How To Save Money On Original Toner Cartridges

When it comes to complaining about the price of things. Toner and ink must be at the top of the list.

Even soaring petrol prices can't beat the sheer audacity of some of these prices.

And it's not a "lifestyle's of the rich and famous" problem either. The majority of pc users have a printer.

This means that for many people a solution needs to be found.

One way to solve the problem is to work around it.

There are four possible solutions.

  1. Compatible toner cartridges. Easily accessible and economical.
  2. Refill toner cartridges, although the ease of procuring a compatible has reduced the number of operators in this industry.
  3. Third, scrap the laser and go for an ink machine or more specifically go from the pot into the fire.
  4. Lastly, you could always stop printing completely.

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The next option is to embrace it. And for this, the first choice to be made is who.

There are a few to choose from. Brother, Canon. Samsung, Epson, and in our case it's HP.

Everyone has a reason for their favorite manufacturer.

For us, it's come as a result of more than 20 years of repairing all makes and models of printers.

Technically HP's are well built, electronics are stable and most importantly spare parts are readily available in South Africa.

That's not the case for all the other manufacturers mind you.

Many of them tie up their spares distribution networks so that only authorized agents can bring spares in and they're not allowed to sell them to third parties.

Meaning if you have one of those printers and you need it serviced or repaired you have no choice, but, to deal with the authorized agent. Agents who may not even be in your town.

That's not the case with HP.

This means no matter where you are in SA, chances are good you'll find a local repairman pretty quickly and he'll be able to get his hands on the parts your machine needs.

Pretty clever on HP's part.  Consumer trust remains high and they have a massive network of businesses repairing and maintaining their machines without the overhead.

How To Get The Most Out of Your Original Toner Cartridge

Having said that, when it comes to toner HP is just as guilty as anyone else of charging premium prices for their toner cartridges.

This is probably a big reason toner made it onto the BBC's 9 Things more expensive than gold list.

Complaints and workarounds aside, there are still many of us who prefer to buy original toner cartridges.

And just because we buy original doesn't mean we don't like saving money. Luckily there is some relief.

More Toner for Less Money.

Being able to capitalize on the savings a high yield cartridge gives does take some homework though.

Firstly not every HP has a high yield option.

Of the 216 models on the market, only 117 have high yield capacity.

