- 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.
The HP 85A laser toner (CE285A) cartridge price is now reduced to €44.28 for a two pack that produces up to 3800 pages of print @ 5% coverage. This is an increase of 600 pages over the original brand HP 85A toner and for a fraction of the cost. The compatible HPCE285A toner cartridge is manufactured by a third-party manufacturer with no connection HP and is there able to produce the toner for a lower cost than HP.
This mono compatible laser toner is perfect for office printing of documents in black and white and allows you to print reams and reams of paper with very little regard for the cost of the toner. A typical 2 pack of the HP85A will print for around one cent per page at 5% page coverage, this is generally accepted as a page of text only, obviously images or graphics will decrease the number of pages printed. This massively popular laser toner works in over 50 different HP laser printers and is one of HP’s earlier laser toner but still remains one of the most popular.
These printers were especially designed to be ‘work-horses’ in the office churning out the black and white prints fast and at a reasonable cost but now with the availability of the compatible version of the toner the cost is half of what is was originally.
Next day delivery for €1.22 anywhere in Ireland is also the best value delivery of its kind online and all toners come with a money-back guarantee so there is really no risk to the consumer at all. High quality HP laser toner has been available online for a couple of years now but not all toners live up to the consumers expectation and that’s why it’s crucial that the consumer has some come back to the seller if for some reason there is an issue with the toner.
Low cost compatible HP CF280A (80A) toner is now available at the knock down price of €38.81 which is a great saving when compared to the original HP price of €107! This high quality compatible HP laser toner offers 2700 A4 pages at 5% coverage and is the ideal replacement black toner cartridge for your HP printer. This laser toner cartridge is available alongside it’s sister toner the HP280X (80X). The high capacity version of the toner is even better value and will set you back just €42.25 with an output of 6900 pages. Even better is the 2 pack HP80X priced at just €81.17, offering even more savings. Putting the savings into real terms that puts the cost of an A4 at less than 1 cent a copy.
Savings on the compatible HP CF280A (80A) printer toner in a busy black and white printer are too big to ignore and more and more businesses and home users are making the switch. These premium laser toners are manufactured by a third party and tested to the same ISO standards as the original brand toner in an effort to maintain quality and reliability for your printing. All products are covered by a money-back guarantee with a full telephone technical back-up if required.
Delivery is next day if the printer toner is in stock and the order is placed before noon. If you require your laser toner in a hurry please contact us on 048 30833221 to check availability.
As 2016 approaches, it’s still not too late to print a customised 2016 calendar, either for the home or the office. If you are in possession of a laser toner printer and, in particular, a colour printer, then printing the calendar yourself should be a fast and simple process. You will, however, need the services of a binder and this can usually be obtained in your local high street print or copy shop who will spiral bind the calendar for a small fee.
The key to printing your own calendar is to, first of all, download a suitable template from the many free online templates currently available. You can decide beforehand if you would like your printer to be A4 or A3 – if your printer will print that size. The beauty of using a laser printer is the speed of which you are able to produce any print whether in black and white or in colour. Of course, these printers will be more expensive than a conventional inkjet printer that is primarily used in the home or a small office. If you can get access to a laser toner printer, then so much the better. There would not be much point in buying a new one just for printing the calendar, as the cost would outweigh the usefulness of the printer for just that purpose.
The cost of using a toner to print the calendar would be minimal as some A4 sheets can be printed for less than half a cent per page in black and white. This is true in the case of HP laser toner and Brother laser toner. This cost is based on 5% coverage of the page – usually with text – and makes it far more affordable than using printer ink cartridges.
Once you have downloaded the calendar template (be sure to check the calendar dates are correct as there are some bogus calendar templates out there!) then it’s just a case of inserting the photo image in position – for example a January winter scene, this should be the first month sorted. Ideally if you have chosen the spiral-bound style you will need to print 13 A4 sheets one side on a light card. You can set all your artwork up first using the template and run them off quite quickly. Once you have all thirteen sheets printed, (there are thirteen by the way as you will require one scene for the cover and twelve pages for each month of the year). Your local copy shop will be able to spiral bind the calendars and this will give them a professional look. A huge tip to save on your printing is to use compatible laser toner where available, the quality is as good as original brand laser toner and you can save yourself a fortune!
