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How to find the right toner for your Laser Printer?

  1. Laser Printers:

Principle of laser printer is same as that of a photocopy machine. Laser beam is used to produce image on a drum, which alters the electrical charge on the drum wherever it hits. Then the drum is rolled over a reservoir of toner which is picked up by the charged portions of drum.  Finally, the toner is transferred to the paper through a combination of heat and pressure. Following are some of the characteristics of a laser printers:

  • Speed: The number of pages the printer can print usually given in pages per minute (PPM). Price of laser printer is defined by PPM. More the PPM more will be the price of printer.
  • Memory: Every laser printer comes with a built-in memory that in some cases can also be upgraded. Speed of the printer depends on the memory.
  • Resolution: Graphics quality depends on the resolution of the laser printer. Color toner printer have more resolution than black & white printers.
  • Duplexing: The ability of printer to print on both sides automatically. It is important when printing a booklet etc.
  • Paper type: Modern laser printer support different size and thicknesses of pages like papers with matte, satin or glossy finishes; photo papers; cover and card stock; and transparencies.
  • Consumables: Three type of consumables in laser printers: printer toner cartridges, print drums and fusers.

 

  1. How to take care of Laser Printers:

  • Protect Yourself: Make sure to turn off your printer properly before doing any type of maintenance work to ensure both safety for you and your printer.
  • Location of printer: Printer should be installed on a level surface and in a properly ventilated and dust free place to increase its service life.
  • Printer temperature: Protect laser printer from very high and low temperatures. cold-weather area, before powering the printer be sure to let the printer warm to room temperature.
  • Static Buildup: Excess of static charge can cause background noise and affect the quality of print as laser printer uses static charge to attract toner from the drum. Anti-static wipers can be used to clean the machine from inside as well as outside.
  • Keep it clean: Most basic principle of a machine also applies to printer to keep it neat and clean and avoid any clogging of dust, debris and ink which may lead to jams and poor performance.  A damp cloth/paper towel or kitchen roll can be used to remove dust from outside the printer but for inside use lint free cloth. Avoid using any type of liquid for cleaning the printer because moisture will do harm to your printer. A vacuum cleaner is also a good option for cleaning printer from dust. While cleaning your laser printer, the last thing you want is to have toner in your lungs or on your skin. Special care should be taken to clean the laser printer to avoid inhaling toner particles in your lungs.
  • Protect your fuser unit of laser printer: The fuser unit is one of the most delicate component in the printer. Printer can be used for years if fuser unit is properly maintained.  Avoid; small hard objects like staples or pins, recycled papers, improper papers and force to remove jammed papers.
  • Choose the right Printer toner refill: Printer drum will be damaged by usage of poor printer toner. Two types of toners are available in the market one made by the manufacturer and the other made by third parties that are compatible with your printer model e.g. brother printer toner. Compatible printer toners made by third parties are always cheaper than the toner made by the manufacturers. If your photo printing is more and you want to do it cheaper as well reliable you can have hp printer toner and Samsung laser printer toner for hp and Samsung laser printers, respectively from printer pleasers.
  • Do not run your printer on low Toner: Always keep an eye on your toner health and use a healthy toner for better results and increase printer life.
  • Take caution when replacing the toner: Always read the instruction manual before replacing the toner. Compatibility of cartridge with the printer is most important.
  • Pick the right paper for better results: Paper selection plays an important role in printing a photo or document on your printer as final result of your project is on paper.  Non compatible papers will sometimes result in paper jam or low-quality print. Always buy branded paper for a branded printer.
  • Always use Updated software and drivers for your printer: Software update are provided to make the software bug free and fast. Genuine software is always provided with updates so install genuine software and update it regularly for smooth operation of your printer. This will keep your printer in a good condition. Software-based maintenance also needs updated version of software.
  • Fix errors according to instruction manual: Instruction manual is vital part of any hardware. it will help in removing any type of mechanical error given in the form of error code in modern printers. Keep your printer instruction manual safe. Consult instruction manual before fixing any kind of mechanical or any type of error. For example, if you a clogged paper and error is displayed on the screen of the printer then manual consultation is important to fix and remove the paper.
  • Turn it off: Turn off your printer when it is not in use. Printer generates heat while they are on and that will damage fuser unit. Wear and tear in other parts of the printer is always expected when printer is always on. So best practice is to turn off your printer when it is not in use.

 

  1. Color toners:

Most of the laser printers uses four colors and has a different toner cartridge for each one: Yellow(Y), Magenta (M), Cyan (C), and Black (K). Health of all these toner cartridges can be seen on the display of the printer and status LED gives warning about the specific toner cartridge that should be replaced. Following steps should be adopted to replace the specific color toner (shown from display or LED warning) or the all-in-one toner cartridge depending which type of laser printer you are using.

