Top 3 Signs to Check For to Know If Your Toner Cartridge Needs Replacing

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Are you noticing streaks, spots or missing areas on the prints you get from your printer’s laser toner cartridge? Is your printing faded and light in color? Don’t fret! Your toner cartridge may simply need replacing.

After having invested in a top quality laser printer for your home or business, you want to make sure you get the most out of your laser toner cartridge.  A good quality laser toner cartridge can run for 2,000-20,000 pages of printed materials.  Watching out for the warning signs of when the toner cartridge is running close to empty will help you squeeze more prints out of your printer, without having to compromise on printing quality or wasting unnecessary paper.

Here are 3 signs to watch out for to know when your toner cartridge is nearing empty:

1)      Low toner coverage – If you observe that your printer is not printing evenly and is missing out areas here and there or the prints are not as sharp and crisp as they used to be, then there’s a good chance that your toner cartridge is empty or running close to empty. At this point, your best bet would be to get the laser toner cartridge replaced right away.

2)      Toner Clumps and spots – Upon nearing empty, sometimes the small amount of toner remaining in the cartridge can form clumps that may cause streaks to run across the page when you hit print on your laser printer. Removing the toner cartridge from the printer and giving it a good shake can help settle the toner more evenly and you may even be able to continue printing for a few days. This is a good time to shop for a replacement toner cartridge or order one in from your trusted supplier.

3)      Printer Warnings – On most new laser printer models today, the display panel will blink with messages informing you that your laser toner cartridge is low.  Most of the time you can continue to print as your toner is low and not totally run out. When you start to notice low coverage and spots across the paper, you know your toner cartridge has been depleted and you’re ready to get a new one.

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If you want to squeeze every last print out of your toner cartridge we recommend you remove the toner cartridge from the printer, rock it back and forth in order to redistribute the toner powder within.  You can then re-insert the toner cartridge into your laser printer and if your lucky you may get a few last pages out of that laser toner cartridge.

It’s also good to know whether your printers model uses a separate imaging drum.  Imaging drums also need to be replaced based on the manufacturers recommendations.  Occasionally people replace their toner cartridges when it is actually the drum unit that requires replacement.

Island Ink-Jet has been in the business of helping customers choose and get the most out of their laser toner cartridges and ink cartridges for many years.  We carry new toner cartridges from all the big names like Brother, Canon, Hp, Lexmark, Epson and more.  Whether it’s HP toner or brother toner, we have it in stock!

Ask us about and our own brand of certified remanufactured toner cartridges or remanufactured ink cartridges which are not only environmentally friendly but will save you a good 30% or more on your annual printing costs as well.