Printer Cartridges & Printer Information

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...

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You do not need a new drum unit every time you change the toner!

Posted by Adrian Rigby on

A customer came in for a toner cartridge the other day, which I sold him. I was then asked where’s the other bit? On enquiring about which other bit, I was told the drum the toner goes in. On some Laser printers, Brother ones for instance the toner cartridge and drum unit are separate items, unlike say HP laser printers where the drum unit and toner are all in one unit. Toner Cartridge And Drum Unit All In One. The Blue bit is the drum. Separate Toner & Drum. The toner is the grey bit, it fits inside the drum...

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Does the print smudge off on your Labels and card ?

Posted by Adrian Rigby on

Do your laser printed labels smudge when touched? The printer prints fine on paper and does everything asked of it until you print some labels or on thin card. It is annoying when the printer does this as you peel off the label and the print smudges or rubs off. This makes putting a label on things pointless. The reason for this is because the labels are thicker than standard paper; printing on thin card has the same affect. A Laser printer works by burning the toner in the cartridges onto the paper, every laser printer has something called a...

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Put the right colour cartridge in the correct position.

Posted by Adrian Rigby on

Put the right colour cartridge in the correct position. A customer called me today asking if he had a faulty cartridge. He has been a customer for a long time and not had any issues using compatible cartridges. I asked for the invoice number etc to check he had been sent the correct cartridges for his printer. When I asked for the part number on the box the cartridge came in, it was correct for the printer. I then asked, which colour cartridge are you changing? The response was Black. I then asked if the cartridge fitted in the printer...

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Being human, we all live and learn!

Posted by Adrian Rigby on

We are all human and sometimes do things subconsciously. You do something 99 times then the 100th time it does not work! We all get it and do it. A customer came in today with some ink cartridges and said they would not print. These cartridges were some of the most popular ones we sell the failure rate is less than 0.5%.Nothing is perfect. They had purchased these cartridges from me for years and never had a problem, I was intrigued. On a lot of ink cartridges you have to peel off a strip of film that covers a hole...

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