Printers and photocopiers today have become the most essential types of office equipment. To produce the ink covered text and graphics on paper, printers use a toner cartridge. These cartridges come in a variety of sizes, shapes, colours and with their own pros and cons.
Cartridges are small or large, plastic-moulded devices that hold the printing medium that we refer to as toner. The toner is a fine black powder comprising carbon, black dyes and fine plastic particles. The heated printer drum or photocopier drum melts and fuser the toner to the paper resulting in the images we see on paper.
Types of Toner Cartridges
OEM cartridges are produced by the manufacturer of the machine or authorised suppliers; this type of cartridge is expensive. Compatible cartridges are those made by off-brand suppliers and generic cartridge suppliers. Cartridges are manufactured to meet compatibility standards of different brand machines; more cost-effective solution. Remanufactured cartridges are used cartridges that suppliers clean, service and refill. This is a very cheap cartridge option.
Finding the Best Deals
The Internet is the best place to go bargain hunting for the best deals on a toner cartridge. There are numerous sites offering new cartridges, refill kits and recycled cartridges online. With refilling cartridges, there is additional savings to be enjoyed. When buying online, benefit accrues to the buyer only when a whopping shipping cost is not included. Look for sites offering free shipping and bulk purchase discounts.
Several online sites offer discounted prices for specific printer models. One would probably need the printer model number to enter into the site to access the list of prices. By clicking on a chosen vendor, it is possible to be redirected to the vendor page where online purchases can be made.
There are many online sites where it is possible to find most anything these days. Many sites serve as a meeting point for buyers and sellers. Open an account on a couple of vetted sites and trawl the computer and accessories section for auction sales and fixed price items. Simply select the item and make the purchase directly from the seller.
Conduct an online search for reputed sites selling discounted cartridges or offering special deals on cartridges. There are many reputed sites offering a wide range of cartridges at discounted prices. Most stores will stock a range of low cost ink cartridges and toners, offering a comprehensive line of cartridges, refill kits and laser toner together with a wide selection of other printer supplies.
The Internet has fast become one of the primary shopping mediums frequently used by people for convenience shopping, for everything from pet supplies to high-end products. With minimal effort, it is easy to find great value for money deals on top quality ink and toner cartridge. Look for stores offering top quality products at reasonably competitive prices. Another thing to look for when shopping online for the best deals on toner cartridges is to look for same day delivery or at the most, next day guaranteed delivery.
Many brick and mortar stores maintain an online presence because of the popularity of the Internet. An extensive range of quality cartridges from branded manufacturers at discounted prices can be founded in these stores. Buy original or remanufactured cartridges; either way it’s a chance to get the best deals.
Ben Greenwood is writing on behalf of Cartridge World, the UK’s leading specialist in toner cartridges and ink cartridges.