In the drive for cost savings, many businesses are actually making their operations less efficient. Many users see toner replacement as a significant cost, but looking for the cheapest option upfront often means paying more in the long term, over both the life of the toner and the printer itself.
Customers often overlook the importance of using genuine toners, assuming that “it’s just ink in a plastic case.” However, using a non-genuine toner is akin to using poorly performing motor oil in a car. Whilst there may be a cost-saving up front, toner cartridges are more complex than most people think, and using non-genuine toner can mean sacrificing some of the components essential to optimising performance over a long service life.
You Still Can Choose
Customers have several purchase options: genuine toners designed and manufactured specifically for the printer they are intended for. On the other end of the spectrum are non-genuine toners, which can come in one of three forms:compatible, remanufactured and counterfeit. Genuine toners are unique in using completely new components, being guaranteed for specific printers and offering guaranteed page yield.
The risks of purchasing non-genuine toner include leaks, which can be costly in terms of having to replace the cartridge early and damaging the printer, leading to costly repairs or even replacement. Moreover, poor image quality is symptomatic of non-genuine toner: toner adhesion is inferior and smudges are commonplace.
Using a genuine toner alleviates these risks. Genuine toners are designed and built for peace of mind, complying with relevant regulatory and safety procedures and undergoing stringent quality control processes and testing. With state-of-the-art facilities and best practice processes, buying from the manufacturer will ensure the final product is a truly quality construction.
Putting Results before Risk
Just by using genuine toner, users can expect to see an increase of up to 6,800% page yield on printing, compared to using what may seem to be a “bargain” non-genuine toner, according to BLI test conducted in 2014.* That’s because, built under strict quality control standards, genuine toner is guaranteed to have a toner cartridges filled to capacity with chemical formulation optimised to each printer model: features that cannot be claimed by using generic toner.
Considered over the life of the cartridge, Samsung estimates that genuine toner actually saves up to 40% cost when compared to a non-genuine alternative.** This saving takes into account hidden costs such as low print yields, additional service costs and premature purchase of new toner.
With the proliferation of laser printers, the toner becomes more important than ever. Laser printers are highly sophisticated devices, and their subsystems need to work seamlessly. The toner cartridge is at the heart of this system, if it leaks or fails, the entire printer can be impacted.
Samsung’s Genuine Solutions
Samsung uses polymerized toner to ensure the crispest, sharpest images and brightest colour. The toner itself is housed in precision-engineered and quality built cartridges to prevent smudges, leaks and uneven fill. Samsung toner solutions represent only the highest standards: components are never reused and the toner is guaranteed to perform.
Although Samsung’s solutions may have a slightly higher upfront cost, as discussed – the toner saves the user money over its whole lifecycle, with guaranteed performance and pages. With completely brand new parts that are designed to work seamlessly, users can be certain of the highest quality outputs. What’s more, at the end of the product lifecycle, Samsung offers a free recycling programme – with up to 90% of the cartridge recycled. ***
So, where will your cost savings come from?