If you are in possession a HP laser printer either in the office or at home it’s likely that the most worrying part of owning one is the running costs. This is ultimately the price you pay for your HP toner and the price per page it costs to print. This is a factor many people may not take into consideration when purchasing the printer, especially if the initial purchase price is a considered to be a good deal!
Buying a HP Laser Printer
When you decide to buy a laser printer either to upgrade from your existing HP inkjet printer that is no longer able to cope with the output of print or to simply replace a printer that has reached end of life, there are some important factors to consider. Apart from the initial purchase price that will determine what your initial outlay is, how much will it actually cost to run the printer with HP toner. An approximate price per page may be given in the sales description but of course this will be based on 5% coverage of text only printed double-lined spaced! As we all know it’s unlikely that you will be printing text only all the time so this figure will be unrealistic to say the least. This will be more prevalent if you are buying a colour HP laser printer where the emphasis will definitely be on printing colour images and not just black text. Once you have found a model that will suit your needs and the purchase price is within your budget, turn you attention to the HP toner it use as a daily running cost and divide the estimated printed page by half to give a more realistic 10% coverage. As part of your homework in researching the capabilities and performance of the printer, it is now time to check if there are compatible or re-manufactured HP toners available for this model. Most of the well established and long running series of HP printers have the non-genuine alternative HP toners available, but check to see in case the model you have bought is part of a new series that may not have the compatible or re-manufactured HP laser toner available at this time.
Buying Non-genuine HP Toner
Using Compatible or re-manufactured HP toner can reduce your printing costs by up to 100%. That’s a lot of savings across a year for a business, school or college and will put a significant dent in any budget deficit. Basically there are two alternatives to buying original brand HP toner. Firstly, we have compatible laser toner that has been manufactured by a third-party other than HP and is a copy toner cartridge whilst not infringing on the HP copyright of the toner cartridge, it will work in the HP printer as a replacement toner. This toner will be available online with the biggest saving compared to your original brand HP toner. The second type of replacement toner available is the re-manufactured toner cartridge and is again produced by a third-party manufacturer and not by HP themselves. This toner is an original HP toner cartridge that has been returned to a factory, inspected, repaired if necessary, re-chipped, refilled and tested. Because this toner was once an original brand HP cartridge it is identical to an original toner in everything except the packaging. This will cost slightly more than the compatible toner but will work just a swell offering savings in the region of 40% – 50%. The fact of the matter is that most high quality compatible HP toner is manufactured to the same ISO standards as the original brand and if it comes with a money-back guarantee by the supplier then there is absolutely no risk to the buyer. Why not make a purchase of compatible HP toner for your printer today and give it a try, you won’t be disappointed.
- OEM – Original brand manufacturer – HP toner manufacturers by HP
- Compatible laser toner. HP toner manufactured by a third party and not HP
- Re-manufactured HP toner. Original HP toner cartridges, returned to the factory, cleaned, repaired and refilled
Advantages and disadvantages of using an original brand toner
Original brand HP toner manufactured by HP is claimed to give the best print results possible with the lowest cartridge failure rate (it’s worth noting that there are actually failures with original brand cartridges as they may be with compatible versions). The downside can be the cost. The costs on average are 40% – 100% more for an original brand HP toner than a compatible.
Choosing the best option for you
Generally speaking the right choice for you would depend on what you use the printer for. If it’s for general-purpose everyday printing such as documents and reports then the compatible HP toner will be the best choice as there is virtually no difference in the quality of print between it and the original toner. If you are printing high resolution colour prints with particular emphasis on your company logo colour for example, then the original brand toner will suit your needs more.
The reliability of compatible toner nowadays, when purchased from a reputable supplier, should produce good quality prints that would be good enough to gloss any report. It’s worth having a word with your supplier to find out if it’s likely that there may be any issues for you with using compatible HP toner and if there is a customer line that is able to offer advice if needed.
If we take a look at an individual HP printer as an example, the HP Laserjet PRO 100 Color MFP M175A is a popular office printer in Ireland and the UK. This printer uses four laser toners HP126A (CE310A), black, cyan magenta and yellow. The original brand HP toners are around €180 online but will probably cost more locally. The compatible equivalent for these toners will set you back around €99. That’s over 90% less than the original brand HP toners! All good quality compatible toners will come with a money-back guarantee so there is no risk to the end user.
