Differentiation Tips


Some of the toner cartridges and inkjet cartridges have different purchase prices even though they look a like.

Some of the toner cartridges and inkjet cartridges have different purchase prices even though they look a like. To help you differentiate between the cartridges, we have listed the respective types as follows. Most often we don´t buy these Setup cartridges which are shipped together with the printer. Usually these cartridges are labelled with Starter, Setup, Introductory, Instant Ink Ready or Initial.



Criteria for laser cartridges made by: (Click the logo)

Brother Tonerkartusche Canon Tonerkartusche Hewlett Packard Tonerkartusche Samsung Tonerkartusche
OKI Tonerkartusche


Criteria for inkjet cartridges made by: (Click the logo)

Hewlett Packard Tintenpatronen



Brother laser cartridges



Starter laser cartridges von Brother

Starter laser cartridges von Brother

At the Brother Setup cartridge there is on TN and the color printed on the label instead of the full article number (for example TN-1050).



Canon laser cartridges



Starter laser cartridges von Canon

Starter laser cartridges von Canon

At the Setup Cartridges made by Canon there is printed Starter on the label aside the normal article number.



Hewlett Packard laser cartridges



Starter laser cartridges von HP

Starter laser cartridges von HP

At the HP Setup cartridges aside the normal article number there is Introductory printed on the cartridge´s label.



Samsung laser cartridges

Starter laser cartridges von Samsung

Starter laser cartridges von Samsung

At the Samsung Setup cartridges the normal article number is missing. Instead there is Replace with and Initial printed on the label.



OKI laser cartridges

Starter laser cartridges von OKI

Starter laser cartridges von OKI

At the OKI Setup cartridges the black pins on the side of the cartridge are missing.




HP inkjet cartridges

Starter Tintenpatronen von HP

On the Setup cartridges of HP the hint is printed on the label. There are inkjets marked with Small, Setup Cartridge, Instant Ink Ready and Setup H Cartridge.


Starter Tintenpatronen von HP Starter Tintenpatronen von HP
Starter Tintenpatronen von HP Starter Tintenpatronen von HP