When the time comes to purchase new toner and supplies for your Xerox VersaLink B610 Mono Printer, you'll find yourself presented with a choice. That decision is whether to buy genuine toners that have been designed and manufactured by Xerox particularly for your printer or a third-party alternative. If the only factor that you're taking into account is the price of the toner itself, then the third-party option can look attractive. However, there is a range of factors beyond the price of the cartridge that impact how much it actually costs to print each page using your Xerox VersaLink B610 Mono Printer and it's important that you consider all of them before making a decision on what to buy.
Things to think about before you buy toner
As well as the cost of your chosen ink supply, you'll want to make sure that you know how many pages it will be able to print before it requires replacement and the quality of the pages it will produce. It's also worth checking if there's a recycling scheme in place that will enable you to dispose of the cartridges safely once you have finished using them. Xerox offers this type of scheme and will be happy to take back your cartridges once you have finished using them.
The question of quality
Not all inks are made the same. Genuine inks from Xerox that have been designed for your Xerox VersaLink B610 generally have the highest print quality. Conversely, some third-party inks will struggle to give you good quality consistently, and this may force you to print some documents multiple times or switch to a higher quality setting that uses more ink. This can push the cost of printing using third-party ink above the cost you'd encounter using the genuine product that Xerox has approved for use with your printer.