Nothing is as frustrating as buying a cartridge only to find
that it is not compatible with your printer. There is a wide selection of
cartridges for different types of printers. Some printers require just a single
cartridge while others need more than one to work efficiently. Choosing the
ideal cartridge for your printer saves on costs and time as you won’t spend all
your savings replacing them more often.
Here are tips on how to choose the
best cartridges for
Type of the printer in use
If using a laser printer, go for a toner cartridge. Toner cartridges use a special type of fine powder and a heated fuser for printing and only used in laser printers and photocopiers. They are more expensive but take longer and prints more pages as compared to inkjet cartridges. Inkjet cartridges are ideal for inkjet printers and are perfect where only a small amount of printing is needed. When choosing a cartridge for your printer, care should be taken not buy an inkjet cartridge while the printer in use is a laser jet.
Text print color required
If you intend to use the printer for black and white printing only, choose a black cartridge. On the other hand, if your printing tasks require different color printing, go for color cartridges. Some cartridges are packed with all the colors while others require buying separate cartridges for different colors. A tri-color cartridge is expensive since in case one ink cartridge falls empty, it won’t work.
Printer cartridge size
It is important to check the recommended size of the
cartridge to fit in the specific printer that you are using. This size is
usually presented as a number on the front of the printer or in the user’s
handbook. Before purchasing a cartridge, use this number to look for a
Original equipment manufacturers cartridges are genuine
cartridges made by the specific printer manufacturers. Though expensive, they
are guaranteed to work with the printer they were made for and offer a
Recycled ink cartridges
Recycled cartridges are original manufacturer cartridges that have been refilled to the original standards so that they can be reused again. They cost less than the original cartridges thus more affordable. Moreover, they produce the same quality and quantity of print text as new ones. Most importantly, care should be exercised when selecting a recycled cartridge since most do not come with a warranty.
Choose a cartridge where manufacturer’s warranty is
guaranteed. This assurance gives you satisfaction, and in case the cartridge is
faulty or not compatible with your printer, the company can offer you a
replacement after presenting the warranty.
Choosing the ideal cartridge involves purchasing one that best fits and works with the printer for which it is intended. The best way to select the most suitable cartridge is first to establish the make and model of the printer. Most printer cartridges are branded according to the printers they are made for, and buyers can check the model number of the cartridge originally bought with the printer. After finding the best model, choose color or black cartridge according to your needs. Lastly, depending on your budget choose an original or recycled cartridge that is most affordable and guarantees satisfaction.