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How to save on laser printer toner

Laser Printer TonerEveryday I take my toner cartridge out of the printer and shake it and put it back in just to get it to print good.

My neighbor tells me that is called dusting the cartridge. Effective as it may seem the inevitable will come sooner than later.
I will break down and eventually pay to have my cartridge replaced.

I often counsel to my children about recycling and the effects of not recycling it will have on their environment.
Like it matters to a 10 year old and a 12 year old. But just telling them often is all I can do for now.

It wasn’t until a couple of years ago I discovered that there were companies out there on the Internet that would
recycle laser toner cartridges. So I decided to give it a try. What was I thinking? Who do you pick, there are
so many of them with fluctuating prices from the dirt cheap to the extra expensive. I have even seen ads claiming
that refilled toner cartridges can damage your machine.

As luck would have it I came across a company called Laser Cartridge Plus. After reviewing their website I still
wasn’t convinced, so I gave them a call on their 1-800 number to listen to their spill. They were polite and informative
as well as they assured me their 15 years in business had earned them several awards as well as they were dedicated
to recycling so I decided to give them a try. It was fairly simple to place the order over the web and they shipped me
the Laser Printer Toner for free with UPS. Within 2 days I had my cartridge and put it in the printer to see how it would
print. Within minutes I was up and printing and I could not see any visible difference.

For what is worth here are some suggestions that I have listed:

1. Be selective when you shop, my mummy always said you get what you pay for.

2. Free shipping is always a plus even if you have to buy a spare to meet the minimum order for free shipping.

3. Do they offer new customer discounts or specials that would apply to you?

4. Shake those laser printer cartridges until they are dry.

5. Buy from a reputable company, even if you have to do a little research on them.

Most of all make sure the shopping experience was enjoyable and print on!

The future is in HP Laser Toner

hp toner increaseOpposed to just a few years ago printers have come down in price. That is because the manufacturers who build and sell them know that they can make up for selling them at really low prices when consumers have to buy replenishment toner cartridges for them. Supplies for most printers often cost more than the price you paid for the printer.

There are all kinds of Printers on the market now. However an OEM replacement cartridge will run you average $86. You can purchase a toner cartridge that is a re-manufactured cartridge if you are conscious about the environment and you would like to save about 50% off retail.

When you have a color laserjet printer the cost can add up rapidly because they typically hold 4 cartridges. The black cartridge costs less than the other 3 color toner cartridges. A lot of people like to buy their cartridges from the most popular brand HP.

85% of all Laser Toner is HP

HP LaserJet Toner is the most widely used cartridge on the market with a market share of about 85%. One of the most common problems for consumers today is the fact that when they are shopping for a new printer they don’t take into account the cost of the supplies the machine requires to operate.

One of the hottest selling and most widely used black only laser printers today is HP’s Laserjet P1006 printers. It is as easy to setup as it is to print with. The HP Laser Toner that goes in that machine runs about 2500 pages at 5% coverage. It is a zealous buy when just printing in black text, check printing or just everyday printing is needed.

There’s more HP Color Laser Toner than any other brand

The most widely used color laser printer today is HP’s Color Laserjet 2600 printer and is one of the most decorated printers to date with over 1,000,000 units sold and in use. Considering its output it is an exceptional buy. The HP Color Toner cartridge can produce 2500 printed pages that require 1 black cartridge, 1 cyan cartridge, 1 magenta cartridge and 1 yellow cartridge. 4 cartridges can add up quickly in price but It will produce 2000 pages of color print outs. The black toner cartridge costs less than the colored toner cartridges. Still this printer costs less to operate than most any color ink machines.

The HP Color Laserjet 2600 printer has been made in many variations and can be found easily on the Internet. If you search you will be able to find one at a discounted price. Remanufactured toner cartridges are readily available online, just be careful and selective of the company you purchase it from. When shopping for a LaserJet toner you should look for the ones that offer a money back guarantee. Some vendors may offer lesser priced but inferior LaserJet toners so you have to be careful when shopping for them online. Just because it has a low price does not mean it will be the best one for you to purchase. If a money back guarantee is offered then you know you are buying a quality toner.

Because buying a new LaserJet toner can be costly most people try to do what they can to make it last longest. One way to do this is to keep your printer as clean as conceivable. It is important to clean it periodically. A LaserJet toner will not work well if your printer is dirty. You can open the printer and remove the toner cartridge and wipe the inside of the machine off from time to time with a dry cloth to help keep it clean.

If you have an old printer you may have a hard time finding a compatible LaserJet toner for it. If you cannot find a compatible toner or if you cannot afford to spend the money on a new one you can always buy a refilled cartridge.