Every business owner knows that printing tends to be one of the more expensive aspects of running an efficient and productive office space. Hundreds—sometime even thousands—of documents and other pieces are printed every day in many businesses. The truth is that all of this printing is not free, even when the printer is your own, in-house device. The total cost of ownership (TCO) of your fleet includes more than machines. Instead, consumables like toner, belts, drum kits, and more are required to maintain your fleet over the lifecycle of your machines. One way businesses can save on the TCO of their devices is by changing from brand name printer toner to compatible toner.

Businesses can choose from OEM (or brand name) toner cartridges, compatible toner cartridges, and remanufactured toner cartridges to make their printer run. OEM cartridges—those created by the same manufacturer that made the printer—are a reliable choice. However, while the quality will be good, the price will be much more expensive than other options. Think of compatible toner cartridges as a generic product; they are designed, manufactured, and tested by a company to work in a printer sold by another manufacturer. Finally, remanufactured cartridges are recycled and refilled OEM cartridges that typically come with a quality assurance guarantee.

Of the three, the option becoming increasingly popular with budget-conscious companies is that of compatible toners. Compatible toner ensures that businesses save money without sacrificing quality. These consumables are produced by third-party companies as brand new products and are designed using the  same standards put forth by their OEM counterparts to guarantee quality. Compatible toner is available for even the most obscure OEM brands, providing an alternative option for all of your office imaging equipment regardless of its manufacturer.

When it comes to a company’s efficiency, finding the right tools to make the business flourish is essential. Deciding on the right toner may seem like a complicated decision, but the decision becomes clear once the difference between your choices is outlined. Compatible toner cartridges are a great way for budget-conscious organizations to reduce their printing expenses without decreasing the quality of their printed materials. To learn more about the products that will make your office equipment function at peak performance, contact Golden Gate Office Solutions today.