IBM Replacement Toner Cartridges are Better Alternatives to Original Cartridges


IBM Ultimate is a better alternative

IBM is a renowned technology company known for their quality products. Beginning as a computer hardware company in 1911, they have established themselves as one of the top leading companies. As you may know IBM produce their own printers and offer cartridges; now they have ventured into manufacturing a true likeness toner cartridge for HP and may produce more of other brands like Brother, Samsung and Canon in the future.

With the guaranteed print quality and page yield of an original cartridge, the IBM Ultimate cartridges come with a Total Performance Warranty. That means that not only will the print quality and page yield meet or exceed the originals’, but that the product also comes with an unconditional lifetime guarantee that the last page will look as great as the first! All this comes with no risk to your printer’s warranty whilst offering amazing savings against original cartridges, which makes IBM Ultimate cartridges a great alternative. Offering cost savings to the enterprise user and certified by IBM, these high quality cartridges make great replacement toner cartridges!

Here is an example comparison for a toner cartridge where we offer the originals, compatible, remanufactured and IBM Ultimate. You can view the cartridge types for this particular product by clicking this link. As you can see, if you require a true alternative to originals you should consider going for the IBM Ultimate. Rather than paying £152.99, you are paying £65.99; that is a total saving of £87. You could even buy two IBM Ultimates and still have saved!

If you don’t like using compatible cartridges and prefer the original, we highly recommend to try the IBM Ultimate cartridges, which are made by the IBM company and you will be 100% satisfied and won’t go back to the originals. That is a guarantee!


Example: HP 05X Black High Capacity Toner Cartridge (CE505X) Originals Compatible (brand new copy) Remanufactured (renewed original) IBM Ultimate
Page Yields 6,500 pages 6,500 pages 6,500 pages 6,500 pages
Quality Produces the highest Quality Good quality printing for everyday use Premium quality which close to originals True Alternative to originals
Price (as of 22/1/19) £152.69 £16.99 £34.99 £65.99
Compatibility HP LaserJet P2050, P2055, P2055D, P2055DN, P2055N, P2055X Same as Originals Same as Originals Same as Originals
Risk to Printer None None None None

To view all toner cartridges that are offered by IBM at Ink n Toner UK, you can click this link.

IBM Ultimates are better alternatives to originals

A Quick Printing Guide for Photographers (Beginners & Professionals)


A quick printing guide for photographers by Ink n Toner UK

For all photographers, it is important to ensure a combination of having the right printer, suitable inks and the correct photo paper. However, with the abundance of available choices, it is often confusing to pick out exactly what you need. Ideally, you would need a printer that has the right balance of quality, cost and specific features depending your photo printing demands, and whether you are an amateur or a professional, you want feel satisfied with your work so you need to choose options that show your work in the best light.



For an aspiring photographer a printer such as the Canon PIXMA iP8720, would allow you to experiment with colour as well as black and white prints. And, it supports up to a 13” x 19” print size. For a relatively low cost option, it has an incredible 9600 x 2400 dpi resolution, which is perfect for those highly detailed photos.

A higher cost option (at double the price) is the Canon Pixma Pro 10, which allows for 10 pigmented inks offering an great range of colours. Pigmented inks last longer whereas dye-based inks produce more vivid colours but do not last as long. Also supporting a 13” x 19” print size and wireless capabilities, it is a good option if you can afford the 10 replacement cartridges. Compatible cartridges are a viable alternative. Click here for suitable ink cartridges:


For professional photographers out there, the Epson SureColour P800 is a great option. Not only is it relatively cheap, but has great print quality and a good page yield. Allowing for a wide-format use, it enables printing up to 17” x 22”. Great for printing border-less photos.


Most printers have universal compatibility, but it is important to see what type of photo paper your printer can take. As for high quality photographs Inkjet printing is ideal, so we will discuss now discuss Inkjet photo paper.

There are various photo paper finishes, which is the translucent chemical coating that improves appearance of the print. From glossy and matt to satin and pearl and luster and various other finishes, you need to choose the correct one for your particular print job. Glossy paper ranges in glossiness, however there may be glare in the resulting image from high glossy papers which make viewing challenging. Nevertheless, glossy paper is the most widely used type of photo paper for a quality finish. Matt has no glossiness, making it a cheaper option (due to the lack of the expensive coating), but ideal for black and white photos. Satin paper has ‘semi-gloss’. Pearl and Luster has a textured feel to it and is a type of satin finish. A high paper density (GSM weight) is ideal for a luxury look, for example on greeting cards, but is often not cost effective.

Ink n Toner UK are doing an offer this week of 2 free packs of glossy photo paper when your order comes to £20 or more! Ends midnight on Friday the 18th of January 2019.


It is often the question whether it is better to produce your photos with dye or pigment based ink. Dyes are colourants dissolved in liquid while pigments inks are microscopic specks of solid colours that are suspended in liquid. You might use dye as it is cheaper and great for vivid prints. Dye is ideal for album photography, and the best results are on high gloss paper. But they could take a while to dry and will fade over time. Photos printed using dye inks last for about 25 years if protected by glass. Pigment inks are only for the top-end printers, and can produce high quality on a range of paper. They give long lasting and consistent results but lack in vibrancy.

So the choices your make will depend on your printing needs and budget. If for example you require colourful and vivid photographs then a combination of glossy paper and dye ink would be the best option. Also make sure your ink is compatible with your printer! Use our easy-to-use search tools to navigate the inks that match your printer on:

A quick guide to printing for photographers

Printing for Business Made Simple


Business Printing

If you are a business, the ongoing running costs of a printer can often eat into a business’ utilities budget as costs increase with high volume everyday use. With businesses tending to demand a lot from their printers, even smaller Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs), finding a cost-effective all-in-one printer with low upfront as well as running costs becomes of paramount importance.

For bulk printing, businesses should consider laser printers with attributes such as automatic double-sided printing. An all-purpose printer that scans and copies as well would be ideal, like the Epson Workforce printers for example, and for larger businesses, a printer that offers stapling is a bonus. Brother, HP, Canon and Samsung printers are among the very best brands for businesses.

However, which one of the range should you go for? Wireless and network printers are perfect for businesses environments with a large workforce. However, at this point, it is important to consider the running costs which boils down to the type of toner cartridges you decide to choose. Ink n Toner UK offers a wide range of cartridges that are compatible with thousands of different laser printers so by visiting the site and browsing through the options (on you become well equipped to make a strategic choice about your printer.

Remanufactured Cartridges vs OEM

Original toner cartridges ensure that you produce outstanding quality prints, and are perfect for professional business designers where the quality of the graphics and images are essential. However, whereas buying original toner cartridges repeatedly may cost you a fortune in the long term, premium remanufactured or value compatibles are far more affordable options that do not infringe on quality. (So before you buy your printer, consider the compatibility of different types of cartridges, and whether we offer compatible cartridges for your printer.) If however, you want the guaranteed match (at the very least) in print quality and page yield of an original cartridge, Xerox Ultimate and IBM Ultimate toner cartridges are also highly viable options as they still offer considerable savings against original cartridges. Click here for all Printer Toner Cartridges & Supplies.