OEM vs Compatible Toner
The cost of printing is expensive and comprises a significant part of office expense. Toner or ink cartridges can take up large amount of monthly budgets and represent a fixed cost that businesses cannot live without. Societies movement to a more digital age has not prevented the need for print, as it remains a vital part of day to day business operations. Unfortunately we cannot avoid these printing cost but we can make efforts to reduce them. Today, compatible printer ink cartridges and toners are so advanced that the only difference most people will notice is the money you can save. This guide will cover everything you need to know so you can make an informed choice: saving money while keeping quality high. We will take a look at the differences between OEM vs Compatible Toners and see what are the differences, which is better and which is more economical.
An OEM Cartridge is made by the Original Equipment Manufacturer, in other words, the company that made your printer also made the cartridge. For example, if you own a HP printer, then HP is the maker of OEM cartridges for your device. Manufacturing companies provide OEM toners at inflated prices as they are designed to be essential component, the only cartridge that can be used with their machines. This is because well-known brands have substantial overheads, such as marketing and branding, they have to pass onto the customer
Certified component manufactures however have managed to produce alternative cartridges to work in these machines at a fraction of the cost. A compatible toner cartridge on the other hand is a generic cartridge made by a third-party manufacturer from parts compatible with your printer. They are developed with the intention of being a more economical option to the OEM toners. They are often up to 60% cheaper with higher page yields. New compatible cartridges are much less expensive but work just as well as their counterpart OEM cartridges.
Dyanmo Compatibles are our brand of compatible toner here at Cost Per Copy. These toners are produced by an ISO-9001 certified manufacturer meaning it is of the highest quality standards. Each Dynamo product comes with a 2 year warranty and we stand by the guarantee that they work adequately meaning we will replace/refund any defective cartridges. They are regularly 40-50% cheaper than the OEM cartridges and can be provided with next-day-delivery.
So why are people still buying genuine cartridges and toners? One of the main reasons is perception. People often perceive own brand as better quality but it isn’t true. Results show compatible cartridges often have the same printing quality as the genuine cartridges, with compatible cartridges much lower in cost. The quality of your printing does not have to decrease alongside the price. Compatible cartridges are a cost-effective way of fulfilling your printing needs; on average an office worker will print 10,000 pages per year so by switching from genuine to compatible ink and toner cartridges, the savings made can be huge!