Study Slams Third-party Toner Cartridges

Xerox commissioned SpencerLab Digital Color Laboratory to conduct an independent evaluation of its 6360 color toner cartridges and several compatible third-party cartridges. The results were surprising in that all of the third-party cartridges performed so poorly that the tests couldn’t be completed.

Cartridges from Cartridge World, Media Sciences, and Rhinotek left toner streaks, color fluctuations, toner leaks, created paper jams, and even printer damage. The scope of the study was limited since only one printer model was tested, but it does add some weight to Xerox’s claim that their own toner cartridges are more reliable. You can read the report at