Welcome to ‘The Toner Conundrum’…
The debate over what is new, genuine, compatible, third party, remanufactured, refilled and reworked toner cartridges goes on and on.
Hewlett Packard HP, Lexmark, Canon, Kyocera, Konica-Minolta, Fuji-Xerox, Brother etc all spend huge sums of money developing printers, multifunction devices which fax copy scan print, inkjet printers, facsimiles and photocopiers and an equal amount on what toner cartridge suits the device best and produces the premium results people who purchase laser printers expect.
It is often not understood the Hewlett Packard, Lexmark, Canon, Kyocera, Konica-Minolta, Fuji-Xerox, Brother etc also source a different quality of toner – not available to the compatible and non-genuine toner manufacturers.
With that in mind, what is the potential problem?
The most costly and expensive problem is fuser damage – poor quality toner could cause the fuser assembly in any laser printer, laser fax or laser copier device to be irreparably damaged.
The most common problem caused through the use of inferior quality refilled or remanufactured toner cartridges is potential toner leakage necessitating an expensive laser printer, laser copier or laser fax repair.
Furthermore, who does not want to be seen to be doing their bit for the environment – in the laser toner cartridge case by ensuring that the spent cartridge is not sent to landfill?
Cartridges for Planet Ark is a program for toner cartridge recycling initiated and sponsored by some of the major manufacturers of laser printer, laser fax and laser copier toner – Lexmark, Hewlett Packard and Brother the three manufacturers currently sponsoring this program.
Can you be sure that your provider of remanufactured, compatible or refilled toner cartridges is playing the environmentally compliance game or indeed is offering you a legal laser printer, laser fax or laser copier toner cartridge.
Be sure before you buy!
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Last Updated on April 10, 2022