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1. Do Toner Cartridges Have an Expiration Date?

As with most things we purchase, those toner cartridges you keep on hand for your printer have an expiration date. Using toner after its expiration date has passed can have ill effects on your print jobs and the devices they’re used in. The most visible effect you can experience from using expired toner is poor quality for your prints. Over time, the consistency of the fine toner powder within a cartridge can change, clumping and turning lumpy. In this state, it’s more difficult for the powder to be fused onto the paper, which will result in poor-quality prints from your laser printer.

Tags: Toner, toner, print cartridges, Recycling, Ink
2. Do Toner Cartridges Have an Expiration Date?

As with most things we purchase, those toner cartridges you keep on hand for your printer have an expiration date. Using toner after its expiration date has passed can have ill effects on your print jobs and the devices they’re used in. The most visible effect you can experience from using expired toner is poor quality for your prints. Over time, the consistency of the fine toner powder within a cartridge can change, clumping and turning lumpy. In this state, it’s more difficult for the powder to be fused onto the paper, which will result in poor-quality prints from your laser printer.

Tags: Toner, toner, print cartridges, Recycling, Ink
3. Remanufactured Toner Cartridges Provide Both Quality and Value

While remanufactured toner cartridges provide consumers with an affordable option to keep on printing, they have developed a bit of a questionable reputation over the years. However, is this reputation valid, or merely self-serving negative publicity put out by name brand printer cartridge providers to discourage consumers from buying anything but OEM products?

Remanufactured cartridges are made by taking spent or used OEM cartridges, recycling them, and professionally remanufacturing them. During this process, the cartridge is disassembled and thoroughly cleaned, any worn or damaged components are replaced, and quality testing is conducted. It is then reassembled, filled with toner to match the printer it is intended to be used in, and quality tested again. 

Because remanufactured cartridges do not carry the brand name and require fewer new components to create, they cost significantly less than new, OEM products. But does this lower price tag come at the expense of quality, value, or reliability? In most cases, the answer is no, as long as you are purchasing these remanufactured toner cartridges from a reputable office technology provider and there has been sufficient testing done to support the output and reliability of their offerings.

Tags: OEM products, remanufactured toner cartridges, toner cartridges, Toner
4. Is Your SMB Recycling Its Print Cartridges?

If your office is like most, when an empty ink or toner cartridge is pulled from your printer, it ends up in the trash without a second thought. Recently, however, it’s become more commonplace for businesses to ride the green wave of environmental stewardship and take strides to reduce their ecological footprint. These efforts include recycling used print cartridges rather than disposing of them along with other waste.

Tags: print cartridges, Recycling, Toner
5. Simple Tips to Green Your Printing Practices

Here’s a list of environmentally friendly printing practices that your whole office can start implementing today.

• Recycle ink and toner cartridges. Those old ink and toner cartridges that are filling up your trash cans are also filling up our landfills. Recycling them is an easy step. Some recycled cartridges are even used to create useful items like park benches and picnic tables. How cool is that?

• Use recycled paper. Using recycled paper is not only eco-friendly, but it’s usually more affordable than non-recycled alternatives.

• Maximize your margins. Many people default to standard margin settings out of convenience, but by expanding your margins you can significantly cut down on the number of pages printed, while still maintaining a professional look.

 

 

Tags: Toner, Environment, Ink, Cartridges, Recycling

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