How To Avoid Breaking The Bank On Printer Ink

Posted by Bhavesh Joshi On Sunday, February 24, 2013 0 comments
How To Avoid Breaking The Bank On Printer Ink
After buying your new HP printer, one of the most important decisions you will have to make is what type of replacement toner cartridges you will be using. You can either buy new OEM HP LaserJet toner, remanufactured cartridges or generic toner cartridges that are compatible with your printer. Whether you are a small or big business owner, you will definitely have to use numerous cartridges before the year's end. New original HP cartridges are very expensive and can put a significant financial strain on your business.

Fortunately, the market is full of refurbished/remanufactured HP LaserJet toner cartridges that will serve you as well as new cartridges, but at a significantly lower cost. Refurbished or re-manufactured toner cartridges are OEM cartridges that have been repaired, refilled and tested. All their damaged or worn out parts are replaced before being filled with new OEM ink. Refurbished HP cartridges are significantly cheaper than new OEM cartridges but slightly more expensive that generic compatibles.

Apart from the financial gain, you will also be playing a part in reducing the environmental impact of empty cartridges that would otherwise have been discarded into landfills. There is a common misconception that refurbished HP toner cartridges produce low quality prints. Nothing could be farther from the truth; reputable dealers will only supply you with refurbished cartridges that meet all the standards of the OEM cartridge. There is no noticeable difference in print quality. They also last as long as HP cartridges.

You can also opt to use generic HP LaserJet toner cartridges that are compatible with your HP printer. The biggest advantage of doing this is that these cartridges are a good deal cheaper than both original HP printer cartridges and remanufacturers ones. You should however ensure that the cartridge is compatible with your printer before making the purchase. A quick internet search using your printer model number will yield dozens of generic cartridges that can be used with your printer.

Another plus to using generic ink and toner is the wide array of choices you will have at your disposal. With OEM cartridges, you may sometimes find it hard to find cartridges that are compatible with your printers. Generics on the other hand are compatible with a large number of printers and this should play to your advantage.

Awhile back, the only drawback to using generic compatible cartridges was that the print quality was a little lower that with OEM and refurbished cartridges. This is because HP has patented its ink making it impossible for the manufacturers of generic cartridges to use it. However, generic cartridge makers have now come up with high quality ink that will produce prints of the same quality as OEM cartridges at a fraction of their cost. These companies do not spent as much money in advertising as HP and hence pass on these savings to consumers.

If you are looking to cut printing costs at your office, then you need to abandon the concept of brand loyalty. When it comes to HP LaserJet toner cartridges, refurbished and generics will are just as good as the OEM products.


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