List of HP's with a High Yield Toner Capacity

Mono Laser PrintersColor Laser Printers
HP Enterprise Flow M528 Series PrinterHP Color LaserJet CM3530 Series Multifunction Printer
HP Laser MFP 408dnHP Color LaserJet CP3525 Series Printer
HP Laser MFP 432fdHP Color LaserJet Enterprise CM4540 MFP
HP LaserJet 1000w PrinterHP Color LaserJet Enterprise CP4525 Series Printer
HP LaserJet 1200 PrinterHP Color LaserJet Enterprise Flow MFP M578c
HP LaserJet 1220 AIO PrinterHP Color LaserJet Enterprise M552 Series
HP LaserJet 1300 PrinterHP Color LaserJet Enterprise M553 Series
HP LaserJet 1320 Series PrinterHP Color LaserJet Enterprise M554dn
HP LaserJet 3390 All-in-One Series PrinterHP Color LaserJet Enterprise M555dn
HP LaserJet 3392 All-in-One Series PrinterHP Color LaserJet Enterprise M555x
HP LaserJet 4200 Series PrinterHP Color LaserJet Enterprise M651 Series Printer
HP LaserJet 4250 Printer SeriesHP Color LaserJet Enterprise M652
HP LaserJet 4350 Printer SeriesHP Color LaserJet Enterprise M652 Series Printer
HP LaserJet 9000 Printer SeriesHP Color LaserJet Enterprise M653
HP LaserJet 9040 Multifunction Printer SeriesHP Color LaserJet Enterprise M653 Series Printer
HP LaserJet 9040 Printer SeriesHP Color LaserJet Enterprise M751
HP LaserJet 9050 Multifunction Printer SeriesHP Color LaserJet Enterprise M856dn
HP LaserJet 9050 Printer SeriesHP Color LaserJet Enterprise MFP M577 Series
HP LaserJet Enterprise 600 M4555 MFP Series PrinterHP Color LaserJet Enterprise MFP M578dn
HP LaserJet Enterprise 600 M601 Series PrinterHP Color LaserJet Enterprise MFP M680 Series
HP LaserJet Enterprise 600 M602HP Color LaserJet Enterprise MFP M681
HP LaserJet Enterprise 600 M602 Series PrinterHP Color LaserJet Enterprise MFP M681 Series Printer
HP LaserJet Enterprise 600 M603HP Color LaserJet Enterprise MFP M682
HP LaserJet Enterprise 600 M603 Series PrinterHP Color LaserJet Enterprise MFP M682 Series Printer
HP LaserJet Enterprise flow MFP M830 SeriesHP Color LaserJet Pro M252 Series
HP LaserJet Enterprise M4555 MFPHP Color LaserJet Pro M254 Series
HP LaserJet Enterprise M507HP Color LaserJet Pro M452 Series
HP LaserJet Enterprise M605 Series PrinterHP Color LaserJet Pro M454 Series Printer
HP LaserJet Enterprise M606 Series PrinterHP Color LaserJet Pro M479 Series Printer
HP LaserJet Enterprise M608HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M277 Series
HP LaserJet Enterprise M609HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M280 Series
HP LaserJet Enterprise M611dnHP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M281 Series
HP LaserJet Enterprise M612dnHP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M377
HP LaserJet Enterprise M635fhtHP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M476 Series
HP LaserJet Enterprise M635hHP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477
HP LaserJet Enterprise M635zHP Colour LaserJet Pro MFP M283fdw
HP LaserJet Enterprise M636fhHP LaserJet Enterprise 500 Color M551 Series
HP LaserJet Enterprise M636zHP LaserJet Pro 200 color MFP M276 Series Printer
HP LaserJet Enterprise M806 Series Printer SeriesHP LaserJet Pro 200 color Printer M251 Series Printer
HP LaserJet Enterprise MFP M527 Series PrinterHP LaserJet Pro 300 color MFP M375 Series
HP LaserJet Enterprise MFP M630 Series PrinterHP LaserJet Pro 300 color MFP M475 Series
HP LaserJet Enterprise MFP M631 SeriesHP LaserJet Pro 300 color Printer M351 Series
HP LaserJet Enterprise MFP M632 SeriesHP LaserJet Pro 300 color Printer M451 Series
HP LaserJet Enterprise MFP M712 SeriesHP LaserJet Pro 500 color MFP M570
HP LaserJet Enterprise MFP M725 SeriesHP LaserJet Pro 500 color MFP M575
HP LaserJet Enterprise P3015 Series Printer
HP LaserJet M2727 Series Multifunction Printer
HP LaserJet MFP M436 Series Printer
HP LaserJet MFP M438n
HP LaserJet MFP M442dn
HP LaserJet MFP M443nda
HP LaserJet P2014
HP LaserJet P2015 Series
HP LaserJet P2035 Printer
HP LaserJet P2055 Printer
HP LaserJet Pro 400 M401 Series Printer
HP LaserJet Pro 400 MFP M425 Series Printer
HP LaserJet Pro M201 Series Printer
HP LaserJet Pro M203 Series Printer
HP LaserJet Pro M402 Series Printer
HP LaserJet Pro M404 Series Printer
HP LaserJet Pro M501 Series Printer.
HP LaserJet Pro M506 Series Printer.
HP LaserJet Pro MFP M125 Series Printer
HP LaserJet Pro MFP M127 Series Printer
HP LaserJet Pro MFP M225 Series Printer
HP LaserJet Pro MFP M227 Series Printer
HP LaserJet Pro MFP M426 Series Printer

Not All High Yield Cartridges Offer The Same Savings

Secondly, not all high-yield toners offer the same savings.

In fact, in one case we even discovered that the high yield toner was slightly more expensive than the standard size cartridge.

Of the 41 high yield toner cartridges available on the market, we've clearly marked this fishy suspect in the list below.

As for the rest, here follows the only way to truly save money on toner without compromising on quality.

12% Savings - Q5942X

Q5942X

The Q5942X can be used in these HP Printers

HP Laserjet 4250

HP Laserjet 4250

Hp Laserjet 4350

HP Laserjet 4350

12% Savings - Q5942X

The Q5942X can be used in these HP Printers

Q5942X
HP Laserjet 4250

HP Laserjet 4250

Hp Laserjet 4350

HP Laserjet 4350

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