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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Brother laser printers - save money

Brother Laser Printers - Get the most for your money!

Brother Laser printer
Own a Brother laser printer? We have used the same brother laser printer for the past 4 years and
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using their stuff since we have had our machines and never had an issue with anything. The company
has saved us, if we add it all up, many hundreds of dollars by buying through them. Their products are
real Brother cartridges, drums, and even Refill Kits. The prints are continually of good quality.
There is no reason to go and spend twice as much on the same stuff you buy in the store, AND no tax!
I don't have to waste my time, money and resources to get good quality supplies for our office.
It's all about saving money.  Sometimes the supplies can cost as much as the damn printer! But, not with these guys. Their products cost half as much and we save a ton. If ever we do have a problem, they are
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Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Get the most out of your Laser cartridge!

We all know how expensive it is to keep buying Ink these days, and especially Laser Printer ink.
The cost for the printer is so much lower than the ink!
But, that's the idea isn't it? Kinda like cigarettes? Get you hooked on something cheap, then keep you comin' back to buy ink every week, month, etc....
Well, there are a few ways to save more $$$ and get more use out of that cartridge.
Now, I am talking about Laser cartridges, not inkjet. That's a whole nuther' story....

Anyway, here's some tips:

1. take out your cartridge and shake it like crazy (up, down, and all around). This helps loosen some of the ink that maye have pocketed itself in that ink chamber somewhere. Gives you an extra boost sometimes in the ink. Milk that puppy for all it's worth!
2. Print relevant pages you need only, not just for the hell of it. Save your ink for when you really need it!
3. Buy compatible or OEM recharged cartridges! This can save you a tons of time and money if you buy from the right place. Well, that's good, but, how do I know which IS the right place?
Check the pricing, first of all. A cartridge that you pay 90.00 for new, cannot be good if you buy it recharged for 20.00! You get what you pay for!
I recently bought a Brother Laser Printer, and found a cool site called BrotherToners.com.
Their prices were low and reasonable, and when I recieved the ink and drum, it worked GREAT!
The price was IN THE MIDDLE. That's the key!
I now buy all my drums and toners from them. They have been great.
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They have low prices and FREE shipping on every order :-)

Friday, July 07, 2006

Fix HP Laserjet Printer Jams

By Don Browda

There are many things that can cause paper jams in HP printers, and diagnoses vary from one model to the next. In this article I will discuss some of the most common causes of printer jams and possible solutions.

Where is the paper jamming?

When you answer this question you are close to solving the problem.

1. If the printer will not pick up paper from tray two or three there are several causes.

Try using a lower weight paper. HP does not recommend printing a higher weight than 20lbs from and tray but tray one.

If this does not work the paper rollers probably need to be changed. These come with every maintenance kit, but most end users do not change them, they just change the fuser. If you do not have rollers available try cleaning them with a lint free cloth and wipe away any paper dust or other debris.

2. The paper is picked up from the tray but does not make it to the toner cartridge.

Typically this is the paper feed assembly or the registration assembly. These are not easily replaced and I suggest consulting a professional.

3. The paper gets to the toner cartridge and then jams.

Try replacing the toner cartridge.

If you have a newer model printer (most HP models) check to make sure that the toner transfer bar is not stuck in an upright position.

Check for debris. If there is debris in the paper path this can cause jamming. Debris can be a torn piece of paper, a stable or just a build up of paper dust. DO NOT touch the roller. It will hold the oil form your skin and cause print defects.

4. The paper enters the fuser, but gets jammed inside.

Unfortunately, the fuser will probably have to be replaced, but check for any debris on the rollers before replacing. Also clean the paper path with a lint free cloth. DO NOT touch the rollers. They will hold the oil form your skin.

This does not cover all possible causes, only the most common.

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Thursday, June 22, 2006

Should you use remanufactured or compatibles?

Toner Cartridges: Should You Use Remanufactured Or Compatibles?

By Andrew James

First a little history....

In 1938, the first invention that would lead to the laser printer and toner cartridge was patented. The process, knows as "electro photography", used a dry printing method, not that different than today's laser printer. It was 1948, however, before the commercial application of electro photography because available.

In 1959, the first automatic reproduction machine, the Xerox 914, which used a dry printing process. In 1978, the fine tuned technology was applied to the computer printing needs of business and private citizens. Physically large and with a large price tag as well, the Xerox 9700 laser printer that used a toner cartridge wasn't affordable by individuals except the wealthy.

