Are you in need of new ink cartridges for your printer, and are stuck choosing between the endless options available? You may have noticed from your research that there are several types of printer ink cartridges to choose from - including genuine, compatible, and remanufactured ink cartridges that you can buy online or in shops. 

It can be super tricky to know which type of cartridges to choose, which is why our team are here to help. Here at Toner One, we want to share with you some of the main reasons to buy genuine ink cartridges over compatibles, and the main differences between the two. 

Toner One is your one-stop-shop for all of your printer consumables, selling 100% genuine, unused and unopened printer ink cartridges, toner and much more from leading industry brands. We are a leading go-to place for printer consumables, providing our customers with excellent high-quality consumables, free UK-tracked delivery, and great affordable prices. 

Genuine vs Compatible Ink Cartridges

If you are searching for new ink cartridges for your Inkjet printer, you may have come across the terms ‘genuine’ and ‘compatible’ when it comes to cartridges. But what are these names and what do they mean? 

Genuine ink cartridges are ink cartridges that are made by the printer manufacturer itself. For example, if you’ve got a HP printer, a genuine printer cartridge would be a HP cartridge. You can verify genuine printer ink cartridges as they will be branded with an OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer). 

A compatible ink cartridge - also sometimes known as an unbranded, or third-party cartridge, is a cartridge that was not made by the original printer manufacturer. Instead, it’s made by a third-party company.

What are the Main Differences?

So what are the main differences between genuine and compatible ink cartridges? One of the main differences between genuine and compatible ink cartridges is their quality. If you want the highest-quality printing results, then you are best to opt for genuine printer cartridges. They will provide you with the highest-quality printing results when compared to non-compatible cartridge printing. 

Additionally, genuine ink cartridges tend to cost more than their compatible alternatives - but for good reason. By using genuine ink cartridges you can be sure that you are using the right ink cartridge for your printer, and that you are following the guidelines set by your manufacturer. You can be sure that your printer cartridges won’t be faulty, and that they won’t cause damage to your printer. 

Should You Buy Genuine?

We always recommend shopping genuine over compatible ink cartridges - to give you peace of mind, to keep your printer functioning fully, and to give you the best printing results possible at the highest quality. If you’d like to shop for genuine - and affordable - ink cartridges for your printer, why not visit our website today?

Shop Genuine Ink Cartridges at Toner One

We hope that this short yet informative post has taught you more about some of the reasons to buy genuine ink cartridges over compatible ones. If you’d like to browse our full range of genuine ink cartridges available here at Toner One, visit our website today and place your order. We stock a wide range of printer ink cartridges that are all genuine original manufacturer cartridges - from leading brands including HP, Brother, Samsung, Canon, Dell, Oki, Xerox and many more. 

All of our ink cartridges are 100% genuine, unused, and unopened and ready to use for all of your printing needs. Our prices here at Toner One are affordable and budget friendly, offering you fantastic value for money for your genuine printer ink cartridges. We offer free tracked delivery to all of our UK customers, with your printer ink cartridges being dispatched within one working day. 

If you need to speak to a member of our team regarding our printer ink cartridges or any of our other consumables - don’t hesitate to contact us today. You can reach us by giving us a call on 01462 544 955, or by sending us an email to We are always happy to help and to answer any questions that you might have. We pride ourselves on our excellent customer service and customer satisfaction, and we are always ready and waiting to help.