Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Cold Restart Might be the Key to Solve Your Toner Recognition Issue

Trying to save some money by switching to compatible cartridge but your printer refuse to recognize it? Most of the time the recognition issue is due to invalid chip, and the problem can be fixed by swapping out the chip. Once in a while, it’s the software update from the OEM company that prevents the printer from reading remanufactured cartridges. However, if you’re lucky, a simple printer cold start can solve the headache.

Cold start is not just a quick turning off and turning on the printer. Instead, remove the cartridges from the printer. Turn off the printer first and make sure all the signal lightings are off. Unplugged the cord, including the one that’s connected to the computer if any. Wait for at least 10 minutes, or till the printer has completely cooled down.

Plug in the printer power cord and turn on the machine. The machine should start to warm up and prompt the instruction on cartridge installation. Do as instructed with your compatible cartridges. Sometimes a complete reset of the printer helps it to start out fresh. Meaning that the printer will try to identify the compatible chips in order to function.

This is one trick shared by our customer. If it works for him, give it a try, and hopefully it will also work for your printer.

Email us at if you have other inquiries or would like to receive a special compatible cartridge price quote. You can also check out our website at for a list of our remanufactured cartridge offerings.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Just a Few Things About MICR Printing

We’ve talked about what MICR toners are before, now let’s move on to a few things regarding MICR printing.

What kind of printer works better with MICR printing?

There are some printers specifically designed for MICR printing and use ribbons. However, in case you also need a regular printer for home and office, a more common laser printer might be a better option. In addition, if you’re looking for affordable re-manufactured MICR printing supplies, there are more MICR toners for laser printer in the market as opposed to the printers using ribbons.

We do advise users to search for what MICR toners that are available on the market then compared the printer models to figure out which one works best as a MICR printing machine and a regular printer for day-to-day use.

Consider using special fonts for checking printing

MICR fonts are required to meet banking standards, same as formatting. Make sure it meets the ANSI (American National Standards Institute) and ABA (American Bankers Association) standards in order to prevent check rejections.

Regarding signature

If you print out a large number of checks and wish to include the signature instead of signing them one by one, consider using a special signature font or incorporate a graphic of the signature. However, make sure the signature does not go over the solid dark line on the bottom of the check, which will also cause the checks to be rejected.

Correct signature placement:

Incorrect signature placement:

Regarding paper selection

Since you’re printing checks, extra security on paper selection seems logical. Specialized paper types can prevent counterfeit, alteration, and unauthorized reproduction. Some even come with background pattern called pantograph. Moreover, extra security can be achieved with some paper that comes with special features that when the checks are copied, the word “VOID” will appear on the check to prevent fraudulent use.

Make sure to store the paper stock at a location with fairly low humidity and moisture to prevent damage to the special features.

Here’s one of our top performing and top selling MICR toner for HP and Canon printer models:

Compatible with: 
HP LaserJet P2035
HP LaserJet P2035N
HP LaserJet P2055DN
HP LaserJet P2055X
Canon ImageClass MF5850DN
Canon ImageClass MF5880DN
Canon ImageClass MF5950DW
Canon ImageClass MF5960DN
Canon LBP-6300DN
Canon LBP-6650DN
Canon LBP-6670DN

Remember to enter our current 10% off coupon code SPENDLESS at Free shipping for orders over $75 contiguous U.S. states. Other inquiries please contact us at, and our customer service team will reply within 24 business hours (and we are usually much faster than that).

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Unwanted Lines on Paper when Printing with Ricoh Aficio SP C252DN

The Ricoh Aficio SP C252DN printer is a sturdy machine built for medium to high usage home and office environments. This machine can churn up to 21 pages per minute for monochrome document with up to 2400X600 dpi resolution. Users now can even process print jobs remotely, using personal mobile device.

