4 Printer Cartridge Buying Mistakes

4 Printer Cartridge Buying Mistakes

Posted by Adrian Rigby on

It is not uncommon for people to make a mistake when buying printer cartridges for their printer. Unfortunately, these mistakes can be costly - you could waste money, time, and business, or you could even damage your printer.

It is important to take some time to learn about your printer and the cartridges it uses. Here, we cover some of the most common printer cartridge-buying mistakes to help ensure you avoid making them.

Picking the wrong cartridge

Getting the wrong type of cartridge is a common but costly mistake. It can be frustrating to buy a cartridge and find that the one in the package is nothing like the one in your printer. By the time you have opened it and realised, you are likely to be able to return it.

The best way of knowing which cartridge your printer needs is to look at the ones that are already in there. There should be a code on them to tell you what type of cartridge it is. Most cartridge providers also have a feature on their website that allows you to search by printer.

Not knowing your printer type

Before buying cartridges, you need to know whether your printer needs toner or ink cartridges. Laser printers use toner whereas inkjet printers use ink. If you have an inkjet printer then you will also need to determine whether or not you need pigment-based ink or dye-based ink.

Printer users often have issues setting up and using their printers due to not reading the instruction manual. Manuals nowadays are typically not complicated and are well worth reading before buying, installing, or replacing cartridges to reduce the chance of making a mistake. If you have misplaced your manual, head online as there are often copies you can read there.

Not getting high-yield cartridges

Many cartridges come in standard capacity and high yield or XL capacity. The cartridges are the same size so will still fit in your printer but have a higher yield and are typically better value for money as they will last longer.

Find out more about the differences between regular cartridges and higher-yield cartridges, and the advantages of high-yield cartridges here.

Paying too much

Many people buy cartridges directly from their printer manufacturer as they believe this is the only way to get genuine cartridges that will work but that is not the case. It is worth looking at alternative suppliers to get a better price for the same high-quality product.

Here at A B Cartridges, we offer a wide range of regular and XL cartridges that are quality tested and come with a 100% no-quibble guarantee for added peace of mind.

To ensure you do not make any of these mistakes when buying printer cartridges, get in touch with A B Cartridges on 01522 683460, or email us at admin@abcartridges.co.uk.

Our team of experts will be happy to help you to identify the correct type of cartridge for your printer and to select the best cartridges for your printing needs.

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