Choosing the right ink for your printer is important, whether you do a lot of printing or very little, and whether you print in full-colour or only black and white.A key thing to remember is not to change your ink toner until advised to do so by your printer. You attention to the issue may be drawn by a flashing light or by a message on the status bar – every printer is different so read your user’s guide to get a better idea of what type of alert you should look for.
When you are changing your colour ink (i.e. not the black cartridge) be aware that you may only need to change one of the colours. Changing all of them unnecessarily is not only wasteful but expensive!Which brings us to the subject of cost: you will find that ink toner is incredibly expensive. The option of buying compatible or remanufactured ink toner is available to you, though printer manufacturers (who also make the ink) will do everything they can to discourage you doing so.
Buying a good quality alternative ink will not, despite what you might hear from producers, break your printer, result in poor quality production or render your printer warranty void.Using these alternatives is not only a convenient way to save money but also to recycle.You are more likely to break your printer by incorrectly fitting a new cartridge and for this reason; it is wise to spend a few moments reading your user’s guide, even if you have owned a printer before (because all brands are unique).
As a general guide there are a few points that you should keep in mind.These include: not forcing a new cartridge, taking time over the task and ensuring you don’t spill ink on any of the inner parts of the printer or on your clothes for that matter).