  • Turn off the printer and disconnect the power cable of the printer.
  • Open the toner cartridge access door.
  • Pull out the specific color toner cartridge or all-in one-color toner cartridge by grasping it from both sides.
  • Remove the new toner cartridge from its package.
  • Holding both sides of the new cartridge and move it back and forth to distribute the toner.
  • Push the toner cartridge into the printer until it is firmly seated.
  • Close the toner cartridge access door.

  1. Monochrome toners:

Black & white laser printers have black toner as the only toner cartridge. Warning message on the printer display or on software indicates that it is time to replace the black toner. Steps that should be followed for replacing black toner are given below:

  • Turn off the printer and disconnect the power cable of the printer.
  • Open the toner cartridge access door.
  • Pull out the toner cartridge by grasping it from both sides.
  • Remove the new toner cartridge from its package.
  • Holding both sides of the new cartridge and move it back and forth to distribute the toner.
  • Push the toner cartridge into the printer until it is firmly seated.
  • Close the toner cartridge access door.

  1. Replacement toners - why you should choose replacements

Replacement is necessary if a warning message is displayed on the printer or computer screen that a specific color toner cartridge is depleted.  Toner cartridges are of three types; original equipment manufacturer (OEM) cartridges, remanufactures & compatible toner cartridges. Original cartridges are ink and toner cartridges that are manufactured by the printer manufacturers themselves and are designed to be used in brand-specific printers only. E.g.  brother printer toner, hp printer toner and Samsung printer toner.

Compatible printer cartridges are new cartridges that match original printer manufacturer cartridges in specification but which can be purchased at a lower price. E.g. Compatible 540-3A Toner Cartridge for HP, Compatible 716 Toner Cartridge for Canon, and Compatible Toner Cartridge for Samsung CLP-620ND by printing pleasures.

Remanufactured cartridges are existing cartridges that have been taken apart, rebuilt and then refilled with ink or toner.

 

  1. How to choose the best toner for your printer:

Life of your printer depends on the selection of the best toner. Here’s what you need to know about printer toner selection:

  • Know Your Toner Cartridge Model.
  • Color or black Toner.
  • Page yield: number of pages you want to print until next replace.
  • original equipment manufacturer (OEM), remanufactured or compatible toner. We recommend using our printer toner replacements - Low price and great quality will guarantee your printer a longer life.
  • Individual or combo package for quantity discount.

 

  7. How to install toner in the printer:

  • Turn off your printer and allow it to cool.
  • Locate your toner cartridge compartment and pull out the cover to reveal the cartridges.
  • Remove the printer toner cartridge.
  • Open your toner cartridge replacement. Make sure to remove the protective cover.
  • Put the new toner cartridge firmly according to their indicated color. Lock them securely.
  • Push back the cartridge compartment and close the cover.
  • Plug in and restart the printer. If all steps were done correctly, you should be able to print as usual

  1. How often to replace the toner in the printer:

Replacement of the toner depends on

  • The usage of the printer and time (shelf life). The more your print, more often you will have to replace the toner. Also, toner that have completed shelf life need replacement even if a single page is not printed.
  • The type of page you print. If the printed page has more colors and text than the test page than toner will need replacement before it reaches page limit.
   

  9. Our bestsellers

Printing pleasure provides compatible printer toner cartridges for all type of laser printers and 80% of money can be saved by using these type of toners. Our top 3 best seller cheap toner printer cartridge are:

      1. Compatible 540-3A Toner Cartridge for HP Laser Printer:
    • Built to ISO9001 and ISO14001 Factory Standard
    • Fitted with Latest Chip & Ready for Immediate Use
    • Great Print Quality and Reliable Performance for Fast, Professional Printing Quality
    • Works with ALL HP Printers that Use HP 125A (CB540A) Toner Cartridge
    • 3-Year 100% Quality Satisfaction Product Guarantee which covers any quality, reliability and performance issues for up to 3 years
          2. Compatible 716 Toner Cartridge for Canon Laser Printer:
    • Built to ISO9001 and ISO14001 Factory Standard
    • Fitted with Latest Chip & Ready for Immediate Use
    • Great Print Quality and Reliable Performance for Fast, Professional Printing Quality
    • Works with ALL Canon Printers that Use Canon CRG716 (1980B002AA) Toner Cartridge
    • 3-Year 100% Quality Satisfaction Product Guarantee which covers any quality, reliability and performance issues for up to 3 years.
          3. Compatible Toner Cartridge for Samsung CLP-620ND:
    • Built to ISO9001 and ISO14001 Factory Standard
    • Fitted with Latest Chip & Ready for Immediate Use
    • Great Print Quality and Reliable Performance for Fast, Professional Printing Quality
    • Works with ALL Samsung Printers that Use Samsung CLP620/CLP670/CLX6220/CLX6250 (CLT-K508L) Toner Cartridge
    • 3-Year 100% Quality Satisfaction Product Guarantee which covers any quality, reliability and performance issues for up to 3 years