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3 Questions to Ask Before Investing in Toner & Ink Cartridge Supplies April 18, 2019

Charleston, Staten Island
3 Questions to Ask Before Investing in Toner & Ink Cartridge Supplies, Staten Island, New York

Whether you use a printer for professional or personal reasons, the right toner and ink cartridge supplier will help expedite your printing efforts and make it easier to save paper. Use these questions to guide your buying experience so you find a reputable printer and copier store that provides exactly what you need.

What to Ask a Toner & Ink Cartridge Supplier Before You Buy

1. What Types of Ink & Toner Cartridges Do You Sell?

You need to first determine if the types of toner and ink cartridges the supplier sells are the ones you need. For example, individual ink cartridges featuring yellow, cyan, and magenta colors typically include more ink than tri-color versions and are easier to replace when they run out. Toner cartridges, or those featuring fine powders instead of liquid ink for laser printer use, come in traditional and bottle-style options. Traditional toner cartridges include more moving parts and tend to be more expensive, while bottle-style cartridges provide toner to drum and roller units. They typically offer higher yields than traditional options used in MFP and printers.

2. Will Toner or Ink Cartridges Work Best for My Project?

ink cartridgeThe right cartridge for you depends on your project needs. If yours is a high-volume project that requires fast results, a toner cartridge that lasts for a minimum of 2,000 pages is likely best. Ink cartridges usually last for about 500 pages and can stop working prematurely if they become clogged or dry out. However, ink cartridges are less expensive and may be ideal if your project is relatively small or you only need your printer occasionally.

3. Do You Provide Ink Cartridge & Toner Recycling Services?

Inquire about ink cartridge and toner recycling services so you can dispose of these materials responsibly once they are used up. Recycling printer cartridges keeps the metal, plastic, ink, foam, and other materials that make up these devices from stealing valuable space in landfills. Do your part to lower electronic waste levels by ensuring the company you select provides recycling services.


Find quality toner and ink cartridges at Alpha Laser Richmond Corp., the Staten Island printer and copier company serving New York City’s five boroughs as well as Westchester, Long Island, and Central and Northern New Jersey. You can also take advantage of the business’s managed printing services to save money on supplies. Call (718) 317-1263 today to learn more or visit the website for a complete list of services, including printer repair information. Like them on Facebook for the latest tips and updates.

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