Your office equipment, such as copiers and printers, rely on toner to deliver quality document outputs. Toner is essential to the office and can be one of the most expensive supplies your organization purchases. Understanding toner technology and the differences between standard and compatible cartridges can help office managers to maximize cost savings and limit costly downtime.
DEC Office Solutions, Inc. is your go-to source for all of your office equipment and document solutions in the Staten Island area. We would like to share some of the frequently asked questions (FAQs) we get about toner and arm you with the knowledge you need to make the best choices for your office’s needs.
What is Toner?
Toner is a dry powder or a liquid ink-like substance that is applied to a page in an imaging process. It contains a toner cartridge filled with iron, carbon black, plastic, and other substances, which generates particles of electricity that stick to the drum and create an image on the page. Toner is the primary component of laser printers, which use heat and electrical charges to transfer the toner onto paper.
What Type of Printers Require Toner?
The majority of laser printers, including the popular Brother, HP, Samsung, and Lexmark models, use toner that comes as Individual toner cartridges, cartridges with integrated drums, and in some cases the toner is included already in the device. The toner cartridges come in both standard and compatible models. The standard models are the original cartridges produced by the printer manufacturer and compatible cartridges are original cartridges that have been recycled, remanufactured, and refilled.
What are the Pros and Cons of Standard and Compatible Toner Cartridges?
Standard toner cartridges tend to produce the best quality prints, while compatible cartridges will produce prints of slightly lower quality. Standard cartridges cost more but tend to produce higher page yields then the compatible versions. Compatible toner cartridges cost less, but often require more frequent changing due to a lower page yield.
What are the Benefits of Recycling Toner Cartridges?
Recycling toner cartridges helps to reduce waste and conserve resources, while ensuring that less hazardous material is discarded. By opting for remanufactured cartridges instead of buying new, you will also save money and reduce your company’s carbon footprint. If you choose to use compatible cartridges installed by DEC Office Solutions, you can rest assured that all our toner cartridges are installed to the manufacturer’s specifications, so you get the best quality prints and maximum page yield.
How Do You Select the Right Toner Cartridge for Your Office Equipment?
It is important to select the right toner cartridge for your printer in order to maximize the device’s performance, lifetime and quality of the prints. Always make sure the compatible toner cartridges are designed to work with your specific printer model, and that you install the toner cartridge properly in order to ensure optimal performance and consistent print quality.
How Can I Get the Best Value for Money When Buying Toner?
At DEC Office Solutions, Inc., we specialize in high-quality remanufactured toner cartridges, which can help you save money without compromising on quality. We also offer a full range of office equipment supplies and document management solutions, so you can get all of your office needs from one place. Our team of expert professionals is ready to help you find the right toner for your office equipment while finding the best value for your budget.
From understanding the type of printers that require toner to selecting the right toner cartridge for your office equipment, the experts at DEC Office Solutions, Inc. can help you keep your office running efficiently and cost-effectively.