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Laser Printer Toner Cartridge

Laser Printer Toner Cartridge

How to find a cheap laser printer toner cartridge

Finding a cheap laser printer toner cartridge is easy if you've got the time to put into research. One of the best places to start looking is online. Make sure you're searching specifically for the laser printer toner cartridge that fits your machine as some online retailers only carry a limited stock range.

When buying online always factor in the shipping costs and make sure all taxes are included in the price. Also check delivery times as a cheap laser printer toner cartridge is a bad deal if it doesn't arrive in time to get that printout done before your big deadline.


Many online retailers offer further discounts for buying in bulk. A set of three or five laser printer toner cartridges can save you a considerable amount of money and with most toners guaranteed for two years you can store the toner for later use. You may also benefit from reduced shipping costs for larger orders.

Office supply stores and mail-order catalogues are other good places to look for cheap laser printer toner cartridges. Again, you need to compare prices and factor in hidden costs before you decide to buy. Finally, don't discount your local stationery or office supply store - with heavy competition from online retailers they too are dropping their prices. At least add their rates to your cost comparison and you'll get a broad overview of how realistic your savings are online.

The other way to reduce the cost of your laser printer toner cartridges is to buy generic brand (compatible) rather than original equipment manufacture (OEM) cartridges. Although the quality of the toner is not always as high as the named brands, if you're only printing black text, particularly for proofing, it can be a cost effective route to take.

You can also reduce the cost of your laser printer toner cartridge if you're willing to recycle your old cartridge. Remanufactured cartridges are generally of pretty high quality and can reduce your costs substantially. It's worth asking if the remanufactured cartridges are guaranteed as this gives you a good indication of the quality of the recycling job.

The final option for reducing the cost of your laser printer toner cartridges is to opt for toner cartridge refills which generally cost about 60% less than buying new. Toner in refilled cartridges can be of dubious quality though and isn't advised for any job where high print quality is needed.

In general, the best way of reducing the costs of replacement cartridges is to use less toner. Newer printers offer eco-mode or light-mode printing which uses less toner and helps your cartridges last longer. Once you start running out of toner take it from your printer and gently rock it from side to side to make sure you use up the last of its contents before replacing it.