A Guide On Printer Toner Cartridges

When using a printer in a medium to large workplace environment, it can be common that the printer you use will contain a toner cartridge. Printer toner cartridges are the best option for mass printing with less specific detail, but it’s often found that people are unsure on what the benefits of using one are. In this guide, we’ll help explain what a printer toner cartridge is along with providing advice on how to replace one when required.


What Is A Printer Toner Cartridge?

A printer toner cartridge is a consumable component which you can find in laser printers. Whilst most desktop printers will contain several separate ink cartridges, a toner cartridge contains them in one singular unit. This unit is then responsible for producing the colour and image onto any sheet of paper. Printer toner cartridges provide an advantage mainly in businesses due to their high capacity and reliability.


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How Does A Printer Toner Cartridge Work?

It may come as a surprise to know that a printer toner cartridge doesn’t contain any ink. Instead, it uses a dry powdered substance to produce prints. To begin the printing process, the toner unit is charged by static electricity. This then in turn, attracts it to the toner cartridge drum. Once this takes place, the powder produced by the toner cartridge is transferred onto the paper. A fuser inside the cartridge then activates a melting process which creates an image onto the paper.


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Can A Printer Toner Cartridge Be Replaced?

Much like regular ink cartridges, a printer toner cartridge can be replaced in laser printer units. If a printer toner cartridge becomes faulty or runs out of toner, then you can use the steps in the video below to replace one:

These steps refer to a HP LaserJet printer, but there are many different resources online that apply to replacing a printer toner cartridge in any laser printer.

If you are unsure of which printer toner cartridge you need for your printer, try the Ink & Toner finder on the Find My Supplies website.


Are Printer Toner Cartridges Compatible With All Laser Printers?

Whilst it may be tempting to use a different brand of printer toner cartridge for your printer, this is not advisable. It’s best to purchase replacement printer toner cartridges which are produced by the same manufacturer as your printer. This will guarantee durability and print quality. If you use a HP printer, then Find My Supplies has a range of different Toner Cartridges available at competitive prices.

Also, until the 31st of October 2017, you can receive up to £100 cashback on original HP toner cartridges in HP’s newest cashback promotion. So if you need to purchase replacement toner cartridges for your laser printer, there’s never been a better time than the present to visit Find My Supplies!



Sam Rose