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Electrophotographic Printing : Made Possible By The Magnetite In Toner Cartridges

Electrophotographic printing (EP) employed in laser printing technology has emerged as the best option for home and office printing for the past 4 decades and counting. But do you have any idea why EP printing is possible? EP printing is an offshoot of basic electricity that utilizes the positive and negative polarities of direct current [...]

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Reuse and Recycle Old Electronics: The Environmental Benefits

Did you know that the reuse and recycle of old electronic devices benefits the environment immensely? Although reusing is entirely different from recycling both offer benefits pertinent to the upkeep of the environment.There are millions and millions of electronic gadgets being manufactured globally each year. And the refuse will be so huge if left to [...]

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Remanufactured Toner Cartridges: The Numbers on Cost and Eco Benefits

Many of us are well aware of the cost and environmental benefits of using remanufactured toner cartridges. Why pay extra for an OEM cartridge when the aftermarket can now provide you with a consumable that’s sold for half the price? One that works perfectly with your printer and generates the same print quality as the [...]

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Printer Specs : What You Need To Know Before Purchasing A Printer

Acquiring a laser printer is not the end all, operating it long-term is what really matters. Surveys indicate that keeping the printer running, exceeds 7 times the acquisition cost. What makes users hesitate is the cost of the replacement printer cartridge that dictates the TCO (total cost of ownership) of the printer. Therefore, it is [...]

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Top 10 Most Energy Efficient Laser Printers (Part 2)

This is part 2 of our post on the Top 10 Most Energy Efficient Laser Printers.In our previous post, we featured 5 monochrome laser printers ranked 6 to 10 based on their energy efficiency rating. Now we reveal to you the top 5 printers comprising our most energy efficient list.5. At number 5 are [...]

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Top 10 Most Energy Efficient Laser Printers

(Part I) In choosing the ten most energy efficient laser printers print speed and energy consumption served as focal parameters. Consequently, ranking the selection proved to be tricky given the need to strike a balance between the set criteria. An energy saving printer may rate poorly in terms of print speed while a high speed printer [...]

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Dell 3000 Drum Reset Chip : Replacing The Smart Chip For Another Printing Cycle

What happens when a trusty laser printer such as the Dell 3000 conks out right in the middle of an important print job? Don't panic! There could be a hundred different reasons why the printer desisted functioning. If prior to interruption, print quality was determined to be consistent while no defects materialized over printouts; then [...]

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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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