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Do Cheap Compatible Printer Toners Suck?

Do you own a laser printer yourself?
Do you have a large demand of prints to consume many toners a month?
Do you still cost lots of money on original consumables?
Do you reject to apply compatible toner cartridge convince that it sucks?

Do you know what a toner really is? According to the entry from Wikipedia, toner is a powder used in laser printers and photocopiers to form the printed text and images on the paper, in general with a toner cartridge. In its early form it was a mix of carbon powder and iron oxide. Then, to improve the quality of the printout, the carbon was melt-mixed with a polymer. Toner particles are melted by the heat of the fuser, and are thus bonded to the paper.

There comes another question: Why can’t we just buy powder instead of a whole toner cartridge? Because it’s much more convenient to use a whole case rather than refill when it’s run out. On the other hand, power is made of carbon and organic polymers. You yourself refill a toner may cause leakage of power. Then when it’s working in high temperature, organic polymers might generate harmful gas to people. Therefore, the proper way to replace your consumables is to buy a new case with a toner in general.

But here we come back to the issue: high expense on consumables. According to Amazon’s listing: a pack of original HP CF217A prices at $62.99 while a compatible toner cartridges brand of inkesale offers at $29.69. It’s easy to tell that originals are more expensive than compatibles. If you print a lot, that must be quite a cost. So have you ever considerate compatibles for your laser printer? What’s the reason you refuse to use a compatible toner?

As a matter of fact, remanufacturers produce toners under the same technical standards, but with different materials, including quality of the power and material of the toner. However, that doesn’t make a real difference on price. It truly differentiates from techniques and brand popularity. Original manufacturers spend more money on product development and advertisement, technological advantages help them build up monopoly in the market right from the beginning and earn to equal the outputs. With techniques and market grows, imitate manufacturers are able to produce almost the same toners as the original one. Due to occupation of marketplace, these manufacturers have less brand awareness. Therefore, they lower price to attract sales. Meanwhile, originals’ do lots of advertisement and promotion. That said, sometimes you pay more for originals because of their high marketing fees.

So what would you like to choose for your printers again, Compatible toner cartridges or original ones? Be smart.

publié le vendredi 13 octobre à 03:06

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