Sunday, September 4, 2011

How to Find the Right Dell Toner Cartridge?

By: Vincent Rogers

If you are fortunate enough to purchase a laser printer, you already experience greater printing speed output quality than you would find with an inkjet printer. The reason for this is that toner cartridges rely on a powder-based system rather than the traditional liquid ink found in inkjet printers. Additionally, toners can output more pages before a replacement cartridge needs to be found.

However, once the time does arrive when you do need a replacement, you need to locate the absolute correct toner cartridge for your specific printer, not only one that can handle maximum output of pages printed, but also when used helps to increase the lifespan of your printer. Here are a few tips to employ helping you choose the right toner partridge for your specific needs that include:

- Printer Model Knowledge - There is nothing universal about printers and toner cartridges they use. If you want to make your selection process easier, concentrate on cartridges that actually fit your particular printer model. You need to obtain the exact printer model name and number by either looking at its packing box or consulting the owner manual or checking with the manufacturer's website. Typically, both the owner's manual and website information will indicate the different toner models that will be compatible with your specific model.

- Shop At Reputable Companies And Dealers -When it is time to replace the original toner cartridge that came with your printer when you first bought it, there should be no problem obtaining an identical replacement. However, although you may find an identically built third-party toner cartridge for sale online, it may not be constructed to the same quality as the original that came with your printer. In fact, many third-party dealers offer what appears to be an exceptional bargain purchasing a replacement because the construction is quite poor.

Often, using a poorly constructed or cheaper product can damage your printer. Therefore, the safest bet is for you to do business with someone you can trust, specifically the outlet where you purchased the printer in the first place. They should ensure that you receive the best replacement possible since the original vendor has a vested interest in keeping you as a repeat customer.

- Research Online Companies - Since toner cartridges are more expensive than their inkjet counterparts, you may be tempted to go with the least expensive offering when searching online. Yes, online sources will offer you the best deals possible, but you need to do a little research to make sure that you are conducting business with a reputable source. Look for reviews from actual customers where verifiable contact information is presented for you to check out the company you are examining.

- Choose the Proper Replacement - Many dealers will sell OEM, authentic and completely remanufactured compatible cartridges. Choosing OEM and authentic toner cartridges is the best path to take if you are not limited by your budget. Keep in mind that there's going to be some trade-off in quality when it comes to purchasing third-party compatible toner cartridges such as lower print quality or print speed when it comes to page per minute output. Sometimes there is very little visible loss when your printing needs are restricted to text and graphics printed in black.