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To give you an idea of the kind of savings you could be making with City Ink Express, we thought we would share with you our HP toner cartridges price list. You will find both examples of original and compatible options on our HP toner cartridges price list, so you can choose whether you wish to have toner made by HP themselves, or a third-party manufacturer.


Though we’ll give you some examples from our HP toner cartridges price list, if you go to our HP toner page itself you will find a complete list of devices listed by their model number. All you must do then is select your model to be directed to a list of toner cartridges that are compatible with your particular printer.


Some examples are:


HP LaserJet 2100

C4096A LaserJet 2100 Compatible Toner | Black

£29.14 inc. VAT

C4096X LaserJet 2100 Compatible High Capacity Toner | Black

£36.16 inc. VAT



C4096A LaserJet 2100 Toner | Black

£92.32 inc. VAT


HP LaserJet 4000


C4127XX LaserJet 4000 Compatible High Capacity Toner | Black

£36.36 inc. VAT

C4127X LaserJet 4000 Compatible High Capacity Toner | Black

£40.43 inc. VAT


C4127X LaserJet 4000 High Capacity Toner | Black 

£114.19 inc. VAT

We pride on ourselves on our exquisite range of genuine toner cartridges as well as compatible high-quality alternative toner options for almost every leading printer manufacturer. Brother is a huge name in the printing industry, so naturally it was our perogative to ensure a well-stocked and versatile range of toner cartridges for all mainstream Brother printer model types. One of our most popular Brother printer model types is the Brother DCP Series of printers. We offer Brother DCP toner for almost 40 Brother DCP printer models, so if Brother DCP toner is what you're after then you have most certainly come to the right place!


Where possible, we will strive to offer genuine Brother toner cartridges for the Brother DCP range, as well as a lower-cost and equal-quality option for those who don't wish to splash the cash on Brother DCP toner. When we can, we will also seek to offer a variety of other spare parts for your printer, as well as the essential Brother DCP toner. We can occasionally offer feed rollers, fuser units, drums, imaging units and imaging drum toner cartridges for your Brother DCP range, so if you need any of these spare parts please don't hesitate to get in touch and we'll see what we can do for you!


Some of the most popular Brother DCP model types are the following, and we offer Brother DCP toner options for each and every one! 


1. Brother DCP-7055


2. Brother DCP-9010cn 


3. Brother DCP-9055CDN


Our Brother DCP toner is of exceptional quality and you won't believe how low the prices are! You should stock up immediately. 

We know how frustrating it can be when you’ve gone to the effort of purchasing some new toner only to find out your new cartridge isn’t working. To help you out, we’ve listed some of the most common problems that arise with new cartridges, and how to fix them.


Have You Inserted Your Cartridge Correctly?

Sometimes your issue can be as simple as not inserting your cartridge correctly – listen out for a click when inserting your toner, and even give a slight pull on it to ensure it’s in place.

Is The Shipping Label Removed Correctly?

The shipping label prevents any ink from escaping your cartridge in transit, so before inserting your cartridge make sure all the packing material and the tab is fully removed.


Have You Performed A Cold Start?

Sometimes your printer will not read your new cartridge as it will still be processing the old one. In order to clear your memory perform a cold start to allow the new cartridge to be recognised.


How Long Have You Had Your Cartridge For?

Remember, toner does have a shelf-life, and when it nears the date it can dry up, or get moist and clump up. Make sure you rotate your large stores of toner so that you’re using the older ones first in order to avoid this problem.

If you currently own or are planning to purchase a laser printer, then unfortunately toner is something you need to get to grips with. Toner cartridges are an essential element of any laser printer and indeed without one your printer simply won't print! If you want to stay on top of your printing game, you need to know the ins and outs of toner to really make the most out of your printer. We regularly get tweeted, emailed and facebooked all manner of questions about toner cartridges, so we thought we'd put together this handy FAQ blog post to try and answer all of the most common toner questions in one place. 


Toner Cartridge FAQs 

1. Are toner cartridges expensive?

To put it simply - yes, they tend to be. Toner is a powder form of ink, rather than the traditional gloopy ink we're used to with printers. A standard toner cartridge is more expensive than a standard ink cartridge, however there are a variety of compatible toner cartridges for most printer models which are significantly cheaper than manufacturer branded toner cartridges. Of course, the more you print the more you'll have to replace your toner - so indeed it depends entirely on how often you print and whether you're opting for manufacturer or quality alternative toner cartridges. 


2. How long does a toner cartridge last? 

This depends on how often you print, the type of printing you're doing (if you're printing high-quality images obviously more toner will be used) and whether or not you correctly installed and cleaned your cartridges when you first purchased them. You should regularly schedule cleaning courses for your toner to keep it on top of its game. A standard toner cartridge should last you a couple of months though!


3. How does the quality of a toner cartridge compare to that of a standard ink cartridge?

A toner cartridge should produce documents and pictures of a much higher standard than an ink cartridge. 


4. Is a genuine manufacturer toner better than a compatible alternative toner cartridge?

Technically speaking yes. Printers are designed to have compatible toner cartridges from the same manufacturer. However, in our experience we have found our range of carefully selected high-quality alternative toner cartridges produce documents and images of equal standard to genuine manufacturer toner, without the cost!


5. What do I do with my empty toner cartridge?

Recycle it! There are a number of companies who will do this for you and collect your toner cartridges for free - some will even pay money for the privilege! 

Y U No Print


If you thought that printing was kind of a boring topic, think again. We at City Ink Express have been in this business for a long time, and we've learned that printing - and printers in particular - can inspire a wider range of emotions than all the world's poetry and music and art put together. Emotions like...




Fry on printers



More frustration!

