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The Top 3 Benefits of OEM Print Supplies

Fri Jan 17, 2020 | Lasers Resource

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You need more toner for your office copiers. Typically, you buy the same brand of toner as your device (because, that seems to make sense, right?) but you’ve always been a little curious and interested to know if you should save the money and buy a compatible supply instead. 

You shouldn’t. Here’s why.

What is OEM? An Original Equipment Manufacturer refers to brands like HP and Canon, who build the devices that you are using, as well as the genuine ink and toner cartridges that go with them. The other off-brand supplies, known as “compatibles” are made by third-party manufacturers—they use recycled parts and their toner can be used in a variety of different devices (think: one size fits all...but also keep in mind, you get what you pay for). We want you to be able to make an informed decision the next time you are in the market for some more toner, so, here’s why we recommend OEM supplies first.

1. Quality

You can’t beat the value of an OEM—these are the people who did the research and built your device. The toner cartridges and devices are specifically designed to work as a system. Furthermore, these big-brand names have spent years perfecting the unparalleled quality and consistency of their print performance. These teams develop perfect toner particles with the optimal size, perfect roundness and the correct melting point to get pinpoint precision, resulting in outstanding consistency and reliability. It’s no mystery why you just simply don’t get the same high-quality prints with a compatible toner supply.   

2. Health of Your Devices

Believe it or not, the type of toner that you choose can have an impact on your employees’ productivity levels. They may be printing less often than they used to, but they still require (and deserve) printers that work, so that when they do need to print, it’s quick and easy. With OEM supplies, your devices will last longer and work much more smoothly. 

Compatible supplies can affect your devices in a number of ways. First of all, if the toner ends are not attached correctly, they can break, which results in having toner leak into the machine. When dealing with OEM supplies, you will not encounter “problem cartridges”, or build-ups in your printer or copier, so you will have fewer service issues to deal with in the long run. 

3. Return on Investment

OEM supplies give you a higher ROI. Not only do they provide the best overall value, but they provide you with toner that is good for your device (toner that was made to match perfectly)...and, you can’t really ask for much more than that. It’s worth spending a little extra money on your supplies so that your devices (which are the much more expensive item here by the way), last.

Interested in learning more? Check out this resource from HP on "The Truth About Clone Cartridges", or, our blog on the dangers that off-brand clone toner cartridges can bring.

If you’re looking to buy some OEM toner, try our ink and toner search—you can find your supply within seconds. 


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