A printer owner has the choice to buy a recycled or remanufactured cartridge instead of buying a new one for his printer. Remanufactured cartridges are those which have been reassembled with parts that are already in production and refilled with a new ink.
Many people believe that buying them comes with a big risk as they are not of the same quality as the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) printers. To this day, there are a lot of false information about remanufactured cartridges that consumers must know.
Using a remanufactured cartridge can invalidate your printer’s warranty.
Before you buy a printer, consider doing an in-depth research. Otherwise, you may make a decision that can lead to unneeded expenses, hampered productivity, and frustration. Many people prefer buying those that use HP 61XL Black Cartridges. Other factors you will need to think of when choosing a printer are discussed below.
The functions you require
It is important to find out what your needs are before you buy a printer. This will help you know whether you need an all-in-one printer where you can just fax, print, scan, and photocopy or just a photocopier and a printer. For instance, there is no need of buying a printer/scanner if you already have a scanner.
An inkjet printer recreates a digital image by spraying ink onto a paper. Laser printing is a type of electrostatic digital printing process. During the printing process, a laser beam is passed forth and backed over a negatively charged cylinder known as drum, hence defining the negatively charged image. Laser printers use toner cartridges such as Brother HL-2240 Toner and a heated fuser.
Initial and ongoing costs
The initial cost of both inkjet printers and laser printers is almost the same. Both can print, scan images, as well as photocopy. Most laser printers produce black-and-white documents. On the other hand, most inkjet printers can print colored pages.