The popularity of the HP CE505A laser toner has increased in recent months with many users opting to go for the high capacity CE505X version that is proving better value with more pages to print. This black printer toner works with several mono printers and gives good sharp print results time after time. It is especially suited for printing reports and black and white documentation and ideal for the office or the busy home user.
The standard original brand HP CE505A laser toner retails online for around €85 but it’s possible to get a twin pack of the compatible version for as little as €40 with low cost next day delivery! The CE505A compatible toner will print approximately 2300 pages @ 5% coverage but it’s big brother the HP CE505X will print up to 6500 pages. The original brand HP CE505X is €90 to buy online but again, the compatible version is available as a twin pack for under €45. The compatible CE505X will give you approximately 6500 pages @ 5% coverage on paper. A good guide to exactly what this covers would be to base your print on text only and any images will reduce the amount of pages that it will print.
HP laser toner in general is used mostly in office environments and it’s easy to run through a toner cartridge quickly especially if there are some text and image documents being printed. The cost of running the printer can become expensive and it’s always a good idea to consider using the compatible version as they can cost up to 50% less to buy. Some people may have had concerns in the past about using compatible or non-original printer toner but with compatible toner now tested to the same ISO standards as the original brand, the quality and reliability should be the same as the original brand.
There is one instance where the compatible laser toner may give issues and that is with the printing of address labels. It’s possible that in some cases the toner may not adhere to an adhesive label but to our knowledge this is the only instance where you might have cause to use the original brand laser toner. For everyday general purpose printing the compatible HP CE505A or CE505X laser toner is ideal and can reduce your spending by 50% across a typical year if you are currently using the original brand.
Would you believe that a high percentage IT users are unsure what type of printer they have. An Inkjet printer or laser toner printer? A toner cartridge or ink cartridge? That is the question, but both technologies could not be more different. Laser printing does sound technical but the format applied is quite simple. The laser beam formed by static electricity composes the print image to the pattern required. The printer then coats the drum with toner. Many of you may be familiar with toner, it is a powder form that is stored inside the cartridge which is constantly replaced when empty.
The toner powder has replicated a pattern visual of the print image. The printer will then remove the excess powder and the paper has the required printer pattern be it in a powder form. The printer will heat the powder on the paper to seal the finish, removing any loose powder and providing a nice shine exterior surface.
A systematic procedure that ensures accuracy at speed. Hence, why laser printing is the preferred option for bulk printing. Printing high volumes of output in quick time. Generally, laser toner printing is used in industry, as the printing demands, are in a larger scale, whereas, home printing tends to be a smaller scale using ink cartridges.
The term toner cartridge is self-explanatory when we think about how toner cartridges are made up. The toner is made up of plastic and iron, a contrast to ink cartridges, which are, obviously ink. Ink will have a limited life span, but toner will last a lot longer as it will not dry up and become unusable.
Toner printing is approx 10% of the cost of inkjet printing. Although, toner cartridges and the laser printers are a lot more expensive to purchase, the cost per page is much better than ink cartridges. In fact, the consumables (another term for toner) in the cartridge can print thousand’s of pages even colour prints. Higher density cartridges can even go beyond thousands, so, the potential and scope is endless.
Print quality is superior with toner printing. The laser technology gives a professional edge, working in a higher resolution. It also looks nicer, often shining and glossy.
Despite the high volume of print and the supreme quality one may think that the laser printer maintenance costs demonstrate this. Contrary to this the printer support costs are minimal. Designed and build for speed and volume the printers can cope with the demands required.
To summarize, laser printers are very like photocopiers in the methods incorporated. The printing process was actually developed from photocopiers. Photocopiers use a beam of light to through the page to a light sensitive drum containing ink. This ink sticks to the paper as it is heated and applied with hot rollers. A laser printer works the same way only no paper is used initially to generate the content for printing. The laser printing gathers this from the information sent from PC.
