A toner cartridge contains the toner powder used to create text and graphics on a page, melting toner dust onto a page. Toner cartridges may hold more supplies and print more pages than ink cartridges. Moreover, if you need to do a lot of printing, toner cartridges are perfect as they are cost-effective.

Ink cartridges may be dye-based or pigment-based. Inkjet printers most commonly include dye-based inks. This type of ink is more cost-effective than pigment-based and more valued for providing vibrant, true-to-life black or color prints.