How to Choose Toner Cartridges
With so many types of toner cartridges, how do you choose the right ones for your printers? Although it may seem like a rather straightforward process, several factors must be considered, leaving you with the question of where to start. Below, we will briefly look at the components to ensure you get the best consumables for your print needs.
Each printer works with specific ink or toner cartridges. Although generic types are available, not all models are compatible with a specific printer. To start, simply type in the printer model on the supplier page and the search result should show toner cartridges available that are compatible with the respective printer model. You can also type in the printer model in the general search box of a search engine to find the specifications of the printer. This normally includes the consumables that work with the model.
Print in Colour or Black and White?
Some printers work with all-in-one cartridge units that include colour and black ink. However, in most instances, the colour and black ink or toner are separate. Determine whether you want to print in black for text documents or want colour for images. To this end, the printer model determines whether it can print in colour. If you own a monochrome printer, you only need to buy black toner or ink. For a colour printer, decide whether only black is needed or whether you wish to print in colour as well.
How Many Pages?
The page yield refers to the number of pages you can expect to print with the specific cartridge before replacement is required. If the particular printer model allows for the use of high-yield toner cartridges, it is a good option if you expect to print high volumes. The extra high-yield options offer even more pages of print. If the printer model is only compatible with the standard yield types, then the decision has already been made for you. The high-yield types cost more. If you do not expect to print high volumes, rather select the standard types to save on consumable costs.
Original or Compatible Toner Cartridges?
The next question is whether you should buy original manufacturer or compatible cartridges?
To this end, consider that the original manufacturer types are more expensive, but generally deliver better quality. You also do not have to deal with the risk of the cartridge not working with a particular printer. The original manufacturer types provide for exceptional consistency and are made to work with the manufacturer’s printers. If cost is the main factor, then the compatible types can be chosen. We sell both types, but if quality and consistency are important factors, then always go with the original manufacturer types.
Buy from a supplier you can trust to provide ink and toner cartridges at affordable prices and who is able to help you choose the units that best suit your printing needs and equipment. We meet the requirements and offer an extensive range of print consumables, guidance, and print-management solutions. Get in touch for help in choosing the consumables that meet your print needs.