Printer Toner and Ink Cartridge, All You Need to Know

toner vs ink

The choice of printer consumables is the focus of every printer user, because it is related to whether your printer can print normally. The most basic printer consumables are divided into ink cartridges and toner cartridges. If you don’t have any idea about them, this article can help you fully understand the difference between them. Let’s jump in!


Let’s start with difference!

The toner cartridge is filled with dry toner powder, which is usually suitable for laser printers. The laser printer are machines that melt toner powder onto paper to create a print.

The monochrome laser printer only prints with a black toner cartridge. The color laser printer uses four separate black, cyan, magenta, and yellow toner cartridges for printing. When one of the colors is used up, it can be replaced separately, but the four colors must be applied to the printer at the same time so the printer can operate normally.

Some toner cartridges include drum units and some do not. For example, HP toner cartridges include drum units but Brother TN660, TN760 toner cartridges do not, as their toner cartridge and drum unit being sold as separate parts. This is called drum and toner saperation structure >> Drum and Toner Separation vs Drum and Toner in-one, How should I choose?

Toner cartridges usually come in three types: : original, compatible and remanufactured. Know more between them >> How to choose toner cartridge between Original, Remaufactured and Compatible?

The ink cartridge filled with liquid ink which is squirt droplets of liquid ink onto paper to form an image.

Ink cartridge is usually suitable for inkjet printers. Inkjet printers typically require four color ink cartridges to print: black, cyan, magenta, and yellow.

Black ink cartridges are usually individually, but the color ink cartridges have two different structures. One is tri-color ink cartridge (e.g, HP 63XL), the other is individual color ink cartridge (e.g, HP 910XL). check out our blog article for more information on this topic >> Differences between tri-color ink cartridge and Individual color ink cartridges

There are also three types of ink cartridges: original, compatible and remanufactured. Know more between them >> Name Brand vs. Third-party Printer Ink Cartridges


Toner cartridge vs Ink cartridge, which is better?

Service Life

Generally speaking, the service life of the toner cartridge is longer than that of the ink cartridge. The shelf life of the toner cartridge is generally 24-36 months, and the life of toner cartridge will not be affected if it is not used for a long time.

The shelf life of ink cartridge is 18-24 months, but the ink cartridge must be used as soon as possible after opening. Once it is not used for a long time, the nozzle is easy to be dry out and clog.

Page Yield

The volume of the toner cartridge is much larger than that of ink, which means that it contains more powder and more printing pages can be provided.

Toner cartridges typically have page yields ranging from 2,000- 20,000 pages, and Ink cartridges typically have page yields of about 500 pages.

Cost

The initial cost of the toner cartridge is higher than that of the ink cartridge because they usually larger and can print more pages.

Toner cartridges are more cost-effective if you print in larger quantities.

However, if you do not print often, low output and low-cost ink cartridges will be more cost-effective.

In conclusion:

Toner CartridgeInk Cartridge
For Laser PrinterFor Inkjet Printer
Contains toner powderContains liquid ink
Higher page yieldLower page yield
Does not dry out or clogCan dry out or clog
Long Shelf LifeShort Shelf Life
Lower cost per pageHigher cost per page
Higher initial costLower initial cost

Toner and Ink Cartridge, which is right for me?

Best choice for small office and home office – Ink cartridge

Many homes, photographers and small home offices prefer inkjet printers, because inkjet printers can provide high-quality text, color images and photos. It is a good choice if you plan to print small batches regularly or need high-quality photos.

However, the cost of ink is relatively high, and if the ink is not used for a long time, the print head is easy to be blocked, and cleaning the print head requires a lot of ink, so if you want to save ink and make the ink last longer, you need to use the printer at least once a week.

Best choice for large printing demand – Toner cartridge

Consumers with large printing demand may want to use laser printers. These machines are most suitable for small and medium-sized enterprises and schools that print large amounts of text, thick documents and color prints.

However, photographers or people who need to print color images and photos may not be suitable for using toner cartridges, because the powdery nature of toner cartridges will make photos look dim. If you only need to print monochrome text, such as test papers in school, monochrome printers will save you a lot of money.


FAQ

How do I know if my printer needs toner or ink cartridge?

You can check your printer manual. Generally speaking, you need toner for laser printer and ink cartridge for inkjet printer. 

You can also enter your printer model at v4ink.com to get the correct ink cartridge or toner cartridge model.

How often do I need to change the ink or toner cartridge?

The toner cartridge has more page yield, which means that the replacement frequency of the toner cartridge is less than that of the ink cartridge. If you use  a TN660 toner cartridge which provide 2,600 pages for daily printing, which can be used for about 3 months.

