Does a compatible toner void my warranty?

The Facts… The biggest advantages of using compatible toners are that they give good quality printing at a reduced cost, over branded toner toner cartridges. In our case, we aim to provide our ColourSoft Compatible laser toners at the same performance as our Original Counterparts, thus ensuring our customers get not only good value, but … Continue reading “Does a compatible toner void my warranty?”

Why does it say my cartridge is empty when I install it? 

Every cartridge is individually inspected, weighed and tested before packaging to ensure that it is filled with the correct amount of toner. This error message is usually the result of a cartridge that is not firmly seated in its designated slot.  To troubleshoot the problem, begin by completely removing the cartridge from its port. Reinstall … Continue reading “Why does it say my cartridge is empty when I install it? “

Do you need to buy Original Toners to get the best performance from your printer?

Some myths surrounding product specifications are circulating around the internet, alleging that using OEM products is the only way to ensure that you’ll get an OEM-level performance out of your cartridge. However, this just isn’t true. The publishers at PC World worked with researchers from the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) to compare the print … Continue reading “Do you need to buy Original Toners to get the best performance from your printer?”


Expiration dates are easy to overlook and ignore. Does anyone check the expiration dates for beef jerky or pasta noodles? Like that cup of mixed berry yogurt, toner and ink cartridges come with expiration dates that are kind of important to pay attention to. Especially when it comes to storage and usage. INK CARTRIDGES The … Continue reading “DO TONER CARTRIDGES EXPIRE?”

4 Common Printer Problems and Their Solutions

Many problems are associated with a printer. If you do not properly take care of your printer and maintain it regularly then the problems arise very frequently. The problems can be caused by many reasons such as poor toner quality, internal damage, improper configuration etc. Here are some common problems that you mostly face. Getting … Continue reading “4 Common Printer Problems and Their Solutions”

Differences between toner and drum

In laser printing, there is often talk of toners and drums. What many people aren’t aware of is that laser printing essentially requires both of these components. It doesn’t, however, seem possible to buy image drums for many printers. The reason for that is that particularly smaller, more affordable printers are equipped with so-called combi-cartridges. … Continue reading “Differences between toner and drum”

Inkjet V Laser Printer: Dawn of Cost Reduction

We have all been there – decisions, decisions. Choosing the right type of printer, either for home or work, has never been a walk in the park. One tricky part of buying a printer is undoubtedly deciding whether to get a laser printer or an inkjet printer. And for good reason. The two types of … Continue reading “Inkjet V Laser Printer: Dawn of Cost Reduction”

Just what is 5% coverage?

I often hear that customers can’t believe their ink or toner cartridge is empty.  Yet, when I check them, they are in fact empty. I know the perception is that cartridges don’t last as long as they should.  That is because of the page count on the box! These numbers really don’t mean much to … Continue reading “Just what is 5% coverage?”

Benefits of using Compatible Toners.

The market for compatible toners is very large, due to the need for affordable toner cartridges. However, not all compatible toner cartridges are made equal, and care should be taken when selecting the right product to purchase. There are many benefits to using compatible toner cartridges rather than brand name products. Here are some of … Continue reading “Benefits of using Compatible Toners.”

Compatible Ink and Toner – High Quality, Low Cost Alternatives to OEM.

Total Office Solutions is proud to offer its customers high quality, low cost on toner cartridges as reliable alternatives to over-priced OEM brand supplies. OEM’s like Hewlett Packard, Lexmark, Canon, Brother and Epson will often market printers at very low prices. Their objective is to then sell very high cost, high profit margin supplies to … Continue reading “Compatible Ink and Toner – High Quality, Low Cost Alternatives to OEM.”