Let’s admit. Original consumable inks aren’t that cheap, and the ones sold by your “trusty” ink refill company are much more affordable. But sometimes, bothering to buy the original consumables from a licensed distributor can actually save you a lot of money.
For one, while the entire Brother printing system (inkjet, laser printers, MFCs and fax machines) ensure quality and reliability, there are ingredients in its consumables that are optimized for specific Brother printers. Remember, inks are not created equal. Counterfits or so-called “alternatives” could work on your printer, but may severely damage over time, which may be very expensive to maintain or even repair.
Secondly, when you use original Brother Consumables, you are assured of unparalleled print quality. According to Brother, their “patented ink penetrates and dries on paper in optimal time, in order to prevent smearing during the printing process.” Also, their toner cartridges contain polymerized toner particles that “ensure smooth gear operations” even after printing more than a thousand pages. No more paper jams, and irritating ticking sounds while printing.
Giancarlo Viterbo is a Filipino Technology Journalist, blogger and Editor of gadgetpilipinas.net, He is also a Geek, Dad and a Husband. He knows a lot about washing the dishes, doing some errands and following instructions from his boss on his day job. Follow him on twitter: @gianviterbo and @gadgetpilipinas.