Laser toner printers are widely used in the office and at home and although have several advantages over the inkjet printers they can be expensive to run on original brand toners. Our office runs on several different printers and they all use the compatible version of ink and toner without any problems. On the odd occasion there may be an issue with cartridge recognition but this issue is usually reserved for inkjet cartridges and not toner.
From a business perspective, the running costs of any printer will be a major concern and if it’s possible to reduce printing costs throughout the year by between 40% and 100% then there is really is not reason for not giving it a try. Speak to a trusted online supplier today and make the switch to compatible HP toner.
Compatible HP laser toner is now available with savings in excess of 40% over those of the original brand prices. The demand for non-original HP laser toner has increased significantly during the past 12 months as businesses and home user try to save money on their printing. The ink and toner expenditure in a busy office is responsible for a large chunk of the budget and any savings that are to be made are very welcome indeed.
Making the switch to compatible printer toner is a relatively easy process. The first step is to find out if the compatible toner is available for your printer. Most of the popular brands are now easily accessible as compatibles (sometimes described as non-originals) online and any that are covered by a money-back guarantee are the best ones to choose as it offers no risk to the buyer. The quality of the compatible HP laser toner is second to none and with matching ISO standards of the original brand toners, quality and reliability is assured. One point worth noting when buying online is to make sure that the supplier offers customer support in case if there are any issues such as cartridge recognition that can arise with a faulty ‘chip’ but are easily remedied.
The average savings with using compatible HP laser toner is around 40% but can be as much as 70%! The reason for the savings is the large quantities in which the compatibles are manufactured and the savings are passed on to the end user giving value for money to the business or home user. A question that people new to using compatible printer toner is that there will be any loss of quality using the non-original cartridges. The simple answer is no when used for every day general-purpose printing.
This includes document black and white and colour printing on a daily basis. One of the exceptions may be that if you have a colour HP laser printer and you are printing your own company letterheads and are extremely particular about your colour logo (maybe you have strict pantone colours to follow), it may be that you may not get exactly the same quality as you would from the original brand toner but for printing general colour images or photos you should not notice any difference in the quality.
The ever-popular HP 301XL high capacity ink cartridges are now available as compatibles and for a lot less than the original brand HP cartridges. Used in more than 30 HP printers, this in-demand cartridge comes in 2 sizes, standard and high capacity. The standard original brand HP301 ink cartridge has just 3ml of black ink while the original brand HP301XL high capacity has an ink volume of 8ml. Here’s the good news! The compatible version of the black HP301XL has 15ml of ink and that is almost double the ink volume of the original brand. Coupled with the low cost of only €23.36 for this cartridge the savings and extra ink make this a winner from the off!
The original colour HP301 standard cartridge also has just 3ml of colour ink with the HP301XL high capacity colour boasts only 8ml compared to the compatible HP301XL high capacity colour with 15ml colour ink. The price for a two pack, one colour and black is great value at just €38.12 or the even better priced 5 pack of 3 black and 2 colour for just €94.70! This pack is ideal for the heavy user at home or in the office.
These HP301XL ink cartridges are fitted with the latest ‘chip’ for instant ink cartridge recognition by the printer and come with a full money-back guarantee. Delivery anywhere in Ireland or the UK ins only €1.22 so we reckon that’s pretty unbeatable as far any compatible ink deal for these cartridges go.
Compatible HP laser toner is now widely available and used in Ireland and sales of these toners are expected to double in 2016 as more and more businesses and home user switch to compatible toner. The savings gained when making the move to using compatible toner can be a much as 100% in some cases and with many great deals on 2 and 3 packs of toner the savings are even greater. In the past there may have been some concern about the quality of the compatible toners but with the 3rd party manufacturers stepping up their game and manufacturing laser toner to the same ISO standards as the original brand manufacturers there is less and less concern about quality and reliability.
Many black and colour laser toners are available as compatibles and in many cases will produce more prints than the original brand. This is due to the fact that the 3rd party toner manufacturers fill the toner cartridges to the top and this added bonus helps your money go further. For example, the popular HP Laserjet P2012 black and white laser toner printer use toners Q7553A (3000 pages) and Q7553X (7000 pages) – particularly good value! The standard toner will provide. These printer toners are available as single, twin or triple packs at prices unheard of unless bought as the compatible version. This high-speed black and white printer is a popular addition in the office and using the compatible version of the printer toner can save hundreds of Euros across the year in any busy office.