If you are looking to change your printer at work or at home either to update or replace one that has reached end of life, it can be tricky to decide should you stay with an inkjet printer or move to laser toner. Basically, the inkjet printer uses liquid ink that is sprayed through the nozzle in the printer and uses and ink cartridge, whereas the laser toner cartridge comes filled with a dry powder substance that is referred to as toner. printer have their advantages and hopefully we can look at some of the differences here.
There are several things you should consider before choosing you printer for example do you need monochrome or colour? Will you be printing mostly black and white text or high-resolution colour images? If you need to print invoices, statements in black and white then a monochrome laser printer will suffice. Alternatively if you are printing colour images on a regular basis as part of a leaflet or publication then a colour printer would suit and possibly a laser printer if the quantities you intend to print justify the cost. The function of the printer is also important as you may need to scan or copy, an all-in-one printer is ideal for this. If you would like to print remotely you will require a wireless printer so make sure that function is available on the printer you choose.
The inkjet cartridge or laser toner cartridge vary in cost with the laser toner being considerably more expensive than the inkjet cartridge. The laser toner will print more copies and is generally faster and more suited to the office or heavy home user. It is possible to obtain good quality non-genuine compatible ink cartridge and laser toner cartridges and this will help keep the cost of printing down going forward. Most printers will use A4 paper although you would have to choose a specific model if you wanted to print A3 size. If you are working out of a busy office then you may require a multi-purpose tray that will accept paper and envelopes. It’s always best to check the printer’s specifications to find out what the heaviest weight of paper it will print on in case you need to print report covers etc. Also the capacity to be able to load large amounts of paper may be relevant to a busy office so check this out in the spec too.
Once you have decided the type of printer that suits your needs, calculate the running costs of the printer using original manufactured and non-genuine compatible ink cartridges. This will be the biggest single cost factor following the initial purchase of the printer. A good way to check is to list the printer you are interested in then contact your online ink cartridge supplier and find out if the compatible cartridges are available for the model you are buying.
In this article I will attempt to help you find the best value ink cartridges in Ireland. In the past people have relied on shopping locally for their ink cartridges but in recent times the advent of the internet has opened up a whole new world of shopping for ink cartridges. You can still take the time consuming trip into town to see if you can finds a parking space or you can order smart order your ink cartridges in Ireland online.
Smart online ordering is a process that eliminates the need for spending too much time randomly searching for your cartridges only to turn up with suppliers here, in the UK and even further afield. When you are searching for ink and toner cartridges in Ireland, first of all make sure that you include the nearest largest city in your Google search. For example if you live in Drogheda, Dundalk or Wicklow, include the search term ink cartridges in Dublin in your search.
These are the terms that will put you in touch with the bigger online suppliers that are trying to capture the sales on ink in Dublin – in other words the bigger cities. These are the ink and toner suppliers that will usually have the best deals and also will have free ink cartridges or gifts to tempt the online shoppers from the bigger cities. Because the larger suppliers are trying to increase their sales of ink in Ireland they are targeting the larger businesses in the hope that one big sale will result in repeat business. So again, if you are in Waterford or Kerry, it’s worth searching for ink cartridges in Cork as the online suppliers again will be targeting the largest city in the south of Ireland based on the market share they hope to gain from that part of Ireland.
Likewise, for the west of Ireland you should be searching for ink cartridges in Galway, you can ignore the local suppliers who may rank in Google for their local address but check out the bigger online shops who offer next day delivery of their ink cartridges in Ireland. Ink cartridges are available as original brand, compatible and remanufactured, the price difference between the first two is astounding.
To get the best deals you will have to shop online but to ‘smart shop online’ will lead you to top deals, cheapest prices, free cartridges and even in some cases free gifts. Your repeat business is worth a lot to any online supplier and you should be rewarded for your loyalty.
