You want to get the highest possible return on investment for your office equipment. Those who get the best results know the value of learning all they can about their devices to keep them in top condition.

Your toner is a major player when it comes to getting the most from your printers and copiers. Read below to discover how it works and how to get the best value.

Inkjet or Laser—What’s the Difference?

You probably already know there’s a big difference between printers laser (toner-based) printers and inkjet printers. Here are a few of the basics:

  • Toner cartridges are filled with colored powder that adheres to the page via laser technology.
  • Laser printers generally print faster, can handle high volumes, and usually have a lower cost-per-page than inkjet printers.
  • Laser technology fuses the toner to the page for crisp text and lasting images.
  • Inkjet cartridges are filled with colored liquid in CMYK—cyan, magenta, yellow and key (or black).
  • Inkjet printers are usually the choice of preference for personal use and high-color prints like photographs.

Get the Most from Your Laser Printer

If you’ve invested in a state-of-the-art laser printer, you’ll want to do all you can to get the most from its capabilities.

  1. OEM or Original Equipment Manufacturer is the term used to describe toner manufactured by the same company as your device. Your office equipment provider will let you know the best toner choice for your particular printer or copier.
  2. Your toner cartridges should last a long time. Check with your office equipment vendor to find out how to approach maintenance, cleaning, and replacement.
  3. Engaging a Managed Print Services provider is one of the best ways to get the most from your office equipment. They’ll keep your devices maintained, in top condition, and at the best price.

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