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March 2015

Printer Troubleshooting

LaserJet Pro M1132: Causes for Light Print and Copies

The LaserJet Pro M1132 as a multifunction printer is expected to be in its finest performance and condition at all times. A disadvantage to this printer is once its toner cartridges is defective; the quality of scan and copy is affected. This is because it only uses one toner cartridge (HP CE285A) for all functions. However, when a user encounters print problems such as light prints, there are probably more causes of it.

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Printer Troubleshooting

3 Golden Rules of Laser Printer Maintenance

Technology has provided the world with tools to help ease work and living. One great example of such tool is the laser printer. This device significantly boosts mass productivity for any working environment. Volume printing is rather easy and affordable with such device. However, like any other equipment that is frequently used, it needs proper and regular maintenance. These golden rules should be followed for a successful laser printer maintenance practice.

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Buyer’s Guide: How To Choose The Right Printer For College Students?

College is a tough place to be when it comes to studies. Paperwork, research papers, and reports pile up needing to be submitted in a limited time. A computer and a printer therefore are important tools to comply with these school requirements. The HP LaserJet Pro 400 M401dn is a great printer for college. Its HP CF280A toner cartridges also fits a student’s printing requirement with a page yield of 2,500 @ 5% coverage.

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Printer Troubleshooting

HP Color LaserJet CP2025 – How to Solve Common Color Printing Issues?

The Color LaserJet CP2025 is known to deliver high quality printouts in great speed (20ppm) and resolution (600×600 dpi). Using toner cartridges in CMYK colors, it is widely used by small offices to cater their printing needs. However, several color printing issues arise especially when a part of the printer is defective or when it lacks regular maintenance. But no worries, it can be fixed. Below are some of the common color printing problems and the corresponding solutions.

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Printer Troubleshooting

Samsung CLP-620ND : How to Fix Color Streak on Printouts?

The Samsung CLP-620ND is a color printer best for churning high quality printouts with its 9600 x 600dpi resolution at 25 seconds first page out. Its CLT-K508L black toner cartridges produces 5,000 pages in high yield and 2,500 pages in standard yield. It has smooth network integration, real-time calibration technology, blue compass navigation, and duplex printing. Despite these great features, this machine is still subject to malfunction and printing defects. Color streaks for instance have always been one problem noticed by users. The streaks affect the printout and come in different colors such as blue or red.
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Toner Refill

Frequently Asked Questions about Toner Refills

Toner refill kits have made their way to consumers as trusted options to the pricey OEM. There is no such thing as a universal toner refill kit; each pack comes with a compatible toner for specific cartridges and printer models. Although frequent users can attest to the effectiveness and credibility of the refill kits, there are still few who are in doubt. The main reason is its cheapness.

Consumers cannot be utterly convinced unless they try the product. But in order to help them decide, put all hesitation aside and eventually change their view regarding the use of these compatible consumables, here are frequently asked questions about toner refills and the respective answers.

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Question #1: Will compatible toner deliver OEM quality prints?

Yes. Third party companies manufacture compatible toners that have passed the ISO-9001 tests before reaching the market. However, due to patent and copyright issues, there are slight differences (almost unnoticeable) in its makeup and perhaps quality depending on the third party manufacturer. Most compatible toner can par the print quality of OEMs. There are many brands like Laser Tek Services that value quality even at a lesser pricing.

Brother TN-360
Brother TN-360 TN-330 4 Pack Toner Refill

Question #2: Will it turn out OEM yield?

Yes. Compatible toner and toner refills are patterned from OEMs. This includes quality and page yield. In fact, there are some instances that aftermarket consumables produce more pages than the OEMs. At the price cheaper than the original, some compatible toner comes in high or extra high yield. Toner refills also come in higher volumes that can refill a cartridge twice its capacity.

Question#3: Can I use any toner on my cartridge?

No. As mentioned, compatible toner was patterned for the specific toner cartridge and printer only. In addition, each OEM has their own distinct property dependent on the brand and printer and cartridge need to produce impressive prints. Using any toner to your toner cartridge will produce poor quality and can damage the printer; not to mention, the printer can detect if the toner used is not the required replacement.

Question #4: Will the use of a toner refill kit damage my printer?

No. Toner refill kits will not cause damage to printer units. Lack of maintenance and repair is one of the common causes that lead to printer breakdown. Failure to replace worn parts can result to unsatisfactory print results. Also, continuous printing with a nearly empty toner level damages the blade and transfer belt which could cause interior and mechanical problems.

HP Laserjet 1600
HP Laserjet 1600 4 Pack Toner Refill With Chip

Question#5: Will the use of toner refill kits void printer warranty?

No. There are unfounded claims of void warranty because of the use of toner refill kits or third party consumables. There was an approved law in 1975 (Magnuson–Moss Warranty Act) about manufacturers not having a stranglehold over the needed supplies of machinery or any product. To avoid any issues, remove the compatible cartridge before bringing the printer to the service center for repair.

Compatible toners and toner refill kits follow the United States’ standard consumer policies and laws. Therefore, users and printer owner need not worry about using them. Toner refill kits are safe, effective and cost-efficient – a product which most people need especially during financial crisis.