OT: is there a good source for non-OEM laser printer toner?


#1

I’m usually here asking for help with my R3000, but it’s working well now. What prompts the question is that my wife has needed to buy a color laser printer for work. We settled on a Brother HLL8260cdw. It is adequate, but toner prices are astonishing. The price of one color toner cart is 1/2 that of the printer. It’s difficult to find reliable info on the web, so I thought I’d ask people I trust, even though it’s not in our ballpark. Are there good vendors, or are we trapped in Brother’s system? Thanks.


#2

Sadly we aren’t in this biz of quality controlling laser toner.

but…

I’ve personally done this a few times myself but with a local source (VermontTonerRecharge) that was very knowledgeable but don’t know if they are around anymore. I would google them and give them a call if they are still doing business.

-Walker


#3

Thanks for responding. They are still around but with a very, very reduced inventory – 2 of 578 products – and neither fit my printer.

Looking for toner has been a slog through a wilderness of dubious claims. As big as the market must be, I’m surprised that a reliable vendor, or at least a reliable judge of vendors, hasn’t emerged.


#4

Try Toner World at tonerworld.com. I use them for cartridges for a HP color laser printer.


#5

Thanks for responding. They do have carts, I’ll give them a try. Much appreciated. If anyone else has other suggestions, please let me know. I will compile a list for other sites.


#6

I’ve had good results with Supplies Outlet. Not the lowest price, but good quality. I have a Canon that uses the 118 cartridge and they work well.