Are Printer Warranties Voided by Compatible Toners?

For those of you concerned that by saving money with remanufactured toners or compatible toners you have voided the office’s photocopier and printer warranties, worry no more. While many are not aware of this, back in 1975 the U.S. Congress approved something called the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Improvement Act. Thanks to Magnuson-Moss, you need not limit yourself to OEM toner cartridges in order to have your printer or photocopier warranty honored – in spite of the myths that scare customers into sticking to OEMs for fear they will void their printer warranties. However, if you need to have...

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Toner Performance and STMC Certification

Selecting printer cartridges with toner performance you can trust is not always easy, but a stamp of approval by the Standardized Test Methods Committee (STMC), makes it easier to narrow the search. STMC is a global committee that was enacted to promote and find standardized test methods for the OEM-compatible and remanufactured printer cartridge industry. The standards defined by STMC help set performance specifications that make aftermarket remanufactured and compatible toner cartridges equal to or sometimes better than OEM toner cartridges. Since these are standardized test methods, the...

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Can You Trust Remanufactured Toner Cartridges?

Can you trust remanufactured toner cartridges? The short answer is…”Yes!”  These have come a long way since the drill-and-fills that we all love to hate. Remanufactured toner cartridges are Original Equipment Manufacturer or “OEM” cartridges that have been remade using new and recycled parts. For instance, a company might take an original used up HP toner cartridge and replace some of the internal parts, such as a drum unit, that can wear out and make your toner cartridge unusable. By using OEM cartridges as a starting point, you can be assured that they will likely fit into your...

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Are Compatible Toners OK?

Lots of businesses want to save money using compatible toners but are unsure if they can trust them. So today I’m going to talk about compatible toner cartridges vs OEM (original) toners. Compatible toners are made with all new parts including the cartridge case. But many of them are manufactured usually outside of the United States in countries that want to compete in the manufacturing world, using the lowest-cost materials available to meet those goals. Because compatibles must differ from OEM toner cartridges to avoid copyright and patent law issues, there are slight variances that...

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What is the Difference? Standard vs High Yield Toner

Shopping for toner can be confusing, especially if you’re not familiar with the differences of yield amounts. Standard, jumbo, extended, starter, high yield toner cartridges….What’s it all mean? The differences are good to know because shopping wisely will save you money and help save the planet. Before we get started, just a reminder in case you didn’t read my last blog about toner page yield — The page yields we’re going to look at are based on industry testing standards of 5% coverage, which equates to an average black and white page. This allows us an...

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Calculating Toner Cost Per Page

In today’s shaky economy, businesses are more concerned than ever with budgets, including for their laser printer and copy machine usage. Calculating toner cost per page is also a concern among individuals who are also pinching pennies. Yet, laser printers and copy machines waste dollar after dollar when appropriate toner cartridges aren’t used. But there’s more to shopping for a good price on laser printer and copy machine toner cartridges than simply looking for the lowest price. Getting the best deal means calculating toner cost per page. The first thing to consider is...

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