The Xerox Phaser series of printers have been providing small to mid-sized businesses with quality printing supplies for many years. The Phasers offer a wide variety of printers for various functions, from multi-purpose printers, copiers and fax machines to high quality printing perfect for graphic arts and visual media. Xerox Phaser ink can be divided into two categories by the type of printer model purchased: toner ink for the laser printers, designed for small but frequent print jobs, and the solid ink sticks best used in color printing for graphics and photos.
When it comes to the former case buying Xerox Phaser ink can be a fairly expensive endeavor. Replacement toner cartridges are far from cheap despite having a 2,000-5,000 page capacity, particularly if purchased from the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM), Xerox. This price can be reduced by a great deal if you choose to buy third part “compatible” cartridges, so named due to being designed to fit the OEM specifications in order to be compatible with select models of printers. That price can be reduced even further by purchasing a refill kit and adding the toner to your empty cartridge on your own; although this method is discouraged by the manufacturer and can even void your warranty in some locations.
Fortunately the solid ink printers offer a much cheaper option for purchasing Xerox ink. Each solid ink stick sells for between $20 to $30 and is capable of printing about 1,000 pages each, making it the best option for affordable ink. Many outlets market the solid ink printer as having high quality color printing for black and white prices. Even better, solid ink sticks are not housed in the plastic and metal cartridges that toner is, which cuts down on the amount of pollution that these printers generate.