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1 October 2020

Best laser printer toner

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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Andrew Laughlin

The cost of buying new laser toner could potentially run into hundreds of pounds, so if you own a laser printer you'll want to get the best possible deal when you restock 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
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n/a n/a
92%
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n/a
84%
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84%
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81%
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79%
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n/a n/a n/a
79%
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n/a
78%
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78%
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n/a n/a n/a
77%
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n/a n/a
68%

Table notes: In April 2020, we asked 1,209 Which? members about their experiences of buying toner online. 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 each retailer if asked. n/a means we had too few individual 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, you can find 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, in our survey 27 out of 31 people never experienced any issues at all with the best-rated compatible toner supplier.

Even if there were an issue, the company offers a money-back guarantee on all cartridges it sells. It also has a lifetime printer guarantee for its own-brand cartridges. If anything goes wrong, it'll cover the cost of repairing your printer, and replace it if need be.

Best laser toner brands

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Brand Print quality Ease of use Value for money Customer score
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86%
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86%
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80%
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77%
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73%
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73%
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72%

Table notes: Survey conducted in April 2020 with 8,788 Connect panel members. Toner cartridge sample size 1,278. We needed at least 30 responses for a brand to be included. Individual sample sizes in brackets. Print quality Survey based rating on how satisfied people are with the quality of prints. Ease of use Rating for ease of installing and using the toner. Customer Score Based on satisfaction and the likelihood of recommending each retailer if asked. 

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