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In The Spotlight! The Brother DR420 Imaging Drum Cartridge

May 16th, 2012 No comments

Brother DR420 Imaging Drum Overview:
When purchasing a printer, comparing the cost of the consumables should always be a factor. Lets take a good at the DR420 imaging drum cartridge. The DR420 fits in a number of monochrome (black & white) printers and yields up to 12,000 pages under optimal conditions. Although this may seem like a lot of pages, when compared to other drums, this is just an average to low lifespan. The matching toner (Brother TN450 Toner) yields up to 2,600 pages and will get replaced 4-5 times before the DR420 requires replacing. This is a good toner to drum ratio, especially when compared to some of the bigger machines that are a 1 to 1 ratio.

Brother DR420 Pricing:
This is where the DR420 really shines. Compared to other drum models, the Brother DR420 is rather inexpensive. Some Brother Drum models cost as much as $250, so the $84.99 price is rather reasonable. The low page yield and reasonable price will appeal to the lower to moderate user that do not want to break the bank every time the drum needs replacing. The cost goes down even further if you purchase the compatible drum for only $57.99.

Brother DR420 Genuine Drum (OEM) = $84.99
Brother DR420 Compatible Drum (Remanufactured) = $57.99

Sum It All Up
The Brother DR420 is a low costing drum that will fit the smaller budgets. It has a decent lifespan and a good toner to drum replacement ratio. This drum is a good fit for the average to moderate user that wants to keep a little extra change in their pockets.

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What’s Better: Remanufactured Or Genuine Ink/ Toner Cartridges?

February 13th, 2012 No comments

Understanding The Difference Is The Key!
To know which is better for your particular needs begins with understanding the differences. Each type of cartridges has it’s pros and cons. Understanding these options will help you make an informed decision based upon your personal or business needs.

Genuine/ OEM Ink/ Toner Cartridges
These are brand new cartridges straight from the factory of the original maker of your printer such as HP, Brother, Canon and Lexmark. These come with a warranty from the original manufacturer and will deliver prints concurrent with the original OEM specifications.

Remanufactured Ink/ Toner Cartridges
These cartridges are used cartridges that have been collected and sent to a remanufacturer that is not the original maker. Unlike many retailers, we use only 1 time used or “virgin” cores for all of our products. Our remanufacturing process includes the following steps:

  1. Carefully open up the cartridge and ensure no damage is done.
  2. Thorough cleaning of the inside of the cartridge.
  3. Inspection of all critical and non-critical parts.
  4. Replacement of any and all parts that fail quality control.
  5. Precision color matching of a compatible ink or toner. (OEM ink/ toner is patented)
  6. Advanced filling and re-sealing techniques to ensure freshness.

True Compatible Ink/ Toner Cartridges
These cartridges are what we call “new mold” or cartridges that are newly made by a manufacturer other than the original maker. Although there are some non-patented cartridges the vast majority of them are under patent. Many cartridges on the market, especially the extremely cheap ones are illegal “new mold” cartridges. Express-Inks absolutely does not sell illegal cartridges and any “new mold” cartridges we do offer are on non-patented cartridges.


So Which Is Truly Better? Pros And Cons, Quality Vs. Cost
To decide which is right for you, here is a list of pros and cons of each type of cartridge. Depending on what type of printing you are doing will be the biggest factor in what will work best. In many circumstances the cost may override the quality since the quality is negligible or unnoticeable for many users.

Remanufactured/ Compatible Cartridges
  1. Pros:
    • Pricing, save up to 90% compared to OEM.
    • Price increase are rare and typically prices decrease rather then increase.
    • Certain models print better, lasts longer or have additional options (jumbo size).
    • MICR toners available in models not offered by the original manufacturer.
    • Can be available long after the OEM manufacturer stops making a cartridge.

  2. Cons:
    • Higher defect rate compared to OEM. Sometimes cartridges are not recognized by the printer, may leak or produce smudgy prints.
    • Colors may by slightly off. Good compatibles should be virtually unnoticeable.

Genuine/OEM Cartridges
  1. Pros:
    • Low defect rate and printer chip errors, leaks virtually never happen.
    • Color matching is precise and are exact to OEM specifications.

  2. Cons:
    • Pricing can be double, triple or more.
    • Price increases are much more frequent and can be substantial. Typical about once a year around 3-5% but can be as high as 15-20%.
    • Lack of options like MICR or Higher Yield Jumbo sizes.
    • Sometimes unavailable or constrained due to manufacturer errors, global supplies or other factors (sever weather).
    • Models may be discontinued by the manufacturer, this has been known to happen to models that are only 1-2 years old.

Breaking It Down: Price Comparisons
Lets compare compatible/ remanufactured cartridges to the OEM/ original cartridges. The savings can be massive and should always be a factor in deciding what is best for your needs.

HP #940XL Black Ink C4906AN: Compatible = $15.99 | Genuine HP C4906AN = $36.99
Brother TN350 Toner Cartridge: Compatible = $33.99 | Genuine Brother TN350 = $58.99
HP CE505X (05X) Toner Cartridge: Compatible = $61.99 | Genuine Brother TN350 = $158.99
Lexmark 64015HA Toner Cartridge: Compatible = $136.99 | Genuine 64015HA = $356.99

Tags: OEM, Toner, Ink, Cartridge, Compatible, Remanufactured, MICR.

