Common Mistakes in Buying Printer Ink and Toner Cartridges

After looking deep into the bulk buying of ink and toners, here we are again with the Dos and DONT’s of buying printer ink and toner cartridges. The very simple knowledge of buying ink and cartridges are what people overlook; I mean, how important can it be? It is crucial because of the cost of these products and the damage caused to the machine may be irreversible.

You may already have messed up, and you will be smiling at your once upon a time situation, those unaware will want to know; what mistakes are this?

Brushing The Manual Off

Do you want your printer to be your friend? Get to know them! Reading the manual makes you vast around your printer as you know what to do and what not to do. A thorough reading of the manual will save you a lot of your time and money. After reading, then you can get the right ink and toner cartridges.


This is a common occurrence with the excuse of saving money. It is not fair to your printer as refilling is not as safe as buying a new cartridge, exposing your printer to a risk of damage.

Ignoring The Cartridge Number

What is a printer model without its cartridge number? It is like the name of the printer. It is, however, a forgettable factor. The solution to such a mess still lies with the manual. Get to know your cartridge number, be keen.

Using The Wrong Type Of Ink

There are two types, the dye-based ink, and the pigment-based ink. You need to make the right choice depending on your projects. For example, if you are doing an art project, the pigment-based ink is good for you.

Being Extravagant

Using all your money in purchasing a cartridge, does not mean it is the best. Such beliefs will expose you into a budget that may be too much for you. There are cheaper options, which work just as good as the expensive one or even better. It is also not a must that the cartridge you buy, be from the printer’s company, it is alright to buy others too.

After all this, you will not be making any errors while you purchase your cartridge. Be keen on your manual as it is the holy grail of your printer. To keep your printer working, ensure it is well taken care of. A good printer is not necessarily expensive. You are almost equipped with 100% printer knowledge. You may check our next review on reduced printer ink and toner usage.