Anyone who has ever owned a laser printer knows that the major cost is not the printer itself or the maintenance of the printer: it is the ink and the toner.
Keep up on regular printer maintenance. A printer that is regularly serviced will streak, jam, and ghost much less often. All its worn and dirty parts will be replaced or cleaned, so you won’t waste any valuable toner on redoing print jobs.
Redistribute toner. When a printer comes with an error message indicating that the cartridge will soon need to be replaced, don’t immediately replace it! You can redistribute the ink inside of the cartridge and make it last longer. First, take out the toner cartridge, being careful not to spill any ink on your clothes! Use cold water to wash off any spills, since heat will make ink stick to a surface.
Once you have the cartridge out, shake it gently from side-to-side. This will distribute the toner horizontally. Then, rotate the cartridge slowly in a circle, holding it at either end. When you are done, replace it in the printer. The error message will be gone!
Buy high-quality, service guaranteed toner. “Defective” sounds so innocent. Many people picture a defective toner cartridge as an isolated problem, one that can be taken out and easily replaced with no harm done. This is why they buy cheap toner from large corporations or cheap internet dealers.
They realize their mistake when the toner is defective because defective toner is not just defective; frequently, it spews ink in all the directions ink is not intended to go. This ink does not just end up on the paper; it ends up inside your printer, destroying rollers, gears, and fusers. Not only do these parts sometimes need to be replaced, a printer repair technician needs to be called out to clean the printer and to salvage what he can of the ink-soaked parts. Even if a low quality cartridge does not result in a dramatic ink spill, it will often slowly leak ink, resulting in much more wear and tear on your printer.
At Laser Printer Resource, we provide regular maintenance, advice on the most cost-effective printing options, and high quality, service-guaranteed toner. That means that we are so confident of the excellent quality of our toner cartridges that if one of them ever causes your printer a problem, we send out a certified technician for free.
Give us a call today at 877-933-3366 and set yourself up to save money on your printing costs!