Friday, August 10, 2018

Compatible Toner Cartridges: a Win-Win for Your Company and the Environment

Compatible, Recycled, Remanufactured, or Refurbished Toner Cartridges - These toner names are interchangeable.  They started out as an OEM cartridge but have been reused in various ways and resold again.  There are several benefits to using compatible toner cartridges:

Go for the Win with Compatible Toner Cartridges!

  • Quality – When you purchase from reputable companies like MCS, the remanufactured cartridges are disassembled, cleaned, and tested with most parts replaced before filling the cartridge with new toner.  
  • Cost – Purchasing compatible toner cartridges can save your business an average of 30-60% per cartridge compared to the OEM. Beware of companies that sell the cartridges for much less than street prices for compatibles. They often just drill a hole in the plastic shell and refill it with toner and insert a plug. These "Drill and Fill" companies give recycled cartridges a bad name.
  • Warranty – Both OEM and Compatible Toner Cartridges can fail so it’s important to be sure that they are backed by a solid warranty. OEM toner has a 30-day manufacturer warranty from the purchase date. MCS customers who purchase Compatible Toner Cartridges are covered by our “no-questions asked” immediate replacement policy for the life of the cartridge.
  • Environmentally Responsible - Choosing to purchase a compatible toner cartridge benefits the environment in many ways. Read our article on toner cartridge recycling in Ann Arbor to learn the positive impact you can have on the environment by recycling your e-waste.

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Monday, July 23, 2018

The Unassuming Compatible Toner Cartridge: A New Perspective


  • Are your printing costs out of control?
  • What are the benefits of using a compatible toner cartridge?
  • How do you know if your printer/copier can use a compatible toner cartridge?

You probably use your copier/printer for a variety of projects. The cost of replacing the brand-name/OEM (original equipment manufacturer) toner cartridge can add up. An option that many businesses should consider is compatible (recycled, remanufactured, or refurbished) toner cartridges. This is a simple solution to skyrocketing printer/copier expenses.

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Sunday, July 1, 2018

Toner Cartridge Recycling Facts

Recycling your toner cartridges, obsolete computers, monitors, printers, and other office equipment makes a positive impact the environment.  If you’re overwhelmed, choose one item to recycle. For example, your toner cartridges. Check out these facts about ink and toner cartridge recycling:

  • Each year over 375 million empty cartridges end up in landfills or incinerators. 
  • Up to 97% of materials making up printer cartridges can be recycled or reused, making them eco-friendly!
  • In remanufactured/compatible toner cartridges the oil consumption is reduced from 3/4 liters of oil per cartridge to almost ZERO!
  • An estimated 11 MILLION gallons of oil can be saved in 7 months of ink cartridge recycling!

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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Reduce Your Environmental Footprint with Toner Cartridge Recycling

If you’re like most businesses, you generate e-waste on a regular basis. Perhaps you’ve been storing your e-waste until you find a suitable, inexpensive source for disposal. One day you’ll find that you need space and your recyclable materials end up in a landfill.  “Next time,” you say, “we’ll recycle.”

Wouldn’t it be great to have someone pick up your e-waste for FREE? You could reduce your environmental footprint and save money! Now’s the time to learn more!

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Printer Cartridges: Can a Toner Cartridge Save You Money?

Laser printers and their toner cartridges can cost more.  However, it’s important to consider the long-term cost savings.  Toner cartridges will print more pages than an ink cartridge and often have a lower cost per page.  Also, determine whether or not you want to print in color or if monochrome printing (black ink or toner only) will suit your needs. Monochrome laser printing can cost considerably less than printing in color.  Be sure to read the product specifications to determine if this is the best option for you.

Learn more about printer cartridges here!

Friday, June 1, 2018

Printer Cartridges: The Difference Between Toner and Ink Cartridges

When your office printer decides to stop working in the middle of a project and you seek out new options for a new printer, the number of options and the technical terms can be overwhelming. The most common reply to your question is “Do you want a laser printer or an inkjet printer?”  You think to yourself, “Beats me, what’s the difference? I just want my report to look good!” Some of the technology can be quite complex, but we’ll keep the answer straight forward and simple.

Laser printers use a specialized process involving an electrical charge, to apply color to a page.  A toner cartridge, rather than ink cartridge is used for this process. Learn more here!

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

3 ideas to boost your Ann Arbor business!

Customer referrals are always welcome.  Why not take this a step further and give your customers a way to SHOW your brand with items they can use daily? People love useful stuff, and custom adhesive labels and stickers can travel!  Check out these three ideas to boost your brand:

1.  Laptop Stickers – Laptops are everywhere!  A creative design will get your brand noticed everywhere laptops travel. Take this a step further and develop a new sticker every quarter, making them collectible!  What a great way to develop a brand community! 

2.  Calendar Stickers – These are great as giveaways to customers to keep your brand and contact information in view. Share these with your customers, employees, and friends!

3.  Business Card Stickers – You can stick these on products, correspondence, and samples. They’re a great addition to any trade show booth!

Think your business could use a boost by tapping into a new audience?  Experience our friendly and convenient service and grow your business with custom adhesive labels from Michigan Computer Supplies.  

Our customers love on-demand delivery for their custom product labels.  We store your label inventory and provide what you need when you need it!  

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