Tis the season – HP & Lexmark Toner Price Increase 2-17%

Wednesday, December 28th, 2011 | HP Toner

If you have an older HP LaserJet printer, you may want to stock up on supplies before the year is out. HP has announced a price increase effective January 1st, 2012 for all HP LaserJet toner cartridges. Cartridges for older machines or “legacy cartridges” will go up 12-17%, while cartridges from newer machines will only go up 2%. Our prices for new HP toner cartridges will go up January 1st, however our prices for new HP MICR toner cartridges will not go up until January 15th, 2012. We are stocking up on legacy cartridges to be converted into Premium or New MICR toner cartridges and will pass along lower costs as long as we can.

If you want to avoid the price increase, try our Advantage brand toner cartridges. You can expect the same print quality of Advantage brand toner cartridges as a new HP, they are the green lower cost alternative, and they’re backed by a money back guarantee. You can’t go wrong with Advantage toner cartridges!

While we can’t get our hands on a official list of legacy cartridges, we’ve been told by industry sources that the legacy list included the following cartridges:

  • Q5949A, Q5949X – LaserJet 1320, 1160, 3390
  • 92298A – LaserJet 4, 4+, 5
  • C9303A – LaserJet 5p, 6p
  • C3906A – LaserJet 5l, 6l
  • C3909A – LaserJet 8000, 5si
  • C4196A – LaserJet 2100, 2200
  • C4127A, C4127X – LaserJet 4000, 4050
  • C4182X – LaserJet 8100, 8150
  • C7115A, C7115X – LaserJet 1200, 1000, 1005, 1220, 3320n mfp
  • C8061A, C8061X – LaserJet 4100, 4150
  • Q2613A, Q2613X – LaserJet 1300
  • C9720A – Color LaserJet 4600, 4650
  • C9730A – Color LaserJet 5500, 5550

In addition to HP, Lexmark is also increasing prics by 3-7% January 1st.  While our new Lexmark cartridges will increase in price, our we don’t anticipate that our Lexmark new MICR toner cartridges will go up in price.


1 Comment to Tis the season – HP & Lexmark Toner Price Increase 2-17%

Marvin Masson
January 4, 2012

Note: We’re getting our HP toner cartridge prices updated and almost all of the increases were at 16-17% for legacy toner cartridges and 1.7% for the rest of the field. Only a few color legacy toner cartridges got the low end of the increase at 12%.

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