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    Printer Cartridges

    At our school we seem to go through so much toner and ink it is unreal. I seem to be spending up to a £1000 every month ordering new supplies.

    I have 2 companies that I order from, EPass and PC Solutions, I believe their prices are good. Thing is, I order original cartridges because I have found compatibles to be poor (and they invalidate waranties!) so that puts the cost up.

    Where do you get your printer supplies from and how much are you spending?

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    Re: Printer Cartridges

    Have you considered implementing print monitoring and/or quotas?

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    Re: Printer Cartridges

    we have printer credits via RM. I personally think I charge a high price per page too! Lower school only able to print 25 black and white pages and 5 colour per week.

    It is mainly staff printers that are printing away at stupid rates....

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    Re: Printer Cartridges

    Some compatibles are worse than others.

    Maybe you could list your printers and if someone has found a good compatible for that printer then that may help you?

    All companies supplying compatibles as far as I've seen offer to replace a printer if it found that their compatible broke it.

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    Re: Printer Cartridges

    Give sharon a ring at Black & White Consumables 01924 210236 ext. 228 or
    http://www.qcsupplies.com/ are pretty cheap.
    Black and White will usually beat a price you give them.

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    Re: Printer Cartridges

    Main printers that get used and are expensive are:

    HP Colour LaserJet 2600
    HP Colour LaserJet 8500
    OKI C5900
    Samsung 2010
    Brother 5270
    Brother 5170

    I know that you can get quite good compatibles for the Brother printers, because of the seperate drum unit and all... but I've found the compatible drums to be rather useless!!

    Also, how do you guys re-cycle your cartridges? I currently take mine to cartridge world and get some refilled... but that gets pricey too! I've got a nice large box from HP for recycling. However the other brands are piling up...

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    Re: Printer Cartridges

    I box them up and take them to the Help the Aged shop in town, but we're a tiny school and don't use many.

    Several schools around us use: http://www.collect4school.co.uk/

    They don't want the toners from our particular OKI printers though

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    thanks. Signed up for the collect4school project. Yay, get rid of all those boxes full!!

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    There's a big difference in the quality of compatible cartridges. The more reputable companys will offer some form of guarantee, and if they don't then I would avoid them.

    I work for the 2nd largest buyer of toners across Europe and we use the same company that Viking Direct use to have theirs manufactured. They are made in the UK to British Standards and my experience is they don't go wrong any more often than genuine toners.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joanne View Post
    At our school we seem to go through so much toner and ink it is unreal. I seem to be spending up to a £1000 every month ordering new supplies.

    I have 2 companies that I order from, EPass and PC Solutions, I believe their prices are good. Thing is, I order original cartridges because I have found compatibles to be poor (and they invalidate waranties!) so that puts the cost up.

    Where do you get your printer supplies from and how much are you spending?

    Be sure to give us @ CP a shout when your next looking to order as we supply many members here with there ink toners and cartridges and Im sure we can beat prices from any of the suppliers mentioned in this thread , we have before and as a official sponsor of Edugeek we have a lot to loose if we dont give you the customer service you deserve.

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    We use QC supplies as well. Good prices and all originals. We were paying more for compatibles than some of their original prices.

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    We have started to use refil toner from Refill toner UK | Toner refill your empty laser printer cartridge | U Refill Toner Ltd. for our 2500n and so far the results have been very good. It was going to be 'archived' due to high print costs but is now back in service due to the low cost of refill tone available. Ours costs about £18 per colour and the instructions are excellent and the operation to refill the HP ones are clear and simple to do.

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