Advantages of Toner with Drum Unit Combos

advantages of toner with drum combo

There are essentially two ways to buy consumables in the market when you consider how the toner and drum units are sold. Either they are sold together or the two components are sold separately and therefore are replaced separately.

So how do you know when it is time to replace the toner? The toner cartridge contains powder used for creating the image. When the toner is running out you will notice your prints are being inconsistent or too light, and sometimes even blank. However, the drum is the component that transfers the toner to the paper. You will know when it is time to replace the drum, as when the drum is at the end of its life, you will begin to see lines or similar errors repeated across the page. So, the obvious advantage of buying a combo is if you see both of these happening (therefore implying both need replacement) However, if only one or the other has reached the end of its life then you may believe it would be advantageous to buy separately, that is buy just the one you require, but actually you may need to replace the other too further in time.

As drum units typically tend to last much longer than toner cartridges (though this is dependent on the design), you will probably find that in most cases, it is the toner that runs out. Also if you like to buy our own brand cartridges as opposed to the OEM products (i.e. made by the manufacturer of your printer) you will more likely spend less money as refilled and generic toner are less costly and have the same life span (last as long) as original toners. Only these instances, previously it was easier to find alternatives when the toner was separate from the drum. The reason behind this is that, the manufacturer is meant to refill the toner and refurbish the drum, but usually they only refill the toner and forget about the drum. You can also buy the OEM drum if you prefer that whilst getting any of the compatible toners for your printer when you buy from us. But we have made it easier for you by matching the compatible toner with its accompanying compatible drum. We would highly recommend buying the combo, as to be honest there are really not any disadvantages to buying the combo as both the toner and drum will run out at some point anyway!

Also, toner and drum combos are great value especially if you need to replace both, but also in the instances when you need to replace only one, as the other can be kept for when the one in your printer has reached the end of its life. Check out our great value top selling toner and drum combos for Brother, Xerox, Panasonic, HP, OKI and Samsung!

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