Ink and Toner

We stock and supply every cartridge, drum and consumable for domestic and business printing.  Here's our quick lesson on which type of ink or toner will be best for your business.

INKJET

printer inkMost families and small businesses start colour printing with an inkjet printer. This type of printer is usually the cheapest to buy and is good if you produce low volumes of printing eg: Letters, small documents etc.  Ink cartridges usually contain a few millilitres of ink and appear to run out very quickly, especially if you're printing multiple fliers, images or long reports.

 

 

 

High and low-yield (capacity) cartridges

When you buy your inkjet printer, the supplier generally includes half-filled, or low-yield, cartridges. With many printers it's possible to purchase high-yield cartridges (or ink tanks). These high-yield cartridges are always more economical, as the low-yields are usually half the capacity but much more than half the price. Many large stationery suppliers don't stock high-yield cartridges. Why would they when low-yield cartridges mean you come back more often and pay more for your cartridges?

If you rarely print, low-yield cartridges might be a better option and can save you money. The Cartridge Family can help you find the right cartridge for your needs.

Inkjet printer manufacturers often change the design or capacity of cartridges when they introduce new models. Finding the right cartridge for your inkjet printer can sometimes be confusing. Speak to The Cartridge Family and we'll look after you.

If your print output includes high volumes of letters, invoices, fliers, then it maybe more economical to purchase a laser printer:

LASER PRINTERS, TONER and CONSUMABLES

printer tonerLaser printers use a dry substance called toner, and the cartridges that hold toner are much larger than inkjet cartridges and tanks.

Toner is unique to each printer. To ensure that toners are not mixed up, toner cartridges are shaped differently. A manufacturer will sometimes create a number of printers in a range that use the same cartridge, but a new range will usually mean a new type of cartridge. This can cause confusion when your company grows and decides to add new laser printers to their office.

 

High and low-yield (capacity) cartridges

When you buy your laser printer, the supplier generally includes half-filled, or low-yield, cartridges. With many printers it's possible to purchase high-yield cartridges (or ink tanks). These high-yield cartridges are always more economical, as the low-yields are usually half the capacity but much more than half the price. Many of the large stationery suppliers don't stock high-yield cartridges. Why would they when low-yield cartridges mean you come back more often and pay more for your cartridges?

Other consumables

Many colour laser printers have additional consumables that need to be replaced. A maintenance kit, fuser unit and drum unit which are replaced after 5 to 10 toner cartridges can cost many hundreds of dollars.

Since 2000, the experts at The Cartridge Family have guided numerous organisations to the best solution for their printer and consumable needs. Call us for free advice. Even if you're standing in the printer or cartridge aisle and considering your purchase, we'll look after you.

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