When I first joined the company, I was just an ordinary printer.
One day, the toner cartridge of the office printer are ran out. Our leader asked me to buy a set of toner cartridge online. Our company used the color LaserJet Pro MFP M274n printer. I noticed that the corresponding model was HP 131A toner set. I saw the original one demand of $315 in Amazon and I did not hesitate to buy it after reading and evaluating it.
After receiving the product to our leader, our leader immediately got mad.
He took out his mobile phone and opened the V4ink website to tell me that it was not easy for a startup company to operate. Why did I spend money in a random way? Don’t I know that buying compatible toner cartridges can save a lot of money? I took a look at the mobile phone, V4ink 131A combo pack 4 pack only cost $56.99, I was shocked, how can it be so cheap, compatible toner cartridge price is only 1/5 of the original one. After being criticized by my boss, I decided to have a good understanding of the toner cartridge industry.
The present situation of toner cartridge:
At present, there are three main types of toner cartridge in printer toner cartridge market, which are original OEM toner cartridge, compatible toner cartridge and remanufactured toner cartridge.
The difference of this three types of toner cartridge:
Original toner cartridge: the best quality, the most expensive price, good after-sales service.
Compatible toner cartridge: Manufactured by a third-party manufacturer, the price is affordable, but the quality and service are uneven.
Remanufacturing toner cartridge: Re-filling toner by recycling used toner cartridge to make it reusable, the lowest price, but the worst quality, easy to leak powder phenomenon.
Generally speaking, compatible toner cartridge is most suitable for start-up companies, especially for high-quality compatible toner cartridge. The printing effect is almost comparable to that of original toner cartridge. If you want high quality, you should choose the original toner cartridge. In addition, it is better not to use the remanufactured toner cartridge, because it is not only prone to powder leakage, but also damages your printer equipment, later maintenance costs are higher, not worth the loss.