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)
Criteria for inkjet cartridges made by: (Click the logo)
Brother laser cartridges
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
At the Setup Cartridges made by Canon there is printed Starter on the label aside the normal article number.
Hewlett Packard laser cartridges
At the HP Setup cartridges aside the normal article number there is Introductory printed on the cartridge´s label.
Samsung laser cartridges
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
At the OKI Setup cartridges the black pins on the side of the cartridge are missing.
HP inkjet cartridges
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.