The search for great value ink and toner in Ireland these days has taken the consumer online in an effort to make good savings in this area of high spending for those businesses who print on a daily basis. In Ireland, with the tourist industry in now back on the incline and with the summer approaching more and more hotels, restaurants and pubs are making a conscious effort to attract the business of these visitors to our shores. For example, a restaurant, cafe or bistro will almost certainly print out daily menus and this can require copious amounts of toner ink that can prove expensive unless you check out the options available to you.
Most businesses will underestimate the amount of money they budget for ink and toner for a year. The simple fact is that when you need a print run you just use the printer without much thought for how much ink and toner the printer will actually use. A problem will only arise if you run out of printer toner and don’t have a reserve supply. During the austere times businesses find it increasingly difficult to hold stock of toner ink and often will rely on the next delivery option provided by some Irish online suppliers. The real benefit of finding as good Irish online supplier is to find one that will give FREE ink and toner with their multipack offers or in other words, every time you buy a full set of ink toner get at least one FREE cartridge with your order! Many of the bigger Irish online suppliers are offering these deals on their compatible printer toner and are only too happy to bring on board new customers.
A good way to judge your potential supplier is to check out their returns policy. If they offer a no quibble money back guarantee on any purchase of toner ink then you are buying at no risk to yourself and this can only be a good thing. Also, look out for offers on printers that use cheap compatible ink cartridges, sometimes the suppliers of ink and toner also sell the printers that work well with the best value compatible ink cartridges. This is particularly useful as the printers will be well tested with that supplier’s product and will give virtually no problems at all. Where in the past the inkjet cartridge has been pretty much reserved for the home user, more and more home users are venturing to purchase the laser toner printer as the toner ink becomes more affordable through it’s availability as a compatible cartridge. Printer toner will certainly print more copies than the inkjet cartridge and of course you can buy monochrome lasers printers for those users who have no need of colour ink. Printing in-house is now more affordable than it has been in recent years and this is almost certainly due to the introduction of reliable high quality compatible printer toner.
Ink and toner supplies are now readily available online in Ireland with many suppliers offering next day delivery on printer toner to all major towns and cities in Ireland. Small and medium size businesses prefer to use laser toner printers citing their speed and cost effectiveness as the biggest advantage over inkjet cartridge printers. There are many makes and models to choose from such as HP, Brother and Samsung. The busy office can expect to have a large toner ink bill at the end of the year especially if it prints reports and advertising literature. Accountancy firms are among the heavy users of toner ink and are constantly producing reports for their clients and will be among the businesses that are top of the table for spending money on ink and toner.
Printer toner has been available as a compatible product for a few years now and despite the early reservations about reliability, it is now considered a viable option to reducing the cost of printing in the office. Toner ink differs from inkjet ink in that it is actually a toner powder as opposed to liquid ink in a cartridge. The laser toner printer is definitely suited for the heavy user as it will prove cheaper to run over twelve months than it’s inkjet counterpart. There are two types of laser printer; monochrome and colour, the monochrome is actually a black and white printer that is ideal for reports and document with no images and only requires black toner ink, the colour printer will use four different ink toner cartridges; black, cyan, magenta and yellow.
This is the printer for producing short publications such as newsletters or magazines. Searching online in Ireland is the way forward in trying to reduce your printer toner bill, as there are many great deals on offer at the moment especially if you buy a multipack otherwise known as a full set of ink and toner. The concern many toner ink users have is with reliability of the compatible toner cartridge but your fears can be harnessed if you find an online supplier that will offer you two things; full technical support if you do have any issues or a money back guarantee with your purchase.
Usually the online supplier will be keen to sign you up as a repeat customer and will be keen to look after you with great deals on printer toner as well as offering you discount from time to time with special offers. Many people will review their purchase of toner ink on the supplier’s facebook page so it is worth checking that out to see genuine comments. If you can find a supplier, particularly an Irish one, who will give discounted prices coupled with low cost next day delivery in Ireland and is also willing to give you a money back guarantee on your purchase of toner ink, you have hit the jackpot!