Ink and Toner Cartridges

The Printer Repair Group has partnered with reputable small businesses throughout the US to offer the best selection and prices on ink and toner cartridges. Each location is independently owned and operated by small business owners in your community! So if you are a business looking for lower-priced ink and toner or just looking for ways to support your local community, contact your local Printer Repair Group partner today!

Buy Ink and Toner Cartridges from a Small Locally Owned Business

We believe the best option for buying ink and toner is to go through a reputable local supplier with certified printer repair techs. Whether you choose a local Printer Repair Group partner or another company, we cannot stress this enough! Buy local and buy from a company that provides on-site printer repairs. First off, they can sell name-brand ink and toner cartridges for your printer. Secondly, if you are interested in lower-cost remanufactured ink and toner, they can recommend high-quality, reliable alternatives to name-brand cartridges. Furthermore, if you ever have an issue with a toner cartridge or the printer, a local printer repair company can resolve the issue with both the cartridge and the printer.

Buy Toner Cartridges Locally

Support Small Local Business

  • Local businesses are the heartbeat of our communities. Communities thrive when consumers support the small local businesses in the area. In contrast, communities where large chains of shops exceed the number of independently run small businesses become less personal and homogenized, with less product diversity.
  • Small local businesses are the largest employers nationally. Did you know that small local businesses create two out of every three jobs and account for 52% of the national workforce?
  • When we spend locally, those dollars can, in turn, be re-spent locally, raising the overall level of economic activity, paying more salaries, and building the local tax base. A study in Grand Rapids, MI, estimates that for every $100 spent with a local small business, $73 remains in the local economy. The dollars that remain in the local community go towards wages, charitable donations, taxes that fund city services, and purchases of goods and services from other local businesses.
  • 91% of local business owners contribute to their community through schools, non-profits and community groups by volunteering and making donations. Local business owners invest in the community and have a vested interest in the community’s future.
  • A marketplace built from thriving small local businesses ensures innovation and lower prices over the long term. When small businesses select products based on the need of their local customers instead of a national sales plan, it guarantees a wide range of choices and competitive pricing.
Toner Cartridges from Amazon

Buying Toner Cartridges from Amazon

Let’s face it; everyone loves the convenience of buying from Amazon! They sell everything, make it easy to purchase and offer fast delivery. In most cases, this makes Amazon the best place to purchase the items you need. But, unfortunately, Amazon and other online marketplaces fall short when it comes to selling ink and toner cartridges. Sure, you can find ink or toner cartridges that fit your printer, but that’s just the beginning.

The problem is quality control! Since the beginning of printers, companies have tried to figure out how to remanufacture name-brand ink and toner cartridges. Furthermore, some of these companies are cutting every corner possible to deliver the cheapest toner while profiting from uninformed consumers.

Over time, the remanufacturing process of ink and toner cartridges has improved. But, unfortunately, there isn’t a standard process that ensures high-quality ink and toner cartridges from all companies. While some companies are doing complete rebuilds with brand new parts, others are still doing the drill and fill method, which reuses every part in the original toner cartridge. This inconsistency in standards makes it almost impossible to choose the best ink or toner for your printers.

The lack of quality control brings us to the next issue with buying from Amazon and other online marketplaces. So what happens when you purchase a toner cartridge of lesser quality? You open the box; you put the toner cartridge in your printer, and the next thing you know, your print jobs come out with specs of toner, lines or other image defects. At this point, the cheap knock-off toner cartridge has likely leaked in your printer! What can you do? Ask for a replacement? Leave a negative review? Sure, you can do either of those things, but that doesn’t fix your issue. Now you need to call a local printer repair company to come and remove the loose toner from your printer. This cheap knock-off toner has now cost you lost time, headaches and the cost of hiring a printer repair company.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have questions about toner cartridges? Here are some commonly asked questions and answers about toner cartridges. If you don’t see the answer to your question, click here to connect with The Printer Repair Group partner near you.

If you are like most consumers, when it’s time to replace your toner, you look up the printer and find the lowest cost toner cartridge that fits the printer. Unfortunately, if you buy toner like this, you are likely paying too much! Did you know that most printer manufacturers make multiple toner cartridges that fit your printer? There is a low-yield and high-yield toner cartridge for your printer in most cases. At face value, the low-yield toner cartridge is cheaper. However, if you do the math, you will find that the high-yield toner is the better deal, and the cost per page printed is much less.

HP CF230A – $66.99 (1,600 pages per cartridge) = $0.0418 per page printed
HP CF230X – $100.99 (3,500 pages per cartridge) = $0.0288 per page printed

*If you purchase the low-yield toner, you pay $0.013 more per page than the high-yield version.

Buying your printer supplies from a company that repairs printers is a great way to ensure that your printers always work! Whether you are buying OEM toner cartridges or compatible, there is always a chance that the printer or toner cartridge may have a problem. If you purchase your printer supplies from a reputable printer repair company, they will stand behind the cartridges you buy and support the printer when there are problems. So save yourself from headaches and buy toner from a printer repair company!
Expect problems when buying toner cartridges from online marketplaces! Sure, you may get a toner cartridge that works the first time you order, but eventually, one will fail and damage your printer. The problem is that there is no way to know what you are buying. Are you buying an OEM toner cartridge, a counterfeit knock-off of an OEM toner cartridge, a fully rebuilt remanufactured toner cartridge or a cheap drill and fill compatible toner cartridge? Unfortunately, you don’t know when you buy ink and toner from an online marketplace. On the other hand, you can remove the mystery and buy toner cartridges with confidence when you buy from a local small business.
Don’t get sucked into buying toner cartridges with prices that are too good to be true. There are dozens of ways cartridge manufacturers cut costs. Some do partial rebuilds; some skip the rebuild process altogether.

Warning, significant risks come with cheap toner cartridges! While everyone loves a great price, cheap toner cartridges can ruin your printer. Repairing or replacing your printer will always cost more than what you saved by buying the cheapest toner cartridge available. There is always a reason that one toner costs less than the others!

OEM stands for Original Equipment Manufacturer. When used to describe an ink or toner cartridge, it means a toner cartridge manufactured by the printer manufacturer. For example, an OEM cartridge for an HP printer is a cartridge that HP manufactured.
Remanufactured or compatible cartridges refer to cartridges manufactured by an alternate manufacturer than that of the printer. There are different levels of compatible or remanufactured cartridges. For example, some manufacturers replace the drum, cleaning blades and other vital parts to produce a reliable, low-cost alternative to OEM toner cartridges. In contrast, others are only concerned with selling a cheap cartridge and making more profit, so they drill a hole in it and refill the toner. Therefore, it is vital to understand the remanufacturing process when choosing a remanufactured toner cartridge. While high-quality remanufactured toner cartridges can reduce your costs, poorly remanufactured toner cartridges can damage your printer.
As mentioned above, “drill and fill” is when a cartridge remanufacturer takes a used or empty toner cartridge, drills a hole in it, and fills it with more toner powder. You should avoid “drill and fill” toner cartridges at all costs! Drill and fill toner cartridges are known to leak and damage printers.
MICR stands for Magnetic Ink Character Recognition. MICR toner cartridges are a type of cartridge that banks use for processing checks. Unlike standard laser printer cartridges, MICR toner uses toner explicitly designed for check printing. Banks print routing numbers, account numbers and the check number with MICR toner. This information is known as the “MICR line.” Banks use MICR toner combined with a specialized MICR font (E-13B) to prevent fraud when processing checks.

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