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5 Things you need to know before buying ink cartridges

Published on 01 May 13
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Looking for Canon printer toner cartridges, HP laser toner cartridges or Brother Ink cartridges? Whatever the brand of cartridges that you want to buy, there are some things that you need to keep in mind, before you buy them. This will help you choose the right cartridge for your needs and requirements.

Letâs take a look at five of these things:

1. Make sure your ink cartridge is actually out of ink

Before you actually get started on the buying process, make sure that your cartridge is actually out of ink. Sometimes, the ink dries up or the nozzle gets clogged. So check whether this has happened before you decide to purchase a new cartridge.

2. Make sure they are compatible

There are plenty of people who buy an ink cartridge and when they actually try to use it, they find that the cartridge is incompatible with their printer. Now, this isnât a problem limited to compatible or remanufactured cartridges. Even those people buying original cartridges face this problem sometimes.
So, before you buy a cartridge, make sure that it will work on your printer. Note down your printer model and only then begin your search for a cartridge. If you doubt the compatibility of your cartridge with your printer, donât buy it, look for some other cartridge instead.

3. Donât just focus on the price

Some people make the mistake of only focusing on the price factor, while buying cartridges. This is a cardinal mistake as buying cheap cartridges will mean substandard print quality and lead to escalating printing costs, due to various reasons. So, focus on the price of the cartridge and look for cost effective options, not necessarily dirt cheap options; but while doing so, also give importance to the quality of the cartridge.

4. Donât buy expired cartridges

There are sellers who arenât above selling cartridges well past their expiry date to unsuspecting customers. The sell by date of the cartridge is mentioned on the cartridge cover, so make sure to take a look at it, before you purchase it.

5. Reputed Sellers

You will be hard-pressed to make the right choice in terms of the seller. There is a problem of plenty, but itâs important that you pick the right seller. One of the easier ways of doing this is by getting reference from friends, family or colleagues. Ask around about the reputed sellers on the market and buy from them only.

End Words

Before you buy a printer ink cartridge, be prepared with all the information about the cartridge that you want to buy, as in whether you want to buy original, compatible or remanufactured cartridges, the price range, and the features you want. This will help you streamline your process of purchase and help you make a clear and informed decision regarding the printer ink cartridge that you finally decide to buy.




























Looking for Canon printer toner cartridges, HP laser toner cartridges or Brother Ink cartridges? Whatever the brand of cartridges that you want to buy, there are some things that you need to keep in mind, before you buy them. This will help you choose the right cartridge for your needs and requirements.

Letâs take a look at five of these things:

1. Make sure your ink cartridge is actually out of ink

Before you actually get started on the buying process, make sure that your cartridge is actually out of ink. Sometimes, the ink dries up or the nozzle gets clogged. So check whether this has happened before you decide to purchase a new cartridge.

2. Make sure they are compatible

There are plenty of people who buy an ink cartridge and when they actually try to use it, they find that the cartridge is incompatible with their printer. Now, this isnât a problem limited to compatible or remanufactured cartridges. Even those people buying original cartridges face this problem sometimes.
So, before you buy a cartridge, make sure that it will work on your printer. Note down your printer model and only then begin your search for a cartridge. If you doubt the compatibility of your cartridge with your printer, donât buy it, look for some other cartridge instead.

3. Donât just focus on the price

Some people make the mistake of only focusing on the price factor, while buying cartridges. This is a cardinal mistake as buying cheap cartridges will mean substandard print quality and lead to escalating printing costs, due to various reasons. So, focus on the price of the cartridge and look for cost effective options, not necessarily dirt cheap options; but while doing so, also give importance to the quality of the cartridge.

4. Donât buy expired cartridges

There are sellers who arenât above selling cartridges well past their expiry date to unsuspecting customers. The sell by date of the cartridge is mentioned on the cartridge cover, so make sure to take a look at it, before you purchase it.

5. Reputed Sellers

You will be hard-pressed to make the right choice in terms of the seller. There is a problem of plenty, but itâs important that you pick the right seller. One of the easier ways of doing this is by getting reference from friends, family or colleagues. Ask around about the reputed sellers on the market and buy from them only.

End Words

Before you buy a printer ink cartridge, be prepared with all the information about the cartridge that you want to buy, as in whether you want to buy original, compatible or remanufactured cartridges, the price range, and the features you want. This will help you streamline your process of purchase and help you make a clear and informed decision regarding the printer ink cartridge that you finally decide to buy.

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  1. 25 May 13
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    Its a great information for the buyres. Now the buyers will be more conscious while buying cartridges.Please share some information about Hp Ink Cartridge .

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