As mentioned above, if used improperly or not in time, the ink cartridges may expire, dry up and become clogged.This means that sometimes you will need to replace your ink cartridges even if it has not been used for 100%.

How to save printing costs on ink or toner cartridges?

Choosing a high-quality compatible alternative can save you a lot of money on ink and toner cartridges. V4ink provides you with high-quality printing effect and absolutely reasonable price. Choosing a compatible cartridge will significantly reduce your cost per page, for example, our v4ink brand compatible Brother TN660 toner cartridge offers the same page yield as the original cartridge for only 30% cost of the original.

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The Ultimate Guide of HP 910/910XL Ink Cartridge

HP is one of the most popular brands in printing supplies, and HP 902 ink cartridge is the most popular representative. In 2019, HP launched several new ink cartridges, among which HP 910 is much-concerned as it is an upgraded version of HP 902. In addition to their similar appearance, their matching printers are completely different. let’s meet the HP 910 ink cartridges!


Is the HP 910 and HP 902 ink cartridge the same?

No, although they look the same, but they are two different models. As mentioned above, the HP 910 is an upgraded version of the HP 902 ink cartridge. In other words, the printer compatible with HP 910 ink is an upgraded version of the printer compatible with HP 902 ink. Therefore, the HP 910 is compatible with specific printer models which are completely different from the HP 902.


Which printers are compatible with HP 910/910XL?

HP 910/910XL work with the same printers, which is:OfficeJet Pro 8015, 8018, 8020, 8022, 8024, 8025, 8025e, 8028, 8031, 8033, 8034, 8035, 8035e.


What is the difference between HP 910 and HP 910XL ink cartridge?

The biggest difference between HP 910 standard yield and HP 910XL High Yield is their page yield. They are the same physical size and are installed in the same way, but there is more ink in the XL cartridge.

HP 910 (3YL61AN) Standard Yield Black Ink Cartridge can print up to 300 pages

HP 910XL (3YL65AN) High Yield Black Ink Cartridge can print up to 825 pages

HP 910 (3YL58AN) Standard Yield Cyan Ink Cartridge can print up to 315 pages

HP 910XL (3YL62AN) High Yield Cyan Ink Cartridge can print up to 825 pages

HP 910 (3YL59AN) Standard Yield Magenta Ink Cartridge can print up to 315 pages

HP 910XL (3YL63AN) High Yield Magenta Ink Cartridge can print up to 825 pages

HP 910 (3YL60AN) Standard Yield Yellow Ink Cartridge can print up to 315 pages

HP 910XL (3YL64AN) High Yield Yellow Ink Cartridge can print up to 825 pages


Are HP 910XL worth to buy?

As we all know, replacement HP ink cartridges are usually available in two sizes, standard yield and high-yield or XL. For some series of printers, you can also choose to use Extra-high-yield ink cartridge, but they are not widely used. Regardless of what size you use with, the ink cartridge will be installed in the printer in exactly the same way. In fact, the physical size of the cartridge is the same regardless of the page yield – the only difference is the amount of ink in the cartridge. The higher page yield has, the more ink you get. Higher page yield ink cartridges may be more expensive than standard yield ink cartridges, but they have lower cost per page and can save more money in the long run.

We take HP 910/910XL as an example:

Cartridge SeriesOEM Price*Page YieldCost per Page
HP 910 Standard Yield black$18.99300 Pages6.02 cents
HP 910XL High Yield black$40.99825 Pages4.97 cents
HP 916XL Extra High Yield black$53.991,500 Pages3.60 cents

According to the above data, the HP 916XL is the most cost-effective, but because the extra high yield ink cartridge is not commonly used, and the HP 910XL meets the needs of most users in terms of print volume and price, the HP 910XL is more recommended.


Are there affordable alternatives for HP 910 cartridges

The answer is yes! There are three kinds of affordable alternatives for HP 910 cartridges.

1. Refilled ink personally

Compared with the original ink cartridge and non-original ink cartridge, refilled ink is absolutely cheaper. Users only need to buy ink and refill it into the used original ink cartridge.

But in fact, the refilling process is extremely complex, and it can mess up your hands and table. The refilled ink cartridge is not sure to be recognized by your printer. An error “non-cartridge” is likely to appear.

2. Remanufactured ink cartridge

Remanufactured ink cartridge is a kind of ink cartridge which is collected by a third-party consumable supplier after recycling, cleaning and refilling. Although remanufactured ink cartridge has the same appearance as original ink cartridge and may be fully compatible with printer, it does not mean that its quality and printing effect are the same as original ink cartridge. The ink cartridge may not be recognized by printer due to the recycle chip.

