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Polymerized (chemical) toners


Major manufacturers of color laser printers have moved away from the traditional crushed toner over the past few years, to a chemically manufactured or polymerized type of toner. Using the traditional method, the toner is ground in successive processes to…

Incompatible ink cartridge?

Compatible ink cartridges

Besides buying a remanufactured ink cartridge, your two other options for replacement ink cartridges are OEM or compatible versions. OEM ink cartridges are the ones sold from the manufacturer advertised as being brand new. Compatible cartridges are just that, compatible.…

OEM cartridges vs non-OEM cartridges

OEM printer toners and cartridges vs OEM compatible toners

After waging a continuous war against your trusted office printer and having decided to call in the maintenance service crew, you start to wonder whether the OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) compatible toner you recently installed in it may be the…

How to clean the inside of your printer?

How to clean the inside of the printer

Most people would think that a printer is meant to be dirty, and is a place that requires minimal maintenance. However, this is not true. Printer manufacturers are particularly good at designing printers that contain components that are not replaceable,…