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Cost effective Ink & Toner and their Proper Disposal

Every office manager searches for the most efficient and cost-effective methods of printing.

Aug. 16, 2011 - PRLog -- Today almost every office, big or small use printers that are equipped with Ink & Toner cartridges. And every office manager searches for the most efficient and cost-effective methods of printing. At Office1 (http://www.office1web.ie/)  we pride ourselves on bringing the lowest price to the market both in terms of our Ink and toner prices but also on general office supplies and Office furniture.

Even in today’s ideal world of the paperless office we still end up printing a huge amount of flyers, brochures and special offers trying to combat the tide of the dreaded downturn that we all find ourselves mixed up in.

Now both Ink Cartridges and Ink Toners are good to use and even better at the right price but it all depends upon the usage and the volume of printing. To give you a bit more knowledge on the differences between HP Ink and a HP Toner, read the following.

Ink Cartridges:

Using an Ink Cartridge is as good as using a fountain pen to write on a paper. The working principle is also the same. The printer head applies pressure to the cartridge and ink gets imprinted on the paper through the holes in the printer head. There can be one or multiple ink wells in a printer and an electronic microchip is used to pass signals between the computer and the printer. The Ink cartridge be it a HP Cartridge or a Canon Cartridge are portable and cost-effective to use.


Toner Cartridges & Laser Toner Cartridges make use of a polymer mixed with dry carbon-based powder for printing. The powder looks very similar to dust and a laser toner “burns” this powder to create an impression on the paper by melting it.  Different manufacturers make different sizes of toners and the size of the dust particles also varies at times. The purchase of a HP Toner is expensive in comparison to an Ink Cartridge, however it will save you money in the long run the larger volumes of printing.PH

Disposal of Ink & toner Cartridges:

The best way to dispose old cartridges is by recycling them. Now many of you may think why not just throw them out along with other garbage; but this will only add to the electronic waste that is being produced by the tone, every single day of the year.

The metal and plastic used to make a Canon cartridge and other cartridges can both be recycled easily. Moreover, the residues of the ink and dust that is used for printing is a very toxic pollutant and harms the environment if not disposed properly. Thus recycling these items will save resources and also protect the environment.

The top three ways for recycling cartridges are:

  1. Return them to the place where you bought them from. Retailers (like Office1web.ie) have proper contacts with manufacturers and recycling agencies and they will take care of the disposing the cartridges free of charge.
  2. If the retailers are not able to send the cartridges for recycling, directly contact the manufacturer. Many of them like Canon and HP even provide a pre-paid courier box in which you can send the Ink & Toner cartridge back for recycling.
  3. Contact local recycling agencies and ask them to take care of recycling the cartridges for you.

If all else fails, paint it with nice colours and dot it with flowers, place it on top of the Filing cabinet and tell your collogues that your expressing your creative side!

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