3. New compatible ink cartridge

The new compatible ink cartridge is developed and produced by the third-party consumables supplier, which is a new unused ink cartridge. Its appearance and brand are completely different from the original, but they can be recognized by printer as well as the original ink cartridge and can perfectly match our printer. If you are looking for a cheap alternative cartridge, v4ink HP 910XL ink cartridge is your best choice. v4ink provide you with HP 910XL Black ink cartridge, HP 910XL C/M/Y 3-Piece color set and HP 910XL KCMY 4 Color Set with best price. You can save up to 53% than buying OEM products.


Is HP 910 recalled?

HP company reported that HP 910 cyan and yellow ink cartridges were recalled due to quality problems. These ink cartridges are made in Malaysia and the warranty period is from April 1, 2022 to September 18, 2022. 

Fortunately, the HP 910XL all color ink cartridges are available on v4ink now and they did not made in Malaysia and can perfectly compatible with your printer.


How to troubleshoot the HP 910/910XL ink cartridge

In our daily life, we often encounter this kind of situation. When you put a new compatible HP ink cartridge into your printer, the printer keeps telling you that you “Replace cartridge” or the ink level is still read empty. In order to prevent third-party ink cartridges from being used in their printers, HP manufacturers have designed an ink cartridge protection device in their printers, so that compatible ink cartridges cannot be recognized by HP printers.

The cartridge protection feature impacts the following HP cartridge series*: HP

60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 301, 302, 303, 304, 902, 903, 906XL, 907XL, 910, 934/935, 950/951, 952/956XL, 962, 953/957XL, 954/958XL & 970/971.

How can HP printers recognize your compatible ink cartridge? You need to trick your HP printer,so how to operate? Let’s take a look at the v4ink guide:

Step 1: Remove the new cartridge from the printer and reload the old ink cartridge back into the printer.

Step 2: Wait about 10 minutes before proceeding to the next step.

Step 3: Remove the old cartridge and then re-install the new cartridge.

Your HP printer should now recognize the new cartridge. If not, try the following alternative steps:

Step 1. Remove the new ink cartridge from the printer.

Step 2. Please shut down your printer and power it down for 10 minutes.

Step 3. Re-connect the power cord, but do not turn on the power button for the time being.

Step 4. Replace the new ink cartridge with the printer.


How to solve the quality issue of HP 910/910XL ink cartridge?

01. White streaks, or lines/bands in solid color area fills

The cartridge may be empty. Please note that if you recently have received a “low ink” warning alert, the inks possibly run out. If not, after determining which color cartridge is causing the print quality problem, you can run print head cleaning on the printer to try and solve the problem.

How to clean the print head

1. On the printer control panel, slide down to open the dashboard, and then select the settings icon

2. Slide up on the screen and select printer maintenance

3. Select “clean print head” and then select “continue”

If the print quality on the test page does not improve, try to clean a second or third time as needed. If it cannot be improved after the third cleaning, the cartridge may need to be replaced.

02. Leaking ink

The source of the leak needs to be identified and corrected.

If there is a small amount of ink leaking at the edges, seams, or other areas of the nozzle, gently clean / wipe it off.

If ink appears to leak directly from the print head nozzle, gently dry / wipe the print head area with a wet paper towel for a few seconds. Repeat until the leak stops.

03. The color doesn’t match the previous one, seems dim or faded

The color printed out should look similar to the original cartridge. If you recently replaced the operating system or software driver, the problem may be caused by the difference between the previous configuration and the current configuration. Some operating systems and software drivers display / print different color intensity levels for a same source image. Also, check the carton and print quality mode to ensure that the paper and print settings are optimized for your print job. In draft mode, printing will be faster and less ink will be used, but the quality and ink saturation of printing and are low, what’s more, horizontal streaks may occur. If these ideas don’t work, try running the print head cleaning utility, which can correct the situation.

04. Missing Colors

If the printer displays severe quality problem on print performance and / or multiple color losses (including blank pages) observed in the printer self-test page or print quality report, it is recommended to select the “Clean Printhead”, “Cleaning” or “Head Cleaning”  function from the printer ‘Tools/’Maintenance’ menu. You may need to activate the “Clean Printhead” Function two or three times to help restore and restart the ink system.


Can HP 910 cartridges be refilled?

Yes, you can, but not a good idea.

v4ink have tested on the OEM / New Compatible and Refilled ink cartridges. The results show that there is a big gap between the Refilled ink cartridge and the OEM / New Compatible ink cartridges. The quality and stability of the OEM / New Compatible ink cartridge is far better than that of the refilled ink cartridge.

