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    Anybody use 'cheap' fake toner in their OKI's?

    These machines must be THE most costly of printers to run. Pretty much all my budget for this year has gone already. £300+ for 4 of the toners, then there are the drums that seem to go as frequently.

    So, just wondered if anybody uses the refills... I have always strongly objected to them (HP certified for printers and no the issues) and never recommended anything but genuine ink/toner...

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    I haven't dared so far. Our OKI c3200n is such a pain anyway; I'm sure it would pack up completely on generic toner... come to think of it - maybe I should

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    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.

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    we use remanufactured toners for HP 1200, 1300, 2550, 4600. I can't tell the difference between those and the originals.

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    Not at work we wouldn't,

    but at home I have an Epson r300 which I print loads of photos off, I use cheap stuff at £5 per 6 cartridges off eBay which is unbelievably cheap, when the genuine Epson ink is £18each.

    I had genuine Cartridges to start with, I haven't noticed any difference in quality.

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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.
    So you still don't use genuine OKI toner? But it is 'professionally' refilled by IJT? Just had a look and it's a 50% saving

    Ben

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    Plus the company we buy from, if one of their remanufactured damages the printer they will fix it or replace it for free.

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    NOTE

    This seems to be an OKI specific problem with refilling. It has knackered 6 printers so far including my home one.

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    Only use original on our 9300 and 5450s. Working well still, but as you say quite expensive.

    I made sure everyone knew that they weren't allowed to buy non originals after putting an HP 8550DTN in a skip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben_Stanton View Post
    These machines must be THE most costly of printers to run. Pretty much all my budget for this year has gone already. £300+ for 4 of the toners, then there are the drums that seem to go as frequently.

    So, just wondered if anybody uses the refills... I have always strongly objected to them (HP certified for printers and no the issues) and never recommended anything but genuine ink/toner...

    Cheers

    Ben
    always buy original oki toners for their printers. The oki's are unusual in that the drums and toners need replacing although the drums you have to replace a lot less frequently than toner. Colour printers in general are expensive to run because you've got 4 colours to replace instead of one. If you want to spend less on consumables buy a kyocera FS color printer but then again thats an additional £200-£500 premium over similar oki models in the price of the printer.

    What you get with oki's are cheap printers and great looking color prints. Toner/drum replacement costs can hurt, but then you should expect that when buying any colour printer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben_Stanton View Post
    So you still don't use genuine OKI toner? But it is 'professionally' refilled by IJT? Just had a look and it's a 50% saving

    Ben
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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.

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

    contact info please!

    we use optimum data, very competitive.
    our range includes c5400, c5600 and 9600 (this requires a mortgage to be taken out for replacement toners)

    Since they have been released, the oki rainbow packs (compatible) have been very good and users hardly notice any difference! (great cost saving too!)

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    I've given up with refills and remanufactured carts on account of them being utter $#!Te... you get allsorts of rubbish like ghosting and stuff...

    Buy originals everytime! Sometimes the price difference is only a few pence! (Brother TN3060 55p more for the original... what kinda sense is that?!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by torledo View Post
    always buy original oki toners for their printers. The oki's are unusual in that the drums and toners need replacing although the drums you have to replace a lot less frequently than toner. Colour printers in general are expensive to run because you've got 4 colours to replace instead of one. If you want to spend less on consumables buy a kyocera FS color printer but then again thats an additional £200-£500 premium over similar oki models in the price of the printer.

    What you get with oki's are cheap printers and great looking color prints. Toner/drum replacement costs can hurt, but then you should expect that when buying any colour printer.
    c5600n drums are sub £35, compared to oki b4100 @ £120 (printer is £80 new) and the previous colour printer the drums cost more than the replacement print too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-Greatermanchester View Post
    we use remanufactured toners for HP 1200, 1300, 2550, 4600. I can't tell the difference between those and the originals.
    Can you supply your suppliers details please

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