Cancel print meme






Out of magenta



Yet more frustration!

Cat printing meme



And finally - if, by some black magic, you actually manage to print your document - overwhelming pride!


Got printer to print meme


More of this sort of thing on our Printing Memes board.

HP LaserJet 4000 Series is Hewlett Packard’s range of monochrome laser printers that come in the medium-duty category. The HP LaserJet 4000 series uses a similar nomenclature that they’ve applied to many other of their series’:


n: network Ready (as standard)


t: twin paper trays


d: double sided printing


s: stacker for your output tray


l: includes stapler


So you can tell purely by looking at the names of the devices themselves what factory-standard features they will include – which certainly makes the job of purchasing a lot easier!


If for example you wished for a high-speed laser printer which featured twin paper trays and came network ready, you may want to look at the HP LaserJet 4250tn. Say you were looking for a quality colour laser printer that was just network ready, we’d suggest the HP LaserJet 4500n. If none of those printers had quite the specifications list you required, and you wanted a kind of Swiss army-style printer we’d point you to the HP LaserJet 4300dtnsl – which handily contains all of the features mentioned above!


Owners of printers from the 4000 series all remark on the consistent quality of the prints, and if you do decide to make the jump to Hewlett Packard then come on over City Ink Express for the best deals on HP toner cartridges!

If you use a laser printer then you might well be wondering what to do with your toner cartridges once they've run dry. Simply throwing them away isn't a particularly eco-friendly choice - why not recycle them instead?


There are many companies in the UK who will be more than happy to take your empty inkjet cartridges, but toner cartridges are a little trickier. Since they're too big to fit in an envelope, you won't find many recycling services out there for laser users.


Still, there are some companies who can help, and we at City Ink Express have scoured the internet for them so you don't have to. Here are 3 companies who can recycle your used toner cartridges:

The Recycling Factory

The Recycling Factory

The Recycling Factory are based in Lincolnshire, and they accept some Brother and HP toner cartridges (there's a full list of accepted models on their website). These are recycled for the benefit of various charities, including the NSPCC and the British Heart Foundation.


How does it work?

They send you a box and collect your cartridge free of charge.


Empty Cartrdige logo

Empty Cartridge


With offices in Milton Keynes and Northern Ireland, Empty Cartridge are among the country's leading recyclers of ink and toner cartridges. You can even earn money by offloading your empties to these guys!


How does it work?

Empty Cartridge will collect free of charge, but only if you have at least 15 items of value. If you've been printing for many years and saving your empty cartridges, this might be a good way to get rid of them.



Takeback Ltd logo

Takeback Ltd.

According to the company's website, Takeback have been collecting ink and toner cartridges (as well as unwanted mobile phones) since way back in the early '90s. You can choose to sell your empty cartridges or donate them charitably.


How does it work?

You'll have to register an account on the Takeback website - once you've done that, you can arrange for collection and, if you choose to sell, select a method of payment.


Of course, if your toner cartridge is empty, you probably need a new one! Click here to see our comprehensive range of replacement toner cartridges.

A question we get asked a lot is ‘just how good are generic toner cartridges’ (or ‘compatible’ toner as it is also called)? ‘Are they better than the original?’ ‘Even if they were equal, as generic toner cartridges tend be a lot more reasonable then surely they would be the superior choice?’


The answer to this question is actually fairly simple: generic toner is more than competent enough to handle home-use and internal office documents, though the more consistent and professional print-quality of original cartridges makes them ideal for outgoing documents; though having put it fairly bluntly, we can go into a tad more detail on some of these points to let you know how we came to such a conclusion.



A study* done on HP LaserJet cartridges and generic alternatives found that the original exhibited no reliability failures whatsoever, while the generic toner scored an average of 41.7%. This isn’t to say the generic toner cartridges are unreliable full-stop, just that you will find the original a lot more consistent – this does seemingly justify the larger price-tag.



Results from that same study showed that original toner cartridges printed out sample pages which were deemed acceptable for multiple uses 97% of the time; compatible toner on the other hand only managed to score 61%. Again these results are heavily in favour of the original toner, though we think it’s fair to point out that you don’t always need a perfect print-out – it depends on the situation.


The study basically reiterates what we’ve always said: yes generic toner cartridges are completely competent but they cannot match original when it comes to reliability and quality, but where they can outdo the manufacturers-own is on price – basically, it’s that old cliché of you get what you pay for.


Because generic toner is more reasonable and still produces fair prints, we think this makes it ideal for everyday printing when quality is not paramount. If you are sending an outbound document and you want it to look pristine, you’re going to want to go with an original cartridge.



*You can find the full study here:

Purchasing a brand new laser printer and experiencing print quality unlike any you've had before is a very exciting thing. The novelty of beautifully printed work or photographs takes a long time to wear off, if ever, but when your printer runs out of toner we are greeted with feelings of disappointment, frustration and confusion...especially when you research how expesive your standard toner cartridge can be! Combine this with the usually difficult task of finding the correct toner cartridge for your printer and you've got a real nightmare on your hands. Unless of course, you shop for cheap toner cartridges at City Ink Express.


Our range of cheap toner cartridges are extremely well-priced; we even have a whole range of compatible high-quality alternative toner cartridges for most printer models for those who wish to keep the costs down! And choosing the correct toner cartridge for your printer couldn't be more simple.


Head over to our cheap toner cartridges page, select your printer manufacturer and then search for your printer model. There you will be presented with all available toner options compatible with your laser printer - et voila!  We have a toner cartridge to suit every budget, and where we can we strive to offer a variety of other spare parts for your printer model too! 


Shop cheap toner cartridges with City Ink Express today.