Does Compatible Toner Damage My Printer? What You Need to Know

When it comes time to change the toner in your printer, take a second to consider some of the options that are available. Specifically, we want to focus on compatible toner and its many benefits. But before we can dive into the specifics of compatible toner, let’s do a quick crash course on some of the other available toner types.

Toner Options that are Available

As mentioned above, there are a few different toner options that you can consider for your printer. Here’s a quick overview of these toners and what they can bring to the table.

OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) Toner

These are the toner cartridges that are made by the manufacturer of your printing device. In other words, this is the toner that came with your machine on day one. In general, OEM toners are a bit more expensive than some of the other types of toners; however, you are less likely to have toner malfunctions with your printer when you use OEM toners.

Remanufactured Toner

These toners are made up of some pre-used parts that went through a recycling process to be resold and reused. If your company is looking for new ways to make your business more environmentally-friendly, remanufactured toner is a great option. These toner cartridges are much more affordable in comparison to OEM toner; however, quality control can be an issue from time to time if you do not purchase these through a trusted office solutions organization, such as Monster Technology.

Compatible Toner

Finally, we get to compatible toner. If you are looking for the most economical option available that can function just as well as OEM toner, then this is your choice. And let’s face it – small-to-midsized businesses (SMBs) are always on the lookout for ways to save money. Here’s how it works: compatible toner cartridges are imported from overseas. They are aftermarket toners that are created from all new parts by independent companies that are unaffiliated with the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM).

Although international ink manufacturers are not held to some of the same quality standards as those in companies within the U.S, working with a reputable partner will help solve this problem. Monster Technology enforces strict quality control standards and accountability on international vendors to make sure all compatible toner cartridges are up to par. And here’s the answer to the headline of this article: No. Compatible toner will not harm your printer, as long as you work with a reputable partner like Monster Technology. In the end, you get a high-quality toner at the most affordable price available.

For more information on some of the different types of toners that are available, contact us at Monster Technology.  You also can visit our online store to browse through our available toner options, as well as office equipment, and business technology.