half_tonerDid you know that it is common practice for printer manufacturers to include a ‘starter' or ‘introductory' toner/ink cartridge with a new printer? It seems that this practice is common for entry level printers which have lower profit margins, whereas on more expensive printers full cartridges are still included. Judging from product brochures on the Internet, most suppliers do this - with the exception of Canon. In fairness to the other manufacturers, their brochure does state than their printers come with a starter cartridge. That explains why one can't simply buy a new printer each time one needs a new toner or ink cartridge - unless it's a Canon.

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