What Is Toner In A Printer?

Laser printers print images and text using a toner. The laser printing process is quite fascinating, complex, and involves lasers, carbon, static, mirrors, and heat.

What Is Toner Made Of?

Toner consists of finely powdered plastic, along with other ingredients to help it stick to the paper and avoid clumping.

When Do I Need To Replace My Toner?

The long answer is that it all depends on the amount of printing and use, but as a general guideline, you may need to replace your toner cartridge when it shows a noticeable difference in print quality. Typically, printers display a “low toner” warning sign before running out of it.

Do I Buy Color Cartridges or just Black?

It is possible to print using a black ink cartridge only, but not all printers allow that. While a color laser printer uses color even when you print in black and white only, a color ink printer uses both black as well as color ink when starting up, causing the ink to depreciate over time. In the long run, laser printers are costlier but cheaper to maintain. Moreover, toner cartridges have a longer shelf-life compared to ink cartridges. On the other hand, when it comes to photo-printing, ink-jet printers can be great since they typically print in higher DPI resolutions.

What Colors Do Toner Cartridges Come In?

The four standard color toner cartridges used in color laser printers include cyan (C), Black (K), magenta (M), and yellow (Y). In a monochrome laser printer, just a black toner is enough.

What Kind of Page Yield Should I Look For?

Determine how frequent is your need to use your printer and whether or not it offers extra high-yield or high-yield toner cartridges. If you need to get a lot of printing done, you’ll need an extra high-yield or high-yield toner cartridge since it contains more toner.

Does Linkyo Sell Compatible or Remanufactured Toner?

Yes. Linkyo sells premium toner cartridges, which include high-quality newly built compatible toner cartridges and remanufactured toner cartridges.

What are Compatible toner Cartridges?

Toner cartridges made by a third-party manufacturer are known as compatible toners or generic toners. They have nothing to do with the original manufacturer of the printer.

How easy is a compatible cartridge to install?

The process is the same as installing an OEM cartridge. Make sure that you clean the printheads whenever you replace the cartridge, be it OEM or a compatible one. Each cartridge is wrapped in foil or plastic bag, and the tab on top needs to be removed when installing it.

Can I really save money by using replacement cartridges?

Depending on how many cartridges are being used on a regular basis, it is possible to save 40 to 60 percent. It can translate to thousands of dollars a year.

Will the use of a recycled cartridge harm my machine?

Using high-quality remanufactured ink cartridges will not cause any harm to your printer's print heads, nor will it cause the toner to leak or produce subpar prints. However, using low-quality ones can be harmful and result in poor-quality printing or even damage your machine.