Printer Ink and Toner Finder — Find Refills for Your Printer
What Printer Ink or Toner Do I Need?
One of the most basic questions that printer owners often wonder is whether to shop for ink cartridges or toner cartridges. Fortunately, the answer is simple, and it’s based on what type of printer you have. For an inkjet printer, you’ll need ink cartridges. For a laser printer, you’ll need toner cartridges instead.
Printer ink, as you might expect, is a pigmented liquid for use by inkjet printers, while printer toner is a powder that laser printers add color to. If you’re not sure what kind of printer you have, the easiest way to find out is by looking up the printer model number online. You can also tell by looking inside your printer. A single cartridge indicates a laser printer, while multiple cartridges with different colors are a giveaway that you have an inkjet printer.
How Can I Get the Right Ink or Toner Cartridges for My Printer?
When it comes to getting your printer ink or toner, you’ve got a lot of different options available. For high-volume printing, an ink or toner subscription service can be a wise investment. Most major printer brands, including HP, Epson, Dell, Canon, Brother and others, offer ink and toner subscription services that ship high-quality compatible ink to your door at a discounted price.
It’s important to note that these services often include specific terms and conditions. For instance, some require that you only use first-party brand-name printer ink. Some services may even check to ensure you’re using the manufacturer’s first-party ink by detecting a certain type of microchip that’s only present in OEM printer ink cartridges. Thus, be sure to carefully examine the terms and conditions of any printer ink plan before signing up.
If you print frequently, consider purchasing a high-yield ink cartridge. This type of ink provides a higher page yield, or the estimated number of pages that can be printed using a single cartridge. Perfect for long business days spent printing lots of pages!
If you use your printer less often, it can be smarter to simply purchase color or black ink and toner cartridges as you need them. Store quality ink products in your home office to use for future printing needs.
Shopping for ink cartridges online can be confusing. That’s why Micro Center goes the extra mile to make buying printer ink a headache-free process. Use our easy ink and toner finder on this page to get the genuine ink or toner you need for your printer, or check out our Help Center to get professional advice and chat live with Micro Center experts!