Finding the best value printer toner is a simple procedure for any of the main brands such as HP, Brother, Samsung, OKI and Canon. Tips for ordering online: for compatible laser toner, Google.ie is the best starting point. Begin by searching for HP laser toner in Ireland (or insert your brand if other than HP) this will bring up those suppliers closet to you and in particular those suppliers in Ireland.
Ideally your supplier will be in Ireland so if there are any issues with the toner you can have them quickly resolved or a replacement toner supplied. It can be a problem if the supplier is based in the UK as the delivery time can be anything up to one week, also check the returns policy on the toner as all reputable suppliers will offer a money-back guarantee or at lease offer to replace a faulty cartridge.
The latest HP970XL/HP971XL ink cartridges are now available as compatible inks for half the cost of the original brand. These super sized HP ink cartridges are high capacity inks with the HP970XL black printing 9200 pages @ 5% coverage and the colours HP971XL cyan, magenta and yellow printing 6600 pages each at the same 5% coverage. This represents big savings for the user both at home and in the office.
These inks are designed to work with the following HP printers: HP Officejet Pro X451dn, HP Officejet Pro X451dw, HP Officejet Pro X476dn, HP Officejet Pro X476dw, HP Officejet Pro X551dw and HP Officejet Pro X551dw. These MFP inkjet printers (multifunction peripheral to me and you) were manufactured with the intention of competing with the laser toner printers. In terms of size, these inkjet printers aren’t that much smaller than the laser printer (the physical size of the HP 970XL ink cartridge is certainly more in keeping with that of a laser toner).
When we examine further the Officejet Pro X476dw we see that this dark grey printer has a top sheet feeder accepting 50 pages while the main feeder accepts 500 pages. Curiously on this model the paper ejects to the left of the printer so it will be necessary to leave some clearance space on this side of printer. This is a fast printer with print speeds of up to 55 pages per minute in black and white. It is also possible to adjust the document profile prior to printing if you would like to boost the print quality. Overall there is very positive from each of the printers above. The sheer volume of print puts the HP 970XL ink cartridge in a class of its won with 9200 page print output. No other inkjet printer can compete with this page output and with the ink cartridges available as compatibles for half the cost of the original brand its a no brainer to make the switch.
High quality compatible HP CB436A (36A) toner cartridges are widely available as a low cost alternative to the original brand HP toner cartridges. Compatible HP laser toner is manufactured by a third-party to the highest standard ensuring the reliability and quality of the print. Compatible laser toners generally print more pages per toner cartridge when compared to original brand toner, the reason being is that the compatible toners are filled to capacity to benefit the end user. The compatible HP CB436A laser toner will print 2000 pages, calculated @ 5% coverage of an A4 page. The twin pack will print double that amount and at a cost of just over €44 that amounts to one cent or less than 1p per page!
The HP 36A is a popular HP toner used in six different HP printers; HP LaserJet M1120 MFP, HP LaserJet M1120n MFP, HP LaserJet M1522n MFP, HP LaserJet M1522nf MFP, HP LaserJet P1505, HP LaserJet P1505n and is generally recognised as one of the better performing black and white printers suitable for any busy office with good print speeds and print quality. Any god supplier or compatible laser torn will never elect you to be satisfied with an inferior product for your print and would want you have the best experience possible when using a compatible toner cartridge.
Compatible HP laser toner has grown in popularity in recent years with many businesses and home users switching from original brand toner in an effort to save more while not compromising on the quality or reliability. Twin packs have become especially popular and online sales have rocketed with the advantage of low cost next day delivery. The need to stock large amounts of toner by a business is no longer necessary as the online supplier will carry the stock for you and with prices that cannot be matched in the high street there is surely no better option than compatible. Some people may decide to run the route of refilling the toner cartridge but this will usually cost about the same as a buying compatible toner and unfortunately all toner cartridges are not refillable. Most of the leading brands can be found as compatible online and stock by Irish or UK suppliers and are readily available for next day delivery.
As companies try to combat the everyday high rising costs of running a business, it’s becoming more and more obvious that the cost of running their HP printer is a major factor at the end of the fiscal year when it comes to spending money on HP printer toner. Compatible HP laser toner is now becoming widely used in business as well as the busy home user. The savings gained using compatible laser toner against the original brand are around 40% – 50% in most cases so this can make a considerable difference to the budget over 12 months.
