Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle: The Environmental Benefits of Remanufactured Toners

As the summer months passes by and about to come to an end, many of us have enjoyed the summer time and the wonderful weather outdoors. Whether we took nice strolls down the beach, went on family camping trips in the mountains, or went fishing with our friends on a lake, we were reminded how beautiful our nature is. More importantly, how important it is for us to conserve our environment.

In terms of environmental stewardship, there is a hierarchy of preferred practices: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. From first to last in this list, the greatest benefit to our limited resources and environment can be found.  Of course, this means the best way to become an environmental guru is to reduce usage. In terms of toner cartridges, the ultimate environmentally friendly solution is to cut down on the number of pages printed. This saves the most money, the most resources, and has zero land fill waste impact. To reduce usage is the best option, but there are times when printing is simply needed. In fact, statistics suggest that the amount of pages printed each year continues to increase, which comes as a major surprise in this increasingly digital world.

Since we are not reducing usage as expected, it is becoming paramount that we explore the latter two options in the hierarchy, to reuse and recycle when it comes to printing. By recycling the parts of the original cartridge and reuse the treated parts in remanufacturing, we are contributing to environmental stewardship while enjoy the cost savings.

Here are four major benefits in using a properly remanufactured toner cartridge:

(1) Resource Conservation:  A typical used toner cartridge consists of 40% plastic and 40% metal with the remaining 20% made up of foam, rubber, and left over toner.  Over 90% of these materials are treated and then reused in a remanufactured cartridge.

(2) Energy Conservation: The energy equivalent of 3 quarts of oil is consumed in the manufacturing of a new cartridge. While there is energy consumed in the transportation of empty cartridges, it is far less than what is used to make a new cartridge.

(3) Monetary Cost Savings: Remanufactured cartridges are less costly than newly manufactured cartridges, offering a savings to consumers of up to 75% less than the cost of new. Printer manufacturers are known to charge very high prices for new cartridges.

 (4) Reduce Landfill Needs: Whenever a cartridge is remanufactured or recycled (after the cartridge is beyond useful life for remanufacturing), there is a reduction in the demand for land fill space. The plastic in a toner cartridge takes at least 1,000 years to decompose in the landfill.

Most of us already use recycle paper to conserve our trees. However, over 75% of the printers still use newly manufactured toner cartridges to print instead of recycling and reusing the cartridges. While recycled papers are widely accepted, one issue with using recycle toners is concerns for print quality. In addition, campaigns by printer manufacturers that postulate that all aftermarket toners are dangerous to printer machines. When a toner cartridge is carefully remanufactured with all the parts properly treated, the risks of the two aforementioned concerns are essentially close to zero.

At Toner Spot, our production lines follow rigorous processes to carefully select quality recyclable gears and carefully treat all the selected parts to ensure high quality performance after the cartridge is remanufactured. Additionally, all the remanufactured toner cartridges undergo various tests to ensure the high quality standards. We are so confident in our products that all of our remanufactured toner and ink cartridges come with a one year satisfaction guarantee.

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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

How to Fix the Slow Printing Speed for Ricoh Printers?

Slow printing speed can generally be contributed to common reasons such as large file size, large amount of images, and their complexity. Two quick and easy ways to boost up the Ricoh print speed can be achieved by segmenting one large print file into a few smaller files, or installing additional memory if the unit is lack of sufficient space for the operation.

One other lesser known method is by switching off the “collate” function on Ricoh printer. Please note that if printing requires the collate function to be on, you can simply switch off the function within the application but keep it on still at the printer driver.

Steps to switch off the collate function:

1. Go to “File” then click “Print” on the dropdown menu

2. Click on the “Properties” button to access the printer driver
3. Click on the “Print Quality” tab
4. Under “Graphics Mode,” select “Raster”
5. Click on the “Setup” tab
6. There is an “Orientation” option on the right, clear/deselect the “Rotate” option below
7. Under the “Collate” pull-down menu, click and select “Off”

8. Click “OK” to exit from the printer driver menu

Remanufactured Ricoh color toner cartridges are fairly new products in the market. As a result, finding competitively priced toners for your Ricoh printers can be time consuming with uncertainties in print quality.

Here at Toner Spot, we strive to bring our customers the products they need and are very happy to announce the recently available premium remanufactured Ricoh color toner cartridges. All units are remanufactured under ISO-9001 Standards and tested under STMC guidelines. Moreover, all of our website orders are covered under our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee Program.

