Kyocera has spent decades developing technologies that consistently deliver lower running costs than our competitors. Toner is not a “one size fits all” consumable and there is only one supplier who can deliver the quality, economy and reliability you expect when you purchase a KYOCERA device.
Once your business has taken the first step to lowering running costs with Kyocera devices, it may seem logical to try and reduce costs further by using non-original toner. However, the use of non-original toner can jeopardise the benefits you receive with your Kyocera product and turn out to be much more expensive than you thought.
Choosing Kyocera can mean producing up to 85% less waste during the life of the device thanks to ECOSYS technology. Kyocera devices produce significantly less waste because the ECOSYS concept does not involve the replacement of the photoconductor drum and developer unit when the toner runs out. For example: an average competitor’s toner container includes 60 separately manufactured components, while an original Kyocera toner cartridge can have as few as four parts, all easily recyclable.
Counterfeit toner is manufactured and packaged to look almost identical to an original Kyocera toner. However, the big difference comes in the quality, reliability and performance where counterfeit toners can’t compete. Counterfeit toner is manufactured and sold illegally, which is why Kyocera is in close co-operation with customs and law enforcement agencies throughout the EMEA region to remove counterfeit products from the market.
Kyocera applies security features to its products to guarantee that customers know that they are using only the best products. The security hologram, in combination with a Handy Viewer, permits a secure product authentication. In addition, there is often unusually low pricing of counterfeits product, but what may look like a bargain can turn out to be very costly. In order to be certain that a product is genuine, it is always advisable to purchase through an authorised Kyocera channel partner.
A recent Comparative Performance Test - KYOCERA ECOSYS M5526cdw OEM Toner versus Nine Third-Party Toner Brands showed that:
Ultimately, it is a customer’s decision whether to use a Kyocera original toner or non-original one. Protect your printer and your warranty by using Kyocera Genuine Toner only.
Your business can save money with genuine toner. Original Kyocera toners are independently tested to deliver a specific number of pages and you can be certain that the Kyocera cartridge you purchase will deliver the output volume you expect, which may not be the case for non-original toners.
The high image quality for which Kyocera devices are known is linked to the tiny size and accurate shape of the individual toner particles in an original Kyocera toner cassette. Non-original toner particles may be too large or poorly shaped and unable to deliver the same quality.
Kyocera toner does not contain harmful substances such as mercury, cadmium, lead and nickel, Chromium VI compounds, dyes that might release carcinogenic particles.
The long-life design of Kyocera devices is fundamentally different to other laser products. The durable components in our ECOSYS and TASKalfa multifunctionals are designed to operate in conjunction with original Kyocera toner.