HP mono laser toners such as the HP CE278A (78A) and HP CE285A (85A) are among the biggest sellers and are most commonly used in the single colour document printers used for black and white printing. These are the workhorse in the office churning out reams and reams of printed text on a daily basis. These HP printer toners are by far the most popular in the HP printer range and with fantastic offers on two packs it’s madness not to use them in your printer.
In the past there may have been some concerns about the print quality of compatible laser toner but these days the ISO standard of the compatible toner matches that of the original brand toner. In several independent tests there has been no proof of any significant difference between the two types of toner and it’s also worth noting that there is no significant difference in the print quality of the toner – the only major noticeable difference being in the price! Most compatible laser toners come with low cost next day delivery if the item is in stock.
With HP being one of biggest selling printer manufacturers in Ireland, it’s worth trying out the compatible printer toner to see how much difference it makes in your laser toner budget for the next quarter. Contact your nearest supplier of compatible ink and toner and have a chat about the pros and cons (there are no cons really) of compatible laser toner. Some of the more reputable suppliers of toners will offer a money-back guarantee with their products so the customer feels no risk when buying the ink. In truth, the laser toner printer does not offer the same issues as the inkjet printers when it comes to cartridge recognition. If the printer fails to recognize the toner cartridge then it’s more likely the cartridge has a damaged ‘chip’ rather than a problem with the printer not recognizing it. Give it a try today and start saving some money on your HP laser toner.
The ever-popular compatible HP CE278A (78A) 3 pack of toner is the unofficial best seller of black laser toner in Ireland. This mono toner 3 pack is outselling the single and two packs by nearly 3 to 1. This versatile printer toner works in many HP laser printers and gives good quality printing for the busy office and home user.
Printing 6300 pages for €60 means that the cost per A4 print is less than one cent per page and this by far beats any compatible deal on the market in Ireland at the moment. The quality of the compatible laser toner may be a concern for those who haven’t yet tried it but there is absolutely nothing to worry about when it comes to using the non-original version. The printing quality is virtually no different than the original brand HP laser toner for every day printing. The toner is manufactured by a third-party to the same ISO standards as the original brand in an effort to keep the standards of quality and reliability the same. Now there may be some people who have had a bad experience with compatible inks in the past but that is more likely to be from a supplier who has sourced low quality compatibles or refills from China and has not stipulated that the quality be up to a standard.
The compatible HP CE278A or 78A as it is commonly known, is one of the most popular and widely used black laser toner cartridges in Ireland. The demand for this printer toner is high and with more and more businesses and schools making the switch to compatible toner, the savings are becoming too great to ignore. The compatible toner cartridges generally print more per page, calculated @ 5% coverage (which is basically an A4 page full of double-spaced lined), than their original brand counterparts.
If you put this with low cost next day delivery of €1.22 then the cost of this compatible toner surely becomes unbeatable and coupled with a money-back guarantee, there is absolutely no risk to the buyer whatsoever. HP laser toner is the backbone of many office printers and also the main contributor to the running costs of that printer. A solution to reducing costs on the running of the printer in these austere times is staring people in the face and many more are making the realisation and converting to the compatible printer toner.
The compatible HP CE278A (78A) laser toner prints up to 2100 from a single toner @ 5% coverage and with a 2 pack of the toners currently priced at €44.28 the cost of an A4 print is coming in a one cent! The high quality compatible laser toner cartridge is perfect for general-purpose every day black and white printing in the office and at home.
This popular HP mono laser toner works in over 20 HP laser printers and is in big demand due to it’s low cost as a compatible toner and reputation for reliable good quality print.
The following printers will accept this toner and there 2 pack and 3 pack deals for each printer: HP Laserjet P1606, HP Laserjet Pro M1536DNF MFP, HP Laserjet Pro M1537DNF MFP, HP Laserjet Pro M1538DNF MFP and HP Laserjet Pro M1539DNF MFP. There are additional Laserjet Pro printers that will also accept the HP CE278A plus the HP Laserjet C series. The print speed of the Laserjet Pro varies but an average of 18 pages per minute would be normal using this toner. The running costs of these HP printers using the original brand HP CE278A would be around 4 cents per A4 page so there is considerable difference between the comaptible version of the toner and the original brand.
In terms of quality there is really no difference between a good quality compatible toner and an ordinal brand HP. Many offices across Ireland have switched to using non-original cartridges in an effort to reduce the running cots of their printing. Using original brand laser toners will soon become a thing of the past as the quality and reliability of the compatible laser toner continues to impress.