printer and need to buy HP toner cartridges? WAIT! You’re going to want to read this entire post FIRST. Agreed, Hewlett Packard is one of the top brands when it comes to printers and printer supplies. The toner cartridges HP produces are no doubt highly professional with top quality toner for printing both black text and graphics. HP toner cartridges are specifically designed for HP laser printers so you get sharp, clean printing each and every time. Also HP toner cartridges are high yield, which means they last longer and you won’t need to replace them that often. HP makes sure each toner cartridge they produce is strictly quality tested and compatible with your HP laser printer. This means great printing results and no damage to your printer. At Island Ink-Jet & Laser Toners we agree that branded HP cartridges are best for your printer but if you want to buy branded you’ll also have to pay a much higher price for them. Usually most companies like HP encourage their customers to buy toner cartridges made by them for two main reasons. Reason 1 being that obviously once they have sold the laser printer they want [...]
If you need a remanufactured toner cartridge supplier, here are 3 things to consider before choosing
Did you know that remanufactured toner cartridges can actually exceed OEM cartridges in quality and yield? There has been a lot of research, development and testing done in the toner industry as of late, that not only helps you save money as a business but more importantly does not compromise on the print quality you get. So let’s look at this from your point of view. Let’s say you are a small to medium sized business or do a considerable amount of laser printing at home – what questions should you be asking potential remanufactured toner cartridge suppliers to know if you’re getting the best bang for your buck? Here are a few key questions you can start with: 1. In the testing phase what yield and density do your remanufactured toner cartridges produce? Essentially, the yield is the number of pages the remanufactured toner cartridge produces before it runs out of laser toner. As per the industry standard make sure the testing is done at 5% page coverage. For comparative purposes, you are looking for a page yield of x pages as measured at 5% page coverage. Also be vigilant of suppliers that just give you the OEM yield, [...]