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How do you do....it? Thread, Anybody use 'cheap' fake toner in their OKI's? in Technical; http://www.refilltoner.com/index.htm...FQ9QQgodUzTKDw These are packs where you refill your toner yourself, but the toner killed my oki printers but they did ...
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    http://www.refilltoner.com/index.htm...FQ9QQgodUzTKDw

    These are packs where you refill your toner yourself, but the toner killed my oki printers but they did refund.

    http://www.ijtdirect.co.uk/?page=testimonials who we now buy from. I cannot say if our OKI will last though.

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    Slightly off topic I know but if you're using inkjet printers and looking for decent 3rd party inks then look for resellers of Image Specialists and OCP inks... If the reseller refuses to specify then chances are it's cheap chinese clone rubbish.

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    We don't hae any Oki printers to comment on, and my experiences are mainly from Brother and HP units. For us, it really does depend on consumable price rather than quality (quality in nearly all cases equally the same). We have had varying remanufactured cartridges from different companies, most notably and frequently from Lasertech, although their offering is struggling to compete with other suppliers - in some cases, some of our other suppliers can supply originals for a few pound cheaper than LT can on their remanufactured brand. Of course, it makes financial sense on most of our drums to go reman, as that is where the savings for us usually lie, and we also have a guarantee of the consumable and the printer if the reman toners go wrong.

    If you have had problems with reman toners on some models (by problems I mean expensive or endless issues), then by all means swear by originals, but in an educational environment where funding is barely above bread line, sometimes we need to compromise on what we order for our printers, and certainly for us we haven't had any real need to question the equal quality of the reman toners we have used.

    Except for the odd toner leak here and there (and that is a rarity), the long term savings by using reman toners/drums where the price difference is noticeable is enough for us to be pursuaded, compared to cost in labour time in rectifying printers when they go wrong, as usually we have a guarantee on our printers when using the toners. Only when (or if) the price difference across the whole range is negligable, or when we experience an unacceptable number of failures which cost us money and/or time, will be the time when we go 100% original; for the time being, whichever is cheaper (and known to us as stable), is what we go for.

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    We use refilled toner for our old magicolor 2300, hp laser 6 and the office mono printers, local branch of cartridge world, delivers same day brilliant service and quality is fine. We don't use refilled for our two new lexmarks yet but will when they are older.
    The inkjet refills aren't up to much though so we buy originals, but they are hardly used so don't need replacing very often.

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    We only use original toner in our HP 4600, 4700, 2600 and 2550 printers.

    Wouldnt touch compatibles with a barge pole.

    Our consumbles budget is approx £25K.

    From past experience the compatibles are just not worth it with poor print quality and significantly reduced printer life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ICT_GUY View Post
    Refilled mine, from various toner refill companies.

    The fake toner gums up the drum units and produces very poor results.

    I have had to retire all of my b4100s after 10 - 12k because of this.

    Our C5600n had to have all its drums replaced, the refill company coughed up a refund of £200 for that.

    We now by proper re mans from IJT.
    IJT? Are they the company that like to send you catalogues/faxes/emails/snailmail/faxes/emails/catalogues.

    I told them i would never ever ever use their company again thanks to their aggressive marketing and still they tried to get me to get a quote from them.
    Idiots

    Matt

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    Never had a problem using remanufactured/generics on OKI 5250. The new printers we have (5600,5650) seem to be more fussy about what toners they accept though.

    Not sure why there is complaints here about the cost of running these printers, seem very economical to me, especially the mono b6300 range.
    Last edited by klawd; 26th March 2008 at 06:51 PM. Reason: typo

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    We have Minolta and HP colour lasers and have had nothing but trouble with remans from several places - poor image quality, leaky toner etc. We now use originals only and I am convinced it's cheaper in the long run.

    Mind you this year we spent £24k on toner! I never understand how they manage to print so much rubbish!

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    For Sale:

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    I have a set of original drums for a OKI C5100/5200/5300/5400 and a set of IJT compatable toners. Never opened, but suplas because the printer died.
    I can do a good price if anyone's interested, PM me.

    </spam>

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    Quote Originally Posted by intrigue View Post
    IJT? Are they the company that like to send you catalogues/faxes/emails/snailmail/faxes/emails/catalogues.

    I told them i would never ever ever use their company again thanks to their aggressive marketing and still they tried to get me to get a quote from them.
    Idiots

    Matt
    But their offers are great.

    Just spent £300 with them, and got 15 free 1 gig pen drives.

    Also buy 4 toners for £100 get a free laser printer (hp).

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    I started using stuff from cartridge world recently but think I will go back to proper stuff.

    The toner was all over the place and out of 8 I have had 2 fail on me, they replace them but its a pain in the arse. I've never had a failure with the original ones and I've been through 50+.

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    Any of you budget holders thought about buying directly from distribution level?
    I know the margins and getting tighter and tighter on IT kit these days but if you could shave a few pounds off...

    I used to work at Welcome to Micro-P - The IT Distributor of Choice but there are others like computer 2000.

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    I use Samsung colour Laser printers at the moment. The cost of Toners is around the 50-60 quid area but the machines still print even though the machine says the toner needs replacing. I had a CLP-500 at home and i had run out of Cyan and Magenta and low on yellow IIRC and it still printed. The only colour printing will halt on is Black.

    I think this is great as it can get you out of a tight spot sometimes especially at the end of the financial year when your budget has been spent replacing toners after 300 pages of utter garbage has been printed.

    I am now looking to try and reduce printed documentation wherever i can. Starting with scan to email with pdf conversion at the same time. Since most will end up on the VLE anyway soon.


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    Quote Originally Posted by NickHoughton View Post
    Any of you budget holders thought about buying directly from distribution level?
    I know the margins and getting tighter and tighter on IT kit these days but if you could shave a few pounds off...

    I used to work at Welcome to Micro-P - The IT Distributor of Choice but there are others like computer 2000.
    You have no chance of buying direct from the Distributors. They can't and won't sell direct to end users. Where I work get them dead cheap - if you want to know the supplier PM me

    HP prices for example:

    Q600xA (x is 0/1/2/3) Originals - £45
    Q396xA (x is 0/1/2/3) Originals - £45 Blacks £50 Colour
    C973xa (x is 0/1/2/3) Originals - £125 Black £165 Colour
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