Shopping for printer ink cartridges is something you should be a lot of thought into. In today’s world, printers are used for just about anything. Hardly anybody writes anything by hand anymore. The vast majority of letters and documents are typed up on a computer and printed out. Color ink is also used to produces copies of photos. The days of developing photos in a dark room are long gone. Now, people can create their own photos and simply print them out.
That said, not all prints turn out equally. Some come out looking rather cheap. This is why you should only order quality printer ink cartridges. You don’t want to risk any photos or documents coming out looking smeary or sloppy.
How do you know what kind of ink to get? For starters, you’ll obviously need cartridges that are compatible with your printer. Most brand name printers are only compatible with cartridges of the same brand. The most popular brands include Dell, HP, Lexmark, Canon, and Epson.
Look at your printer and take note of the model. Look online to see what kind of ink is compatible with your model. Most ink stores will show you a list of printers for which they have ink. You can click on the printer model you want ink for and the store will provide you with compatible cartridges.
For example, HP C9396AN cartridges are compatible with several HP OfficeJet Pro printers, but will not work with other HP models, and definitely not with other brands’ models. However, 92275A toner can work with several brands and models, not just a specific printer.
You need to know the difference between OEM cartridges and remanufactured cartridges. The OEM (original equipment manufacturer) cartridge means that the product is genuine brand named ink. If you have a Dell printer, for instance, the OEM ink would also be produced by Dell.
Remanufactured cartridges are essentially generic. The manufacturer offers a guarantee that their cartridges are compatible with brand name printers. While some generic ink is…