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Best cheap printer ink

Best laser printer toner

By Andrew Laughlin

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Buying laser toner can put a serious dent in your wallet. See the brands making the best laser toner and the cheapest places to buy toner online. 

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With the cost of buying new laser toner potentially running into hundreds of pounds, if you own a laser printer you'll want to get the best possible deal when you re-stock your supply. 

Based on our survey of real customers, below are the best online retailers for laser toner, rated for service, value and the range of laser toner they offer. 

And further down, see the best laser toner brands that match high-quality prints with excellent value for money. 

Best places to buy laser toner online 

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Brand Customer service Range of ink Finding your toner Value for money Customer score
n/a 88%
84%
84%
n/a n/a n/a 82%
79%
78%
n/a 74%
n/a n/a 69%

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Table notes: In April 2019 we asked 1,055 Which? members about their experiences buying laser-toner online, and we asked 1,212 members to rate individual toner brands. We required at least 30 responses for a brand to be included. Individual sample sizes for each brand shown in brackets. The customer score is based on satisfaction and the likelihood of recommending the brand if asked. n/a means we had too few responses to give a rating.

Choosing the best laser toner 

In contrast to inkjet owners, most laser printer users buy branded toner because the third-party choice is more limited.

While the big names tend to dominate the toner market, one of our top-five laser-toner brands sells compatible and remanufactured toner cartridges – sometimes at a fraction of the price of original alternatives.

And if you're worried about having problems with third-party toner, of the best-rated compatible toner supplier, only three out of 67 customers in our survey reported that the toner didn’t work in their printer. 

And even in these cases, the company offers a warranty and money-back guarantee on all cartridges it sells. 

Best laser toner brands 

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Brand Print quality Ease of use Value for money Customer score
76%
75%
75%
73%
62%

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