High quality re-manufactured toner cartridges are also available for SP C252DN, which can save a significant amount of printing expenses. However, printers do get hiccup once in a blue moon, such as unwanted lines on paper. The lines are not necessarily caused by the toner cartridges and there often is nothing wrong with the toner cartridges installed. Here are some simple fixes when an user encounter such printing issues without having to spend money on new toner cartridges:

White lines appear on document

The intermediate belt might be dirty. To clean the belt, please follow the steps below:
1. Keep the power turned “on” and open up the top cover of the printer
2. Remove all printer cartridges
3. Close the top cover gently
4. This should prompt the cleaning command. When completed, open up the top cover and insert the printer cartridges back

Horizontals lines appear on document

One possible cause is due to impact on the printer. Try to turn off the printer power first, wait a few minutes, and then turn it back on. Perform the print job again to see if problem persists.

White or color streaks on document

This does mostly associate with toner cartridges. Streaks signal that the toner or toners are almost running out and need to be replaced. If the toner runs out but just a few pages left till the printer job is complete, press the [stop/start] key might get you a few more pages. However, print quality setting can be lowered, but this only acts as a last minute remedy.

If you are looking for well made re-manufactured toner cartridges for Aficio SP C252DN printer, consider the ones offered on our Toner Spot website. Current 10% off promotion code HDY10 and all of our website orders are covered under One Year Satisfaction Warranty.

Email us at for other inquiries. We also offer discount to small business and educational organizations. 

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

How to Scan to an FTP Address for Lexmark CX410 Series Printer?

The Lexmark CX410 series printer is a multi-function that can print, copy, scan, and fax. It works well for small to medium size office environments. In fact, this printer series is one of our clients’ favorite models to work with, and the compatible toners come in both the regular yield and higher yield version, which is the economical choice for many of our customers.

The Lexmark CX410 series printer also comes with a scan function that can let you scan directly to an FTP address. To do so, simply follow below steps from both the printer control panel or through a shortcut number:

The printer control panel way –

1. Load the document face-up and shorter edge first into the ADF tray, or face down on the scanner glass.

2. Adjust the paper guides if loading the document through the ADF tray

3. From the home screen, select FTP > FTP Address > type in the FTP address > select the “check” mark > Scan it

The shortcut number way –

1. Load the document face-up and shorter edge first into the ADF tray, or face down on the scanner glass.

2. Adjust the paper guides if loading the document through the ADF tray

3. From the printer control panel, press “#” on the keypad

4. Enter the FTP shortcut number

5. Select “Scan It”

Please note that you can only scan to one FTP address at a time. In addition, do not load documents such as postcards, pictures, small items, etc to the ADF tray. If that’s the case, use the scanner glass instead.

If you’re looking for replacement for CX410 and CX510 series toners, our 4K/3K higher yield version toners can save you some money on the printing costs, and free standard shipping for orders over $75 within 50 contiguous states.

Remember to enter our current 10% off coupon code HDY10 for additional 10% off your entire purchase at

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Konica Minolta Bizhub 3320 Troubleshooting – Print Speed Slows Down

The Konica Minolta Bizhub 3320 is a sturdy machine that can print, copy, scan, and fax. It’s print speed is ideal for normal business setting and the TNP41 toner can last up to 10,000 pages at 5% coverage, making it one of the top printer choices for small business owners.

Just like all other printers, the Bizhub 3320 can run into some hiccups when performing its duty. One of the issues is print speed slowing down at times when the machine has been in service for a while. Do not be worried, we’ve got a few solutions to make this printer working at full capacity again.

The slower printing speed can happen especially when printing on a narrow media, this is printer’s automatic protection mechanism to prevent damage to the fuser. In addition, large print jobs can cause excessive printing time or elevated operating temperature. As a result, the printer will also slow down to prevent damage to the machine.

First thing is to make sure the correct paper size loaded in the tray matches the fuser type. For instance, for a common A4-size paper, the corresponding fuser is a 220-volt fuser.

Once the setting is correct, resend the print job. One other way is to replace the fuser then resend the print job.

Disabling the Eco mode also helps in speeding up the process. From the printer’s control panel, choose Setting then select General Settings.

Select Eco Mode or Quite Mode then select Off.

There are other options to speed up the printing speed such as reducing the number of images or reducing the font size.

Email us if the issue persists at and our technician will assist you. Meanwhile, enter our current coupon code SAVEMORE for 10% off your entire purchase at Free shipping applies for orders over $75 contiguous U.S. states.

Compatible with Konica Minolta Bizhub 3320 printer model.