People have very different viewpoints about compatible toner cartridges. But some do not know much about compatible cartridges. This is why we decided, after using compatible toner cartridges, for more than 15 years, to correct some information out there that is completely wrong. In this post, we delve at the common myths or misconceptions about compatible laser toner cartridges. So, let us separate facts from fiction.
#1 Myth: All Compatible Toner Cartridges are Cheap Cartridges
One true thing we must highlight here is that compatible toner cartridges are inexpensive. But the argument that their quality is poor is simply a misconception. So what exactly is a compatible toner cartridge? It is a new toner cartridge designed by third party companies. All parts are new. It has the exact toner (ink) for your laser printer. One of the top examples that have cut a name for awesome quality is Brother DCP-L2550DW toner.
To demonstrate their commitment to quality, the compatible toner cartridge manufacturers release them with a 100% money-back guarantee. In the market, the cost of the compatible toner cartridge is about half the price of purchasing new original equipment manufacturer (OEM) toner cartridges.
#2 Myth: Using Compatible Toner Cartridge Voids the Printer Warranty
This assertion is incorrect. Notably, Congress passed a legislation that prohibits manufacturers forcing clients to buy from them or specific dealers certain supplies. If the practice is allowed, it would result in a monopoly. Check below for the “Magnuson-Moss Warranty Improvement Act” that provides you with a guarantee that the provided warranty will not be violated.
United States Code Annotated, Title 15 Commerce and Trade, Chapter 50 Consumer Product Warranties, 15 Section 2302
“(c) No warrantor of a consumer product may condition his written or implied warranty of such product on the consumer’s using, in connection with such product, any article or service (other than article or service provided without charge under the terms of the warranty) which is identified by brand, trade or corporate name; except that the prohibition of this subsection be waived by the commission if:
1) The warrantor satisfies the Commission that the warranted product will function properly only if the article or service so identified is used in connection with the warranted product, and
2) The Commission finds that such a waiver is in the public interest.”
#3 Myth: Using Compatible Toner Cartridges Damages Printer
This is a misconception. The fact is that a toner cartridge cannot damage the laser printer. While it is not entirely impossible, it is very unlikely that a toner cartridge will leak, resulting in streaks on the printed paper. If a leak is noted, you can easily address it by cleaning the toner cartridge. This takes only a few minutes.
For more than 15 years that we have been using compatible toner cartridges, it is only one instance when our expectations were not met. And you know what? We called the company, and they sent a new cartridge in less than 24 hours. This case reinforced an assertion that we had held dearly for years: only purchase toner cartridges from reputable companies.
#4 Myth: You will Get Poor Quality from Compatible Toner Cartridges
When we started using compatible toner cartridges, this myth was so rife. We were also worried if the quality of the print would be good. But wait; the first print was awesome! However, even with the good results, we thought bad quality would follow. We ended up getting more and high-quality pages compared to the original cartridges.
When we did some research, we established that most toners cartridges are not filled with toner when they are purchased. At one point, we bought cartridges that were half empty.
Here, I want to be fair to OEM. When I bought their cartridges, the number of pages I printed matched what was indicated on the label. Therefore, they are not deceptive. The only issue with some is that the cartridges are not full.
#5 Myth: All Compatible Toner Cartridges are the same
The fact is that compatible toner cartridges are not designed similarly. It is because of this notion that you are should only buy toner cartridges from reputable firms. These are companies that subject their toners to quality tests to guarantee users of quantity and quality of the print.
To slash your printing budget with a significant margin and enjoy top-notch print quality, you should look for reputable online toner companies and place an order for the best compatible toner cartridges.