Printer Cartridges & Printer Information

A B Cartridges Ltd Open as normalish!

Posted by Adrian Rigby on

          Hi Everybody, Just to let you know, A B Cartridges Ltd in Lincoln is trading normally and open for business. That’s as normally as we can in the current times. We are doing our best to carry on and do what we can. So if you need any printer cartridges/toners, drum units please contact us on 01522 683460 or e-mail sales@abcartridges.co.uk. We do carry quite a bit of stock and have only hit 1 shortage so far. Our couriers seem to be delivering and Royal mail & Parcel Force are also working ok. I wish...

Read more →

A B Cartridges Ltd What We Do

Posted by Adrian Rigby on

We regularly post with regards to printer/cartridge issues and advice on which printer to buy. But I thought it would be worthwhile to put a post about what we actually do as a business since 1999.We supply printer cartridges, drum units, ribbons, fax films & copier toners nationwide to customers ranging from  business of all sizes, hospitals, prisons, banks, schools, councils, and home users. In fact anyone looking for cost effective quality printer cartridges, backed up with reliable delivery. Having been around since 1999 we have amassed a good knowledge of cost effective ways of printing and we get a...

Read more →

When Your Printer Says there is ink or toner left and it will not print!

Posted by Adrian Rigby on

It’s frustrating when you want to print something, you press the button, the printer goes into action, and the paper comes out of the printer with feint or non-existent print on it. You check your ink or toner levels and they say you have ink or toner. I had a customer call me about this the other day; I asked what they had been printing. A 20 page contract with full A4 sheets of print. The printer says we still have toner/ink to print with but it is very feint. I then explained that the printer has no way of...

Read more →

Why You cannot hear ink when you shake an ink cartridge.

Posted by Adrian Rigby on

A customer told me the other day he knew his ink cartridges were empty because he had shaken them and could not hear the ink sloshing around inside. Even though his printer told him there was ink in the cartridges (I will go into this in another post). The reason you cannot hear ink sloshing around in an ink cartridge is because it has sponges inside to hold the ink. The sponge (1 for each colour) is saturated with ink to a specific density/dampness. The ink then flows through gravity into the print head at the bottom of the cartridge....

Read more →

Make Sure You fully Pull out the Toner Ribbon!

Posted by Adrian Rigby on

When fitting a lot of toner cartridges (not Brother or Oki), you have to remove a ribbon that allows the toner in the cartridge to be used. When toner cartridges are built the toner hopper part, where the toner is stored, is sealed by a ribbon to allow manufacture. On fitting the toner cartridge to your printer you need to remove this ribbon. You do this by pulling on a tab on the side of the cartridge which enables you to pull out the ribbon and release the toner. When pulling the tape out always do it with a straight...

Read more →