Your printer is an investment, one that costs a lot of money, so it's important that you make sure it's properly looked after by choosing the right ink cartridges for your printer. This is actually a lot harder than you might first think because not only do you have to pick out cartridges that are right for your printer’s make and model but you also have to make sure that you're not accidentally using fake ink cartridges.

Here at Toner One, we’ve seen the impact of these unauthorised cartridges. As a trusted source of high quality, legitimate ink cartridges, we can promise you that the ink we offer you is the right materia for your printer. Don’t be sucked in by prices that are just too good to be true, because these remanufactured fakes come with a number of dangers that you shouldn't overlook. We are exploring some of these dangers below.

They Can’t be Recycled

One of the benefits of working with reputable brands is that they offer a service free collection and recycling of empty cartridges. This is so important because plastic ink cartridges can do a lot of damage if they're sent to a landfill. Unfortunately, when you choose to use fake ink cartridges there's no such recycling service which means that more plastic will end up being thrown away. This is less than ideal, especially as the consequences of these cartridges being left to degrade over time is not known. Choosing to buy from a reputable source like Toner One can help to avoid picking out these cartridges, and fight back against the impact of plastic pollution. 

They Could Harm your Printer

Fake ink cartridges can cause all sorts of issues within your printer including toner leaks and clogs. This is because the ink inside the cartridges are of a significantly lower quality and are not designed specifically for your printer. This means that over time they will cause damage to your printer which could be incredibly costly to repair. Though fake ink cartridges might be cheaper than their legitimate counterparts, in the long run, you'll save no money at all because you'll eventually need to repair your current printer or purchase a new one. 

The Quality of your Printing is Poor

You have a printer because you want to print high-quality images and documents from the comfort of your own home. This is a convenient and useful part of modern technology but the last thing that you want is for the quality of your prints to be poor. This is another danger of using fake ink cartridges, which can suffer from discolouration and smudging because of poor quality ink. If you're looking for accurate colour representation and consistent ink distribution on every page that you print, then you'll need to get the genuine article. This is particularly important if your job relies on high-quality printing.

They Can be Bad for your Health

An important but often overlooked reason to avoid fake ink cartridges is definitely that they are bad for your health. Some imitation ink includes harmful substances, like styrene, ink particles and total volatile organic compounds. This is highly toxic and can be known to cause illness. 

If you want to make sure that both you and your printer are being well looked after, then you need to buy your ink from a genuine, reliable source. Here at Toner One, we're committed to being that source, so if you would like to find out more about our ink cartridges, then get in touch with our team on 01462 233669 today.