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Walnut Creek, CA

Printing News


Walnut Creek, CA


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Laser Printer Tips | Many Printers: One Toner

A great way to plan ahead for ones business needs is to make sure to keep one or two extra laser toner cartridges on the shelf. Not only will those cartridges be available for immediate use should a big printing job come up, they can help to diagnose your printer’s problems!

We’ve all had it happen. You pop a new or freshly remanufactured cartridge into your printer and find that, oh no! Now your pages have black streaks all over the pages, and it’s time to call Laser Printer Resource to fix the printer. While our experienced technicians are happy to service your printer, your printer may not be the problem.

It’s true: even OEM (original equipment manufactured) toner cartridges can be defective. If you have an extra cartridge on the shelf, put that cartridge in! If your printer prints out beautiful crisp pages, you know that the toner, not the printer, was the problem. Keeping two extra toner cartridges on the shelf is an easy way to diagnose your printer yourself!

Some people may be hesitant to buy extra toner cartridges because they have an older printer model. Although “old reliable” works fine now, they don’t want to buy extra toner in case it becomes unfixable. Sometimes, their printer models have even been discontinued by the original manufacturer.

However, oftentimes when a company discontinues the production of one printer, it makes another that can use the same type of toner. Companies recognize that many of their customers are long-term planners, and they try to accommodate their needs.

One of the best examples of this is the HP LaserJet 15A or 15X black print cartridge, the C7115X, toner, which can work in Hewlett-Packard’s 1000, 1005W, 1200, 1200n, 1200se, 1220, 1220se, 3300, 3300mfp, 3310, 3320, 3320mfp, 3320n mfp, 3330mfp and 3380 models!

These printers range from simple monochrome business or home office printers, such as the cost-effective HP 1000 series to the sleek little multi-function HP 1220, which can print, copy, or scan. Both of these models have been discontinued by Hewlett-Package.

But their toner is still useful! Later models, such as the HP 3300 and 3380, use the C7115X toner cartridge. Not only that, many of these models have such features more color-printing, color-scanning, and faster printing. Using the same old toner, you can get even more features. Best of all, remanufacturers have perfected the art of recycling the 15X toner. Its reliability is easily comparable to that of OEM toner cartridges.

The wide-ranging capability of all these printers makes it possible to have multiple printers in the office that all use the same toner. Steam-lining your purchasing and simplifying your employees tasks by having the same type of toner for each machine is just another way to increase your business efficiency!

If you have any questions about what machines your toner is compatible with and how much toner you should keep on the shelf, give us a call at Laser Printer Resource: 1-877-933-3366. You might just find that one toner will work for many printers!

Laser Printer Industry News | Going Green in the Laser Printer Industry

In the Golden State of California, an outcry for GREEN has arisen. Recycling printer cartridges and ink is an excellent way to turn gold into green. Not only do you help protect the environment from overflowing landfills and leaking toner ink, you save money.

According to WasteWise, remanufactured (recycled / compatible) toner cartridges generally cost “20 to 50 percent less than new ones.” [1] Many major manufacturers, including Hewlett Packard (HP), Brother, Canon, Lexmark, and Panasonic, produce laser printer toner cartridges that can be refurbished or recycled. Just think: many laser printer toner cartridges easily cost $100 or more. With one simple phone call to Laser Printer Resource, you could cut that bill in half!

Not only is using recycled toner is easy and affordable, it’s environmentally friendly. The Environmental Protection Agency estimated that over 250 million cartridges were dumped into North American landfills in 2001 and that 400 million will be dumped in 2003. In 2001, only about 10% of these cartridges were recycled. Given that the average ink jet toner cartridge weighs around 1.6 ounces and the average laser printer cartridge weighs around 2 pounds, it’s easy to see that a lot of unnecessary garbage is being produced. Most ink and toner cartridges can and should be recycled! [2]

Even the California state government has taken action on this simple and yet valuable way to reduce waste. The Department of General Services notes that buying remanufactured toner cartridges is one of the industry’s “best practices” and encourages, and sometimes even mandates, the use of compatible toner in its own offices. Recycling toner is an excellent way to “Go Green!” [3]

Recycling toner cartridges is a popular, cost-efficient practice. At Laser Printer Resource, we pride ourselves on offering a “green” business product. Not only that, we unconditionally guarantee the quality of all our cartridges whether they are new or recycled. Call us today at 1-877-933-3366 and do your part to turn gold into green!


FAQs | What do we do at Laser Printer Resource?

No doubt you’ve been enjoying the chronicles of one of Walnut Creek’s premier suppliers for your printing needs. As of September 1, 2010, the writing of Laser Printer Resource’s business blog will be turned over to the daughter of Laser Printer Resource’s owner: me, Amanda Halperin. I’d like to begin by saying a little about who we are and what we do here at Laser Printer Resource.

As a family run company based in Walnut Creek, California since 1991, Laser Printer Resource strives to offer superior service for nearly all of your office needs. When something goes wrong with your laser printer, copier, or fax machine, all it takes is a single phone call to our toll free number 1-877-933-3366, and we immediately send out a certified technician to assess the damage and get your equipment back in working order as quickly as possible.

When you make that initial phone call you will be pleasantly surprised to learn that you will be speaking with a live person instead of an automated voice service. Either Andrew Halperin, the owner of the company, or Sadie Sloan, our customer service representative, will be available to assist you. We feel that speaking immediately with a person who will address your concerns and offer the service that you need based on your situation is key to quality customer service. You are also welcome to send questions via email at, and you can expect a response within the hour during our normal business hours. For your convenience, we offer both service and supplies on HP, Epson, Canon, Brother, Lexmark, Oki, Sharp, Samsung, Xerox and many more brands.

While we are always happy to help when things go wrong, Laser Printer Resources takes our commitment to client satisfaction one step further and offers preventative care for your machines to avoid any service interruptions. We are pleased to offer regular maintenance visits that include cleaning, replacement of any worn parts, and a general inspection of the printer. For a busy office, stopping potential problems and keeping printers in tip-top shape is essential. This is typically done every 3-6 months.

Service agreements are another one of our ways to ensure your ongoing satisfaction. For a flat yearly rate we are able to tailor a specific program of preventative printer care, based on your needs. A typical service agreement includes parts, labor, and a guarantee on response time.

In addition to repair and maintenance service, Laser Printer Resource also supplies both Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) toner cartridges and compatible (recycled) toner cartridges which you are welcome to order at any time or simultaneously with a service request. We are happy to explain the differences in the two forms for toner, and set you up with the product that best fits your individual needs.


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