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Do You Need a Toner Cartridge or an Ink Cartridge for Your Printer?

Your printer has stopped working and you need to get a new cartridge, but you do not know what to buy. Does it take a toner cartridge or an ink cartridge? You might not have had to think about this before. Is there a difference between toner cartridges and ink cartridges? It can seem a little complicated if you are not familiar with printers and their various components and consumables. If you are not sure, it is best to check the user/owner manual to see whether the printer uses a toner cartridge or ink cartridge. If you buy a toner cartridge when you actually need an ink cartridge, the first tell-tale sign will be that it will not actually fit into the printer.  If you do not have the manual, you can always turn to the internet by searching for the brand and model number of your printer.

Our days at the office and at home seem to be filled with downloading, scanning, printing, emailing, sending, and copying documents. While we live in a digital age, it is an undeniable fact that printed material is still (and probably always will be) a large part of our personal and work lives. The only way to ensure quality and yield and to keep up with the cost, is to buy the right consumables and to ensure that you choose a reliable, affordable supplier to support. That being said, let us talk about buying toner and ink cartridges for your printers…

Ink Cartridges and Toner Cartridges – What is the Difference?

The first thing you need to know is what the difference is between printer ink and toner. Ink is a liquid that contains coloured dyes and pigments. Toner is a fine powder. You can use both toner and ink to print similar documents. The only difference is the way in which the product is applied to the print surface.

Inkjet printers use ink cartridges. These cartridges apply liquid droplets onto the paper through tiny nozzles on the cartridge unit. The software that controls the printer will determine how much ink is applied and how precise the process is.

Laser printers use toner cartridges for printing. Toner is applied to the paper very differently to the way that ink is. It is finely ground powder polyester, which as you know, is much like a plastic material. This means that it must be melted onto the page. Printers that use this kind of printing are known to produce sharp, clear, smudge-free prints.

Buy Cartridges Online

If you are interested in buying cartridges online, Cartridge Hyper is just the place to go. We stock all leading brands of cartridges, including Brother, Canon, Epson, HP, Lexmark, Samsung, and Xerox. While we feature all the leading brands of printer cartridges, we pride ourselves on keeping our prices competitive.

For the convenience of our customers, we provide delivery. In some instances, same day or next-day delivery is possible, but it is best to read our online delivery policy to ensure that we can offer such a service to your area. Alternatively, chat with one of our consultants if you have an urgent order.

To learn more about our product range or to gather some printing advice, contact us via email or telephone today.

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