How Using The Wrong Printer Cartridges Can Cost You More
With the high cost of ink and toner car t r idges, many people are looking for a less expensive alternative. The internet is full of unbelievable low cost of fers. However, caveat emptor or buyer beware. Those low cost ink or toner ca r t r idges may cost you more money in the long run unless you buy smar t. Let me explain.
Laser Toner Car t r idges: A poor qualit y toner car t r idge can kil l a perfectly good printer. Leaky toner car t r idges may coat the inside of the p r i nt e r w i th tone r powde r, thereby shor ting out elect ronic circuits. At the very least, the leaky toner car t r idge causes di r ty- looking , toner- dus ted pages tha t jus t look bad and unprofessional.
Technically, toner is a very f ine powder y substance that is melted onto the paper to form the page image. As the paper rolls under the car t r idge, the image is applied to it. It is common for poor quality toner car t ridges to have unchanged and worn out par ts that leak toner t h roug h t h e c r i t ic a l wip e r s o r sea l s . Thi s toner i s then ca r r ied by the paper and pr inter cool ing fa n s t h roughout t he pr i nter. At the very least this condit ion wi l l cause paper jams and those previously mentioned poor quality printouts. If lef t uncor rected, it could ultimately cause a printer failure. Repairs of a laser pr inter f rom a bad or low qualit y toner car t r idge are not practical since repairs are frequently more expensive than the printer replacement costs.
What do you do when you get a poor qualit y toner car t r idge? Most people never contact the seller or go to the t rouble to send it back ( at thei r expense). They just replace it. Now think about al l the t ime, expense and t rouble that car t r idge caused because due to cut ting corners by the manufacturer to provide the cheapest possible price. However cheap the product, the REAL cost was way more. So, the lesson her e i s to buy qual it y car t r idges f rom a local, professiona l inkjet and toner remanufacture company like Iguana Inks & Toner.
( In the next issue, learn how poor quality inkjet printer cartridges can also cost you more.)
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