What are compatible printer toner cartridges – and should I buy them?

Thursday, September 9, 2021

What are compatible printer toner cartridges – and should I buy them?

A major printing headache is the cost of replacing your toner cartridges, what you need are cartridges that are able to produce high-quality documents yet cost less. This is where compatible printer toner cartridges can help you.

A genuine (‘branded’ or ‘original/OEM’) printer cartridge has been made by same manufacturer as your printer. A compatible cartridge has been made by a third party, specially designed to fit the printer model you have – the only difference is who has manufactured it.

Another term to look out for is ‘remanufactured cartridges’ – unlike compatible cartridges, which have never been used before, remanufactured cartridges have been used, returned, cleaned and refilled to produce a ‘new’ cartridge. A remanufactured cartridge will often be referred to as a ‘compatible’ cartridge’.

Zinetic stock a wide range of compatible & remanufactured toner cartridges for your printer, no matter the make and model. So if we haven’t convinced you to switch yet, read on to find out why you should switch to compatible toner cartridges.

Why should you switch to compatible printer toner cartridges?

Compatible toner cartridges are cheaper.

The obvious difference between original and compatible printer toner cartridges is the price – big brands have substantial overheads (branding and marketing, etc) that are passed down the line to customers. Manufacturers who create compatible cartridges won’t incur the same costs, so they’re able to offer their products for much less. This is especially helpful if you’re required to print on a constant basis – you’ll even be able to purchase more toner with the same budget compared to the same amount you assigned to OEM toner.

Comparable quality with ‘genuine’ cartridges.

With a much cheaper price, why are people still buying OEM cartridges? In the main, it’s down to brand perception – people will often perceive a brand’s own products as being of a better quality which isn’t always true. Most compatible cartridges will have the same printing quality as genuine cartridges, with the bonus of being much cheaper. The quality of your printing should not have to decrease with the price. If you think about the thousands upon thousands of pages that you may print every year, a saving of a couple of quid on a single cartridge will add up to a tidy sum, especially when you purchase in bulk. That money saved that could be better utilised elsewhere in the business, no doubt, all achieved with no loss to your printing quality.

Better for the environment.

With remanufactured cartridges being recycled, they automatically cut down on the waste that is sent to landfill. Printer cartridges aren’t just plastic containers, they are made from several different materials including metal, foam, paper and toxic toner. It can take hundreds, perhaps a thousand years, for these types of waste to degrade. Approximately 97 percent of printer toner cartridges are able to be reused, so it stands to sense that anyone looking to decrease their impact on the environment should consider remanufactured products.

Same warranty protection.

There’s a misconception that using compatible printer toner cartridges will affect the workings of your printer and thus invalidate its warranty. If your printer breaks down within the warranty period and was using a compatible cartridge, you have the same rights to repair as you would if you were using a genuine manufacturer cartridge. Sound good? Then why not browse our range of compatible printer cartridges here at Zinetic?

Zinetic printer toner cartridges – combining high-quality with great prices

looking for compatible printer toner cartridges , you’ve found the right place here at Zinetic. Alongside OEM products, we pride ourselves in offering high-quality remanufactured cartridges for a fraction of the price – in fact, our products could save you up to 90% on your printing costs. With next day delivery too, we are confident that you won’t find many better providers of printing consumables on the Internet. Printer brands we stock for include Brother, Canon, Epson, HP, Lexmark, Oki, Samsung and Xerox – please browse our selection of printer toner cartridges and click on each product for further information. Are these links? If you have any questions about them or on anything printer-related in general, our dedicated team would be happy to help. Call us on 0118 328 2005 or click on our ‘Contact Us’ tab to send us an e-mail.

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