Laser printers used to be expensive. A colour laser printer went for around $500 - $1000, approximately 5 or 6 years ago. Today, they are much more affordable ranging from $200 - $500 for quality laser multi-function printers.
What is the difference between laser and ink? Laser technology is a powder, so it never dries out like an ink cartridge does. The toner transfers from the toner cartridge to a drum/film and is applied to the paper, in simplified terms. With ink, the cartridge transfers the ink to the print head and it prints the desired colours. Ink dries out over time, and is very costly compared to laser technology. The print cost per page with toner is much lower than ink.
What about refilling cartridges? Refilling ink cartridges or even toner cartridges is a cost-effective way to manage ink costs. However, this technology is very messy, because the toners and ink cartridges are often not sealed properly; causing damage to the print head or to the drum/film that applies the ink in a laser printer. Schneider's always recommends 100% genuine cartridges; however, there is an alternative.
What alternatives are there to genuine inks/toners? Ko-Rec-Type manufactures brand new cartridges for Brother and other companies who do not have trademarks on their inks and toners. Ko-Rec-Type also professionally re-manufactures cartridges (for companies that do have trademarks) sealing them properly, so that they can be re-used just like a new cartridge. These inks and toners are a lot more cost effective, and work just as well as the genuine brands. Ko-Rec-Type is so confident in their product, that they give a 100% satisfaction guarantee that you will get a new cartridge, or they will fix the printer if there are any issues. Now that's a guarantee worth thinking about. Schneider's now carries the complete Ko-Rec-Type line-up as well as popular genuine cartridges and toners. Come and see what your cost savings could be!
Conclusions Laser technology is a lot more affordable in today's society. Instead of buying tons of ink cartridges with a per page cost of $0.25 - $0.50 per page, why not look into toner with costs of as low as $0.01 - $0.03 per page.
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