To sum up, refill HP 910 ink cartridge by yourself is not a good way to save money, and it is likely to damage your printer. OEM HP 910 ink is so expensive, so how to save money? V4ink reminds you that the new compatible ink cartridge can almost match the OEM ink cartridge in various performances, however the price is only 50% of the OEM ink cartridge. That is to say, you can buy two new compatible v4ink HP 910XL ink cartridges for the price of one OEM HP 910XL ink cartridge. The best way to save money is to give consideration to both quality and price.

Now you have a systematic understanding of HP 910 / 910xl. If you have any questions about HP 910 / 910xl, please feel free to contact our after-sales team directly. Our email address is: support_team@v4ink.com or contact us on Facebook: @v4ink.

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What’s the different between HP 910 and HP 910XL

HP released the new ink cartridge model HP 910 and HP 910XL ink cartridges recently, which is the update version of the HP 920 and HP 902XL. Although the cartridges look similar, their compatible printer model are completely different.

Compatible Printer model

The printer model of different cartridge may be different. But 910 standard yield and 910xl high yield ink cartridge are compatible with the same printer model, so 910 and 910xl can be used interchangeably.

HP OfficeJet Pro 8015 All-in-One Printer

HP OfficeJet Pro 8018 All-in-One Printer

HP OfficeJet Pro 8020 All-in-One Printer

HP OfficeJet Pro 8022 All-in-One Printer

HP OfficeJet Pro 8024 All-in-One Printer

HP OfficeJet Pro 8025 All-in-One Printer

HP OfficeJet Pro 8025e All-in-One Printer

HP OfficeJet Pro 8028 All-in-One Printer

HP OfficeJet Pro 8031 All-in-One Printer

HP OfficeJet Pro 8033 All-in-One Printer

HP OfficeJet Pro 8034 All-in-One Printer

HP OfficeJet Pro 8035 All-in-One Printer

HP OfficeJet Pro 8035e All-in-One Printer

Page Yield

Page yield is a measure of how many pages a full ink cartridge can print before it runs out of capacity and needs to be replaced. In general, 5% coverage rate is used as the standard for page yield.

SeriesBlack Ink CartridgeCMY Ink Cartridge
HP 910 Standard Yield300 pages315 pages
HP 910XL High Yield825 pages825 pages

The page yield of HP 910XL high yield black ink cartridge is 525 pages more than the standard yield and the 910XL high yield color ink cartridge is 510 pages more than the standard yield.

Cost per page

Cost per page (CPP) is determined by dividing the cost of that printer cartridge by the printer cartridge’s page yield. Through the cost per page, we can find out which product has better cost performance.

The cost per page comparison of OEM HP 910 and 910XL Black ink cartridge:

BlackHP 910 Standard YieldHP 910XL High Yield
Cost$18.99$40.99
Page Yield300 pages825 pages
Cost per Page6.3 cents5.0 cents

The cost per page comparison of OEM HP 910 and 910XL Cyan/Magenta/Yellow ink cartridge:

C/Y/MHP 910 Standard YieldHP 910XL High Yield
Cost$12.99$22.99
Page Yield315 pages825 pages
Cost per Page4.1 cents2.8 cents

Through the above comparison, it can be seen that although 910 standard yield ink cartridge has a low price, but the cost per page are more expensive than 910xl high yield ink cartridge. Therefore, using 910xl high yield ink cartridge will save you more money in the long run.

Why v4ink only provide HP 910XL Ink Cartridge?

The HP 910XL has a higher page yield than the HP 910, which lasts almost three times longer than the 910 cartridge for only double the price of the 910 cartridge, you can print more and spend less.

The cost per page comparison of OEM HP 910XL and v4ink HP 910XL Black ink cartridge:

BlackOEM 910XL High Yieldv4ink HP 910XL High Yield
Cost$40.99$18.99
Page Yield825 pages825 pages
Cost per Page5.0 cents2.3 cents

Order from v4ink, you will save up to 50% from purchasing OEM products.

V4ink has always been committed to providing users with more cost-effective products. For the above reasons, v4ink only provides HP 910XL High Yield ink cartridge, which is equipped with the most up-to-date version of the chip and work perfectly with all compatible printers, including printers with the latest firmware version.

Shop on v4ink.com today, you can also get great price on the HP 910XL Ink Cartridge. Apply this coupon code: NX910XL when you check out, you can enjoy 10% off discount on any HP 910XL products at v4ink. Don’t miss out!

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