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Brother Releases New Color Printers & Toner Cartridges!

June 1st, 2014 No comments

Brother Releases New Color Printers & Toner Cartridges!
Brother International Corporation has released 5 new color laserjet printers. These new lines of printers boasts a number of consumer friendly features at affordable prices. These are a great deal for anyone in the market for a multi-functional printer. These Brother multi-function (MFP) printers are intended to be the workhorse for small, medium and even large businesses.

High Yield Cartridge Options
Unlike many comparable printers on the market today, the new models have high yield toner cartridge options available. Other printers and brands leave consumers with few options when volume printing was required. Previous success with high yield toner options have certainly paved the way for Brother to continue this legacy. This is great news for consumers that are financially struggling to make ends meet.

New Printer Models
Brother HL-L8250CDN Color LaserJet Printer
Brother HL-L8350CDW Color LaserJet Printer
Brother HL-L8350CDWT Color LaserJet Printer
Brother MFC-L8600CDW Color LaserJet Printer
Brother MFC-L8850CDW Color LaserJet Printer

New Toner Cartridge Models TN331/TN336

TN331BK Black Toner Cartridge TN-331BK
TN331C Cyan Toner Cartridge TN-331C
TN331M Magenta Toner Cartridge TN-331M
TN331Y Yellow Toner Cartridge TN-331Y

TN336BK High Yield Black Toner Cartridge TN-336BK
TN336C High Yield Cyan Toner Cartridge TN-336C
TN336M High Yield Magenta Toner Cartridge TN-336M
TN336Y High Yield Yellow Toner Cartridge TN-336Y

Tags: Brother, Toner Cartridge, TN331, TN336

Express-Inks Is Now An HP Authorized Business Partner & Reseller

November 14th, 2013 No comments

Buy with confidence from Express-Inks knowing that all HP OEM/ Genuine items are truly new and complete with the full manufacturer’s warranty. As of 11/01/2013 all HP products can only be sold by authorized resellers and dealers. We are proud to say we are one of these dealers.

Benefits of buying from an HP authorized partner:

  • 1. Always new, never opened and always genuine for this region.
  • 2. Comes with the full manufacturers warranty each and every time.
  • 3. Access to special promotions and discounts.
  • 4. Special pricing for government, education and other fields.

Here at Express-Inks we are always looking to provide the best service and products to our customers. This and other authorizations we hold will ensure that we will be able to continue bringing the quality and service our customers have grown accustomed too.

Shop now with confidence and see why quality matters!

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Brother’s New Line Of Color LaserJet Printers

June 3rd, 2013 No comments

Brother Releases New Color Printer With High Yield Cartridges!
Brother International Corporation has released 5 new color laserjet printers. This new line of printers boasts a number of high end features without the sticker shock of most multi-functional printers. Like many Brother multi-function (MFP) printers, these are designed to be the workhorse and hub of small, medium and even large businesses.

High Yield Cartridge Options
Unlike some older Brother printers, these new models have high yield toner cartridge options. Older Brother toner series like the TN210 left consumers with little options when volume printing was required. With previous success with the TN110/TN115 & TN310/TN315 cartridges, many customers were screaming about the lack of high yield options on the TN210. The new TN221/TN225 toner cartridges will surely be great news for fans of Brother printers.

New Printer Models
Brother HL-3140CW Color LaserJet Printer
Brother HL-3170CDW Color LaserJet Printer
Brother MFC-9130CW Color LaserJet Printer
Brother MFC-9330CDW Color LaserJet Printer
Brother MFC-9340CDW Color LaserJet Printer

New Toner Cartridge Models TN221/TN225

TN221BK Black Toner Cartridge TN-221BK
TN221C Cyan Toner Cartridge TN-221C
TN221M Magenta Toner Cartridge TN-221M
TN221Y Yellow Toner Cartridge TN-221Y

TN225C High Yield Cyan Toner Cartridge TN-225C
TN225M High Yield Magenta Toner Cartridge TN-225M
TN225Y High Yield Yellow Toner Cartridge TN-225Y

Tags: Brother, Toner Cartridge, TN221, TN225

HP Price Increase on Select DesignJet Inks Effective 9/01/2012

August 1st, 2012 No comments

What Items Are Affected?
HP has announced that this price increase will only affect select HP DesignJet Ink Cartridges effective on September 1, 2012. We do have a list of affected SKU’s upon request. Please Contact Us and let us know what printer you have and we will let you know how and if your supplies will be affected.

How Much Is The Price Increase?
HP has announced that the price increase will vary from model to model. HP has said that most SKUs will increase be around 3%. You can Contact Us to find out the exact price increase that each model will incur.

How Can I Keep My Costs Down?
HP DesignJet printers are typically specialty or production printers, these specialty inks typically cost more than regular inks. Since these specialty inks are harder to reproduce, there are less compatible/ remanufactured ink alternatives. When you can find these inks, we suggest you consider these since you can save up to 60%. Also HP usually has rebate offers when you buy 2+ cartridges, so keep an eye out for these or Contact Us for current HP promotions.

Tags: HP, Ink, DesignJet, Price Increase

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What Is Difference Between Compatible & Remanufactured?

May 30th, 2012 No comments

Is there a difference between Compatible and Remanufactured cartridges?
Many retailers will list their 3rd party cartridges as either compatible or remanufactured. So what exactly is the difference between these two types of cartridges? We will go into detail about the exact differences and if one is better or worse than the other.

Remanufactured Cartridges
Remanufactured means that this was a brand name used cartridge that has been refurbished. Typically the cartridge is inspected and any parts that fail the inspection are replaced. These replacement parts are typically 3rd party or aftermarket compatible parts but can be parts from another similar or same type of cartridge. Compatible replacement parts are new but not made by the original cartridge manufacturer. Here are a couple of examples of remanufactured cartridges.

Brother TN350 Compatible Toner Cartridge = $33.99
HP 940XL High Yield Black Compatible Ink Cartridge C4906AN = $15.99

Compatible Cartridges
Compatible cartridges are commonly called new build or new mold cartridges. Unlike remanufactured cartridges, compatible cartridges have a shell or core that has never been used before. The manufacturer will construct the outer shell and use all new 3rd party internal components. With many popular cartridges, the shell and certain internal components may be patented therefore it is illegal to make a copy or clone. The amount of true compatibles on the market are much smaller than remanufactured cartridges. Some overseas companies will blatantly produce illegal new mold cartridges in an effort to save money. Please be aware that Express-Inks does not sell any illegal new mold compatible cartridges. Here are a couple of examples of true compatible cartridges.

Media Sciences MS300K Black Samsung CLP-K300A Toner = $35.99
Xerox 6R1289 Replacement HP Q2670A Black Toner Cartridge 308A = $91.99

So Which One Is Better Or Worse, Compatible Or Remanufactured Cartridges?
Both types of cartridges have their pros and cons. Some customer will prefer to know they are using as many OEM parts as possible. Some customer will prefer the new compatible cartridges because the performance may be better than the OEM version. Both kinds of cartridges come with similar compatibility and performance issues but remanufactured cartridges do tend to be a little cheaper. Their is no clear advantage since their performance can vary so greatly from model to model.

Tags: Compatible, Remanufactured, Cartridges, Better, Worse

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.

New! Customer Product Reviews

January 28th, 2011 No comments

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Brother TN210 Toner 4-Pack
HP 88XL Ink Cartridge 3-Pack Combo
Toshiba ZT170F Genuine Toner
Lexmark C734A1YG Genuine Yellow Toner

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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

Tags: HP CP5525, CE270A, Toner, Cartridge

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

Tags: Brother, TN310, TN315, Toner, Cartridge