Everything changed in 1984 when Hewlett Packard began to market the "LaserJet" printer. This printer came with a replaceable toner cartridge that was not difficult to change, although it could sometimes bit a little messy. The really problematic part was that people who used the LaserJet had stacks of expensive but empty toners stacked in the storage room or wherever they could find to store the toner cartridges.

This problem was quickly resolved by environmentally aware designers by re-manufacturing the laser toner cartridge. This significantly reduced the cost of using laser printers.

What’s happening today?....

Nowadays we have the luxury of having a laser printer on our desk at home if we want that type of printing. The as well as the initial outlay for the printer has become quite affordable and provides a unique, very professional looking print out.

Today, laser printers are manufactured by many companies and the price tag is only slightly more than the common ink printer (though colour laser printers are still quite expensive the gap is getting smaller). The laser toner cartridge costs have been reduced so that it is reasonable to use the laser printer at home as well as at the office. In fact the toners are usually much cheaper when you take into account the larger number of pages you get for the amount you pay (the industry uses the terminology ‘cents per page’ or CPP)

Basically there are 2 types of cartridges, originals and non-originals and there are 2 types of non-originals being compatibles and remanufactured (this goes for inks also as does the information below). Otherwise known as non genuine, after market this is how they work:-

- Compatibles are actually a brand new cartridge manufactured to work in the same way (without breaking the trademark, copy protection laws) as the same original cartridge with the same machines. The benefit you gain from these is obviously cost savings with at times massive savings up to around 50%. The downside is they are not as environmentally friendly as remanufactured toners and there are the occasional failures and complaints about lower quality (though failure rates for the top companies making these are within industry norms and not significantly higher than those of the original manufacturers themselves)

- Remanufactured toners however are a little different as they take an empty original (it should have only been used ONCE) and fill it with toner. As long as you buy from a reputable retailer it will have also been checked to determine if parts need to be replaced as well as toner refilled. You also get good cost savings as you do with compatibles but the environment wins out big time as you helping ‘close the loop’ by reusing an empty original. Once again the same applies as above with quality and failures (both negligible in my experience as a retailer in this industry).

NOTE: Its worth making a special note here that disposing of empty toners is a problem worldwide as the plastic they’re made of takes so long to break down and the toxicity of the toner inside. In many countries today there are programs available where you can get rid of your empties without just throwing them in the bin. In fact if you hunt around you’ll probably find a company will pay you for them as they need a constant stream of empties coming through so they can remanufacture them.

Something to keep in mind....

When purchasing a re-manufactured laser toner cartridge, be sure to read the box carefully and ensure you are selecting the right toner cartridge. The first time you purchase a re-manufactured toner cartridge, the box may look entirely different or very plain because these inexpensive toners are often not packaged in fancy, colourful boxes like the name brands. But then they don't cost what the name brand toners do, either.

The bottom line....

If you use a reputable retailer for your home/office supplies they should have a clear policy in place not only about faulty toners but what happens if a cartridge has somehow caused damage to your machine (this would be very unusual by the way). Under these circumstances this policy should give you a full warranty to have the equipment repaired ASAP at no cost to you.

With my clients when they ask what I suggest I always recommend they try a non-original to see for themselves the quality etc. In any case the trick is to be able to make an informed choice with someone you trust so at least if something goes wrong the people you bought from haven’t skipped the country.

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Sunday, May 28, 2006

Brother TN460 Toner Cartridge

The Brother TN460 (TN-460) Black Laser Toner Cartridge is guaranteed to perform with Brother Laser Printers like the HL-1440.
It replaces the original Brother TN460 Laser Toner Cartridge. The compatible replacement TN460 Laser Toner Cartridges and supplies (also known as generic) are specially engineered to meet the highest standards of quality, reliability and exceptional yields that meet or exceed OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) standards for the TN-460 and offer high-quality printing results. Manufactured brand new, containing only up to 100% new components, they are an economical alternative to expensive OEM TN460 Brother Laser Toner Cartridges and supplies, and offer big savings over brand-name TN-460 Laser Toner Cartridges and supplies. The use of compatible replacement Laser Toner Cartridges and supplies does not void Printer Warranty. Our Compatible TN460 Laser Toner Cartridge is a replacement for Brother TN460 / TN-460 Toner Cartridge. The TN460 is the replacement laser toner cartridge that fits into the DR400 drum unit. You can replace the Brother TN460 without replacing the entire DR400 drum housing.
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Thursday, May 18, 2006

