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How to Get the Most out of Your Printer Toner

Even in the modern digital world, it's important to have a functioning printer in the office. You’ll never know when you need a physical copy of a document printing. So you must look after your printer and its toner to make sure you're getting the most out of every page you print. If you’re not sure how to best look after your printer toner cartridges, then we can help.

Here at Trade Your Toner, we specialise in purchasing printers and their consumables. You must keep your toners well looked after to maintain the quality of your printing; no one wants ink smudges on important documents. Avoiding these issues will keep your printer in good condition for years to come, helping you to save on the cost of printing.

How to Handle Toner Cartridges

Most ink cartridges and toners have a chip in them that help them communicate with your printer. It is this chip that allows the printer to know how much ink is in the cartridge and ensure that the printing process goes smoothly. If you cause damage to the sensitive parts of your toner, you'll be setting yourself up for all sorts of problems in the future. 

Often you won't notice the problems until you start printing so you must take your time and handle your toner with the utmost care to make sure that you don't accidentally damage the container or the drum in any way. If you do happen to touch the chip make sure that you use a Q-Tip to clean the area, this should help you mitigate some of the problems.

Where Should You Store Toner Cartridges?

The best way to store your toners and cartridges before you’re ready to use them is to make sure that they're being their original, sealed packaging and kept in a cool, dry place. Removing them from their packaging can be disastrous, especially if you intend on leaving them for an extended period. Over time the toner can leak out of the cartridge. 

Not only this but the print nozzle will clog and the ink would dry out rendering the toner completely ineffective. To avoid wasting money on toners, it's best to keep them in the packaging that they come in until you're ready to install them in your printer. 

We would also recommend that you avoid spaces that are too hot or too cold because that can also lead to issues with your ink. The average supply cupboard is the perfect solution.

How to Look After Toner

You don't need to stop looking after your toner just because you put it in the printer, making sure you keep an eye on the printer and its condition will ensure that your toner lasts as long as possible. One way you can look after your toner is by making sure you regularly use your printer. 

While this might sound counterintuitive, because you’ll be using more ink, regularly printing will ensure that the ink in your toner doesn't dry up or create clogs, which will cause many more problems further down the road. Making sure that your printer is well looked after will make sure that you’re getting the most out of your printer toner, which is a great way to save those extra pennies.

If you purchased a new office printer recently, one that uses a different toner to the one you're used to, and you're at a loss for what to do with your spare toners, then we can help. We can buy your toner from you, so not only will you get rid of your toner, but you'll also make some money back. Why not give us a call today on 01223 756442 to find out more. 

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