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Troubleshooting Print Defects : When The Drum Unit Is The Suspect

Troubleshooting print quality troubles for the HP LaserJet 2550 color laser printer based on a defective printout is a tough nut to crack. A laser printer is outfitted with several components; from mechanical rollers, to the photoreceptor drum, the toner cartridge and the fuser assembly. Each of these components is capable of inflicting toner smears [...]

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What Happens To Used Toner Cartridges When Submitted For Recycling?

If you are concerned about global warming, energy conservation, the economy and the environment, then recycling spent toner cartridges should not be an issue for you. The enormity of our country's recycling efforts is best exemplified by the report of the International Imaging Technology Council (IMTC). IMTC is a non-profit trade association that watches over [...]

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Toner Cartridge Expenditure In The Entire Lifespan Of The Laser Printer

The laser printer can be thought of as the other half of the printer-computer duo. Simply stated, these two always come in tandem. Although toner consumption is dependent on the frequency of printer use and the volume of print jobs, laser printing still boils down to a several hundred dollars expenditure at the end of [...]

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Recycle Used Paper For Laser Printing : Paper Mills Rid It Of Ink First

At least 40 million tons of used papers enter US paper recycling plants annually. Used paper is supplied by offices and households across the country. But do you know how our paper mills effectively rid used paper of ink in order to maintain recycled paper color quality, specifically for laser printing? Since about 67% of [...]

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Location Affects Laser Printer Performance

Most laser printer users may not be aware of it, but yes a printer's environment directly affects its performance. Excessive heat generated by the equipment's fuser could force the printer to malfunction if not properly addressed. Remember that laser printers use electricity, particularly the fuser, that operates up to 220 degrees Celsius of heat to [...]

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Managing Toner Use : Maintenance Tips For Aging Laser Printers

As the laser printer starts to age, a corresponding volume increase in toner consumption will likely manifest. The reason behind this can be as simple as an incorrect toner setting or perhaps the printer needs realignment. The user won't likely get decent prints if the printing device is diagnosed with a misaligned print head.For whatever [...]

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Cleaning Your Laser Printer Will Help Extend Its Serviceable Life

Laser printer users are not probably aware of this! For office equipment such as the laser printer to work properly and efficiently, these devices need periodic cleaning. Just like humans, a healthy body lives with a healthy mind mentality while a clean printer will definitely deliver clear and crisp prints. An office printer for example churns [...]

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WorkCentre 3220DN : Small Footprint, Big Performer

Here's another Multifunction Workhorse from Xerox.If Frank Lloyd Wright, Architect (tamed the rigid looks of buildings) were alive today he would have applauded the Xerox WorkCenter 3220DN laser printer for its design departure from the rigid cubism used by most laser printer models.The fact that this compact laser printer comes designed with round edges all [...]

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Universal Laser Printer Toner : Is There Such A Thing?

A user of a popular community website asked if toner powder compatible with the Samsung ML1640 can be used on an ML2010 printer series. I take it that the user was considering the refill of an ML2010D3 cartridge with third party toner intended for the MLT-D108S which loads the ML1640 series. Well, this is typical since same brand OEM toner cartridges are [...]

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Konica Minolta Magicolor 1600W Wins Coveted PC Magazine's Editor's Choice Award

As a personal color laser, the Konica Minolta Magicolor 1600w is an impressive beast. This is how PC Magazine.com depicted the laser printer in its June review, an apt narrative for a product worth the dollars consumers pay for. Magicolor 1600W beats its closest competitor by a mile being less expensive at $180 while printing [...]

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