CH Africa: Your Number One Stop for Ink and Toner Cartridges for All Major Printer Brands

Modern printing technology is utilised in almost every industry and it is estimated that the world produces around 300 million tons of paper every year. While endeavours to go paperless are gaining some traction, certain documents need to be printed in hardcopy. This is imperative when it comes to financial records, legal documents, design proofs, insurance papers, receipts of expenses, training manuals or books, and documents that need to be signed. Printing is also essential in the art world and artists and photographers alike are often on the hunt for the best printing solutions.

It is important that you get the correct ink and toner cartridges for your particular printer brand. While cheaper options are available, these can harm your printer in the long run and end up costing you more. Before we look at the myriad of benefits associated with buying reputable products for your printing needs, let us have a quick look at the differences between ink cartridges and toner cartridges and why exactly these two printing mediums are so important. While it might seem obvious, it is easy to confuse the two and such a mistake could damage your printer.

Ink has been used for thousands of years and has enabled us to access records of the past. In fact, ink has given us an invaluable link to the past and helps us understand the lives of our ancestors. However, it was not as easily accessible as it is today and was often created from an array of interesting and sometimes grizzly materials. People from days gone by used an array of strange substances to create ink, including ground bone and ash, squid ink, soot, tree bark, and animal blood.

While these innovative solutions have given us amazing insight into the past, modern technology has made printing an easy feat. Luckily, in today’s world, ink can be easily accessed. So, let us take a look at our different types of cartridges and how they work for different types of printers.
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Ink Cartridges: The Perfect Pick for Inkjet Printing

These are needed for Inkjet printers. These cartridges are filled with liquid and contain varying colour pigments to produce difference colour dyes. These cartridges work by squirting small drops of ink onto the page. The ink is squirted through very tiny nozzles and creates the desired image on the page. Ink cartridges are created with either pigment or dye and each of these is better suited to different printing needs.

Dye-Based Ink is great for text or image printing and is able to create sharp and vivid prints. However, this type of ink is unfortunately not waterproof, and images and text might begin to fade after five to twenty years. This is a great option if you want to print worksheets or pages that will not need to retain optimum quality for decades. This ink is slightly cheaper and thus a popular pick in many industries.  
Pigment-Based Ink creates images that last longer and is often used in art or design industries. This type of ink often comes in more tonal varieties and can thus capture intricate colour designs, vivid contrasts, and greater depth. Photographers might opt for pigment dye when it comes to printing out their works. This often creates greater depth and tonal variety and can lead to a more impressive print. Artists will also carefully choose their paper in accordance with the type of work they are creating. Choosing the correct printing paper is an art form in itself and creatives will often choose between matte finishes, semi-gloss, or fibre-based paper.

Toner Cartridges: The Best Solution for Laser Printing

Toner cartridges are often utilised in office spaces and are created for laser printers. Laser printers are cost-effective and speedy and thus a great choice for any industry that needs to do a lot of printing, including legal firms, accounting firms, or educational institutions. If you are planning on using a lot of black ink, then this might be your best bet. Toner cartridges are made with a very fine powder, unlike their liquid ink cartridge counterparts. The powder is located in a drum compartment and it fuses to paper when heat is used. Laser printing is great for text or medium-quality colour prints (for graphs and the likes). It has the added benefit of not running and is thus great if you need to print bulk quantities.

While all these differences might seem overwhelming, we are always happy to help clients with their particular needs. Our dedicated sales team is passionate about printing and always happy to advise you on what products will best suit your company. Knowledge is power, and the right printing tools can take your business to new and exciting heights. Choosing the correct materials can also save you money in the long run. We are always available for a chat and love nothing more than helping our clients to find printing solutions that work for them and cut unnecessary costs.

Our Products

When it comes to ink and toner cartridges, we have products available for a number of top printer brands. We stock both original manufacturer equipment (OEM) and reputable generics. Printer-brand cartridges we stock include:
  • HP
  • Canon
  • Epson
  • Lexmark
  • Samsung
  • Brother
  • Oki
  • Kyocera
  • Xerox
While OEM products are advised, reputable generics are a great solution for those needing to cut costs. However, it is imperative that you choose a reputable supplier that you can trust. Some generic models can cause great damage to your printer and while their brilliant pricing might seem tempting initially, they can cause a lot of problems long term. Choosing high-quality ink and toner solutions will ensure that your printer stays happy and a happy printer leads to better work productivity and less expense. Benefits of opting for a trusted brand include:

Enhancing the Lifespan of Your Printer: Quality ink and toner cartridges will enhance the life of your printer. They are specifically created with your printer brand in mind and will not destroy any of the internal mechanisms. While these cartridges are pricier than subpar knockoffs, they will ensure that your printer operates at an optimum level and will not leak or cause problems.
Often Coming with A Guarantee: Reputable suppliers believe in the quality of their products, and thus, cartridges will come with various guarantees. This safeguards you as a customer and means that your printer is always protected.

Saving You Money in The Long Run: Protecting your printer from unnecessary damage is important if you want to save money. This means that you will not have to fork out on a new printer and can continue to print high-quality work. Printers, when well looked after and cared for, can last for many years.

Why Choose CH Africa for All Your Printer Solutions?

We have over 25 years of experience in the printing industry and we are thus a company that you can count on. We have built a reliable network of suppliers over the past two decades and strive to give clients an affordable service that works. Our core values are integrity, reliability, and service excellence, and we strongly believe that these beliefs need to shine through every interaction and order.
We go the extra mile for our valuable clients and believe in the importance of forging long-lasting relationships with our customers. Since we offer wholesale deals to various industries, including government, we are also able to offer clients highly competitive prices. If you have large printing needs, this is an affordable solution. We also buy back unused cartridges, and if you are looking to sell yours, then drop us a message via our website.

Contact us today for your unique quotation. Our dedicated team will tailor the quote to meet your personal needs, and as always, will strive to give you a great deal. We have both OEM models and generics and thus have something for every budget and printing need. Since we pride ourselves on always being a part of the solution, every order will come with a free 100 ml bottle of hand sanitiser. We also have masks available and these can be ordered alongside your printing products.

We believe that everyone needs to be a part of flattening the curve, and this is our small way to support our clients and our community. We are contactable via email, landline, and even Skype and look forward to hearing from you.
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