As we all know, genuine toner cartridges can be expensive. This has led other companies to produce compatible toner cartridges or even fakes at a much lower price. Whilst this can appear to result in a substantial cost saving, this is usually a false economy and can even cause damage in some instances.
While most manufacturers produce printers and toners with built-in security features, this only goes some way to addressing the issue.
The Risks of Using Non-Genuine Toner Cartridges
- Toner cartridges run at high voltage and generate a lot of heat. Original cartridges from the manufacturers are designed specifically to cope with this environment. However, aftermarket toners are unlikely to be made to the same standards due to inferior components. This could therefore damage your printer or the parts within it. For example, inferior toner can stick to the fuser unit within the printer and cause premature wear.
- Non-genuine toner cartridges usually have much poorer print quality than genuine ones. This can include washed out colours, smudging, inaccurate colours or lines on the page. As printed documents may be given or sent to your clients, we think it is important to produce quality prints and maintain a good impression.
- Whilst it is uncommon, there is an increased risk of toner cartridges rupturing and releasing toner, causing damage to the printer. Do you want to take this risk?
Original toner cartridges have been developed by the manufacturer to product the best results from your printer and maintain reliability and safety. Our recommendation is therefore to only buy genuine toner.
Vantage IT sources cartridges solely from authorised suppliers so you can be sure the part you are buying is genuine. We can supply toner for most makes and models so please contact us today for a quotation.