If you own a laser printer, you already know the most expensive part of ownership is purchasing laser toner cartridges. A normal laser printer has a life expectancy of five years. However, many laser printers will last longer than five years.
Did you know that over that five-year period, most people pay seven times as much for toner cartridges as they did for their printer? If your printer lasts longer than five years, you will pay even more.
Many major printer manufacturers use a marketing model similar to TiVo and Gillette razors. The basic idea is this they sell you the printer at or near cost. Once youve purchased their printer, you will buy their printer supplies. Hence, the huge mark up on the price of the toner cartridges. In many cases, the cost of a brand name cartridge is more than twice what it should be.
The companies then spend a lot of money trying to convince you that you must buy their toner cartridges or you can expect to have real problems. This simply isnt true.
I have exclusively used compatible toner cartridges for over fifteen years. Heres what I have learned.
At first, I was very reluctant to try a compatible toner...