Help Center - The Main Differences Between Toner and Ink

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The Main Differences Between Toner and Ink

The physical characteristics of ink and toner cartridges differ considerably, both in terms of design format and contents. Toner and ink cartridges are both used to print documents and photos, but the methods by which inkjet and laser printers accomplish this are fundamentally different. For one, toner is a powder, while ink is a liquid. In order to fully understand how toner cartridges and ink cartridges are so different, consumers need a basic knowledge of printer technology. A closer look at inkjet and laser printer functionality can help to illuminate the ways in which toner and ink work differently.