Brother Laser Toner Cartridge Review

  • TN-460 Laser Cartridge
  • Dr-400 Replacement toner drum yields 20,000 pages
  • Compatible with Brother HL-1440/HL-1240/1250/1270N, FAX-4750/5750, and MFC-8300/8500/8600/8700/P2500 printers
  • Yields approximately 6,000 pages
  • Quality printing on a variety of papers and stocks
  • Works with combination laser and LED copy/scan printers

I Have been using Brother laser printers which use this cartridge for about 7 years. GREAT PRODUCT. In fact the Brother multi function machine I currently use is a (now discontinued) MFC 9600. It has now been replaced with the nearly identical MFC 9700. I have had it for some 5 years with regular use and it works flawlesly. I use about 3 or 4 TN460 cartridges per year. Brother seems to be about the only manufacturer which provides a decent economical value for laser toner. Yes their printers/multi function machines cost a little more initially, but, do the long term math. You pay dearly in toner costs down the road with other better known or more highly publisized brands. I am continually surprised when I inquire at any office supply store about the cost per print or cost of operation of any given laser printer. The sales people are baffled, and never seem to know. This to me is THE question to ask. And, with the cost a some excellent full featured heavy duty Brother multifunction machines (fax scanner laser printer) very close to $300, it really does not make any sense to buy anything else if you are a small business home office with fairly regular laser/fax usage. Yes you might get a laser printer for $100 less. But after a few cartridges, you will wish you had a Brother using this economical cartridge.
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Thursday, April 27, 2006

Laser printer troubleshooting

Personal laser printers combine the economy and print quality of their more expensive enterprise counterparts with the price of an inkjet. Personal lasers lack an IT department to keep them running, however. Here's how to solve problems that may plague your laser printer:

The Windows Printing Troubleshooter wizard focuses on basic problems, but it's well worth trying. In Windows XP, choose Start, Help and Support, type list of troubleshooters in the Search box, and press Enter. Click list of troubleshooters in the left pane, select the Printing troubleshooter from the list on the right, and follow the steps. In Windows 2000, click Start, Help, and choose Troubleshooting and Maintenance on the Contents tab. Select Windows 2000 troubleshooters, click Print in the list of troubleshooter wizards in the right pane, and follow the steps. To open the wizard in Windows Me, click Start, Help, type troubleshooter in the Search box, and click Go. In Windows 98, select Start, Help, Contents, Troubleshooting, Windows 98 Troubleshooters, Print, and follow the wizard.

Check the basics: If your printer is plugged in but doesn't power up, look at the fuse or circuit breaker on the surge suppressor that your printer is plugged into. Reseat both ends of the USB or parallel cable that connects your printer to the PC. Many laser printers have an online/offline control on the front panel that may have been bumped inadvertently.

Print a test page: Most printers can run a self-test if you hold down one or more buttons on the control panel while the unit powers up. If the test page looks good, then the problem lies with your data cable, PC, or software. If the printout doesn't look right, see the chart below for a list of common problems and solutions.

Get the latest: Install the newest driver and firmware for your printer. Both should be available from the maker's Web site. To install a new driver in Windows XP, select Start, Printers and Faxes and choose Add a Printer under Printer Tasks on the Explorer bar in the 'Printers and Faxes' window. In Windows 2000, Me, and 98, remove the printer's driver and reinstall it: Select Start, Settings, Printers to open the Printers window. Right-click the printer, select Delete (choose Yes if you're asked to verify the removal), open the Printers window again if it closed, double-click Add Printer, and complete the reinstall.

Stop jam sessions: Always remove any jammed paper by pulling it in its normal direction of motion through the printer. If your printer chronically jams, unplug it, let it cool down, remove its toner cartridge, and examine the interior for any debris that may impede paper movement.

Check your connections: If your printer uses a USB connection, open Device Manager and look for a red X or an exclamation mark in a yellow circle next to any of the USB device listings: In Windows XP, 2000, and Me, click Start, right-click My Computer, and select Properties, Hardware, Device Manager. In Windows 98, right-click My Computer and choose Properties, Device Manager. These icons can signify a problem with your printer's link to your PC. If your printer stops working when your system comes out of hibernate or suspend mode, double-click each root hub listed under USB, select Power Management, and uncheck 'Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power'. If you're using a USB hub, see whether connecting the printer directly to the USB port on the PC solves the problem.