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Friday, April 11, 2014

Okidata C710N, C710DN, and C710DTN LED Heads Cleaning Instructions

Users must be aware that sometimes an unclean print such as blurry images or white lines on a document doesn’t necessary means that the toner cartridge or any part of the printer is defected. In fact, dirty LED heads can also led to unsatisfactory print jobs.

It only takes a few minutes to clean the LED head, which can assist the user to determine the cause of dirty prints, sometimes even help in preventing the hassle of spending time and money for unnecessary replacements and returns. Here are a few simple steps on how to clean the Okidata C710N, C710DN, and C710DTN series printer LED heads:

1. Turn off the printer

2. Open the top cover

3. Wipe the LED heads gently with a soft tissue; do not apply any cleaning sprays or any sort, which might damage the lens surface

4. Close the top cover and turn on the printer to resume printing

Dusts and other particles can build up inside printer overtime and it is often a good idea to regularly clean the LED heads to for printer maintenance even before a bad print ever shows up.

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

HP 2600 and 2605 Series Print Quality Troubleshoot

Sometime after you installed a new cartridge, you immediately notice that the color print quality come out under your expectations. The first reaction, understandably, is to suspect that the new toner cartridge that you have just replaced is defective. However, that is not always the case and the problem might be easily resolved with a few push of the button or reinstallation. This is often a much faster solution than waiting to return and replace the cartridge that might not have an issue to begin with. Below, we will discuss some common causes of print quality issue and also resolutions that might solve the problem.

Sealing Tape
One of the most common causes of print color inconsistency is caused by the protective sealing tape that was not removed prior to installation.

Solution: Verify that the sealing tape has been completely removed from the print cartridge and reinstall the cartridge.

Toner cartridges sometimes are misaligned upon installation. Color inconsistency can also be caused by toner seating position, calibrating the cartridges will usually fix this issue.

Solution: Calibrate the toner cartridges with the instructions below

1. To calibrate from the printer, press (Left arrow) or (Right arrow) until the display reads System setup.
2. Press (Select).
3. Press (Left arrow) or (Right arrow) until the display reads Print quality.
4. Press (Select).
5. Press (Left arrow) or (Right arrow) until the display reads Calibrate color.
6. Press (Select).
7. Press (Left arrow) or (Right arrow) until the display reads Calibrate now.
8. Press (Select).
9. Press (Select) to confirm Calibrate now.

Toner Build Up
During the printing process, paper, toner and dust particles can accumulate inside the printer. Over time, this buildup can cause print-quality problems such as toner specks or smearing. This printer has a cleaning mode that can correct and prevent these types of problems.

Solution: Cleaning the printer and remove toner build-up

1. Open the front door. Locate the blue cleaning tool that is situated to the left above the black print cartridge.
3. Move the cleaning tool back and forth across the cartridge five times.
4. Ensure that the cleaning tool is returned to the left when the cleaning is finished.
5. Close the front door.
6. Run a cleaning page.

Above are some basic and simple solutions that might quickly resolve the print quality issue that you are currently encountering. These of course are not the only issues that might have caused print quality inconsistency. A more advanced post discussing color fading problem due to engine design will be posted in the future for HP Color LaserJet 2600, 1600, and 2605 series.

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Quick Tips from Marketing Gurus

Need a boost of inspiration, motivation, or even some guidance? We all know that starting a new business or marketing your business can be very difficult at times. We all have our ups and downs and get discouraged from time to time. For a quick pick-me-up to help us to refocus our marketing energy, here are some words of wisdoms from renowned business figures.

“You can’t just ask customers what they want and then try to give that to them.” Steven Jobs – Former CEO, Apple.

“Good innovators typically think very big and they think very small. New ideas are sometimes found in the most granular details of a problem where few others bother to look.” Nate Silver – Founder, FiveThirtyEight.com

“Don’t find customers for your products, find products for your customers.” Seth Godin – Best Selling Author.

“Before you create any more great content, figure out how you are going to market it first.” Joe Pulizzi & New Barrett – Co-Authors, Get Content Get Customers.

“If you have more money than brains, you should focus on outbound marketing. If you have more brains than money, you should focus on inbound marketing.” Guy Kawasaki – Former Chief Evangelist, Apple Co-Founder, Alltop.com.

“Best way to sell something: don’t sell anything. Earn the awareness, respect, and trust of those who might buy.” Rand Fishkin – Founder, SEOmoz.

Marketing and making sales are essential to any successful business. At Toner Spot, we believe that most of your efforts and budget should be spent on growing your business and getting that next customer. Therefore, we want to offer businesses large and small an option to purchase low price and high quality aftermarket toners that can help you allocate more resources to growing your business without having to sacrifice print quality.

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