HP Releases The Color Laserjet CP5525 Printer Series

November 30th, 2010 No comments

HP CP5525 Overview:
HP’s newest and finest high performance HP CP5525 color laserjet printer series sets the standard high! Quick printing of 30 ppm and a monthly duty cycle of 120,000 with satisfy the needs of even the busiest of offices. Features include mobile device printing, a wide range of printable media including wide format and pre-installed toner cartridges. Upgradeable features like additional paper trays and duplexing make the HP CP5525 enterprise series a great addition to any work space.

HP CP5525 Toner Overview:
Pre-Installed toner cartridges eliminate the need for manuals during initial setup. Long lasting HP toner cartridges with page yields of up to 15,000 each. Produce vivid colors with sharp contrast with the high-gloss toner found in the HP CE270A, CE271A, CE272A and CE273A print cartridges.

HP CP5525 Toner Cartridge Specifications:
HP CE270A Black Toner – Yields Up To 13,500 Pages
HP CE271A Cyan Toner – Yields Up To 15,000 Pages
HP CE272A Yellow Toner – Yields Up To 15,000 Pages
HP CE273A Magenta Toner – Yields Up To 15,000 Pages
HP CP5525 Toner Cartridge Set

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Brother Releases The TN310 & TN315 Toner Cartridges

October 8th, 2010 No comments

Brother is leading the way with new high performance low costing color laserjet printers. Their newest line of toner cartridges have now been released. The Brother standard TN310 & high yield TN315 color toner cartridges are now available. Each OEM Brother toner cartridge is ISO/ IEC 19798 certified on letter and A4 paper.

Brother TN310 Toner Cartridge Specifications:
TN310BK Black Toner – Yields Up To 2,500 Pages
TN310C Cyan Toner – Yields Up To 1,500 Pages
TN310M Magenta Toner – Yields Up To 1,500 Pages
TN310Y Yellow Toner – Yields Up To 1,500 Pages

Brother TN315 High Yield Toner Cartridge Specifications:
TN315BK Black Toner Cartridge – Yields Up To 6,000 Pages
TN315C Cyan Toner Cartridge – Yields Up To 3,500 Pages
TN315M Magenta Toner Cartridge – Yields Up To 3,500 Pages
TN315Y Yellow Toner Cartridge – Yields Up To 3,500 Pages

Express-Inks Brother Toner Cartridge Combos:
Brother TN310 4-Pack Toner Combo – With Free Shipping!
Brother TN315 4-Pack Toner Combo – With Free Shipping!

These Brother TN310 & TN315 Toner Cartridges Fit The Following Printers:
Brother Color LaserJet HL-4150CDN
Brother Color LaserJet HL-4570CDW
Brother Color LaserJet HL-4570CDWT
Brother Color LaserJet MFC-9460CDN
Brother Color LaserJet MFC-9560CDW

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Lexmark Government TAA Compliant Toner Cartridges

June 28th, 2010 No comments

New at Express-Inks – Genuine Lexmark Government TAA Compliant Toner Cartridges. These TAA compliant printer supplies can be purchased by government and affiliated entities while adhering to the Trade Agreement Act.

Lexmark specifically makes toners like the C736H4KG black print cartridge for the C736 printer series for use in federal contracts. We have also added the T650H41G for the T650, T652, T654 printers. We are adding more every day and you if you need a TAA Compliant toner that isn’t listed, you may Contact Us at anytime.

Free HP $15 Gas Card On Ink Cartridge Purchases Over $75

April 5th, 2010 No comments

Hewlett Packard is offering the end users a $15 gas gift card with the purchase of $75 in eligible Original HP inkjet ink cartridges. Purchases be on original HP ink cartridges models and must be at the same time, on the same invoice. View Offer

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About this blog.

October 18th, 2009 No comments

Express-Inks is headquartered in the USA, in the southern California city of Perris. Express-Inks started in 2008 as an local online retailer for replacement re-manufactured ink and toner cartridges. Since then Express-Inks has grown into a nationally recognized online superstore for printer and copier hardware and supplies. Since our inception, Express-Inks has operated under one main focus: Quality printer supplies delivered cheaply and quickly.

Express-Inks core values and operating principles can be seen in everything we do. We offer our customers many options during a unique buying experience. These options include genuine (OEM), re-manufactured, true compatibles (not re-manufactured) and continuous ink systems. Our friendly customer service representatives are readily available to deliver professional advice on the many options we offer. Our work does not end in a sale! Our support staff are always available before and after a sale. Express-Inks only offers premium re-manufactured ink, toner and MICR cartridges that are produced by ISO 9001/ 9002 compliant manufacturing facilities. These cartridges will not void your printer’s warranty under the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act.

Preserving the environment is a part of every day life at Express-Inks. This blog is a way for us to inform our customers of new energy conserving tip, hints and technologies as they become available. Click here to learn more about Express-Inks Green Initiative.

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