Printer toner is a powder used in place of ink in a laser printer. It consists of positively- and negatively charged particles, which control the color and intensity of the marks made on the paper. It comes in a cartridge that designed to fit into a standard printer. It makes a longer-lasting impression on paper compared to liquid ink cartridges, especially with the help of a fuser. It is available in black and color.
Types of Printer Toners
Kinds of Printer Toners include the following:
Original equipment manufacturer (OEM) printer toner cartridge
OEM printer toner is produced by the manufacturer of the printer it comes with. It can only be used with a printer of the same brand and model. It provides excellent printing quality and performance, but it is generally more expensive than other toner types.
Remanufactured printer toner cartridge
Remanufactured printer toner is the original cartridge that has been refilled after being fully serviced. Its quality, performance, and reliability are almost the same as in an OEM printer toner. It is slightly cheaper than an OEM toner. Compatible printer toner cartridge
A compatible printer toner is made from the used parts of an OEM cartridge. It is designed to be compatible with specific printer brands. It is usually tested for compatibility prior to selling to ensure good performance.
Choosing Printer Toners (Buying tips)
Compatibility: Choose a printer toner cartridge compatible with your printer brand and model. A list of compatible models is usually indicated on the package.
Quality: If you do not mind the cost, choose an OEM printer toner because it provides the best printing quality for your printer brand and model.