Saturday, December 22, 2012

Toner Spot – Fun Christmas Facts

Happy Holidays!!  

Here’s something that you might not know about Christmas:

1. The estimated number of Christmas trees cut down each year is between 33 million and 36 million. However, in the United States, 2 to 3 seeds are planted for every Christmas tree chopped.

2. There are a total of 364 gifts if adding up all the presents in the Twelve Days of Christmas.

3. Ever heard of the song Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer? Well, Norwegian scientists said that the red nose can possibly caused by the parasitic infection in reindeer’s respiratory system (Highfield, 1998). 

4. The tallest Christmas tree ever cut was a 221 feet Douglas fir back in 1950. The tree was displayed at the Northgate Shopping Center in Seattle, Washington (Guinness Book of World Records, 2008).

5. It usually takes about 15 years before a tree to grow to a size big enough as the common Christmas trees we see today.

6. Spiders or spider webs are two of the common Christmas tree decorations in Poland. Polish consider spider as a symbol of prosperity and good things at Christmas (Gulevich, 2000). 

7. Christmas sales make up approximately 1/6 or more of all retail sales in the United States.

8. The song “Jingle Bells” was actually written for Thanksgiving instead of Christmas in 1857.

Everyone here at Toner Spot wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. To keep up the holiday spirit, we just published a brand new coupon code BLISS13 for 10% off your entire purchase. There’s also no shipping fee for orders over $75 at!

Educational institutions and non-profit organizations are eligible for special discount. Email us at for your own customized price quote.


Highfield, Roger. 1998. The Physics of Christmas: From the Aerodynamics of Reindeer to the Thermodynamics of Turkey. New York, NY: Little, Brown and Company.

Guinness Book of World Records. 2008. New York, NY: Bantam Dell.

Gulevich, Tanya. 2000. Encyclopedia of Christmas. Detroit, MI: Omnigraphics, Inc.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Fiscal Cliff Calculator from

It seems like everybody is talking about the upcoming fiscal cliff. The simple and clear explanation is this: There will be a $607 billion increase in automatic annual tax with more spending cuts if the Congress and White House cannot agree on a solution by the end of the year. That means only few weeks left before the big change kicks it.

So what does it means to you? Generally speaking, more taxes starting next year. We found this great fiscal cliff calculator provided by where you can compare the changes in tax payment before and after the "fiscal cliff" takes effect.

There are other more sophisticated caculators out there, but the one from is the most suitable for the general public instead of employers, accounts, etc.

During economic uncertainty and slow recovery, it is very important to cut expenses and save cash in order to take on oppurtunities that are out there. The cash perserved can be used as coushion during tough times and can even be used to take advantages of the oppurtunities that present themselves. One way to cut operating expenses is to take a serious look at your daily printing costs. If you can produce the same results at a lower cost, ask yourself why you would not take advantage of it?

Please visit our website at for affordable printing supplies at premium quality. You can also contact us at to ask for quotes for all the printers in your office. Corporate rates are available for businesses and special discounts are also available for public service sector and non-profit organizations.

Please see below for a few of our most popular items:

Remanufactured toner cartridges for Sampson CLP-600A - Full Color Set $214.99

Compatible with Samsung CLP-600, CLP-600N, CLP-650, and CLP-650N models.

Remanufactured toner cartridge for Canon 119/3479B001AA $34.99

Compatible with Canon ImageClass LBP6300DN, ImageClass LBP6650DN, ImageClass MF5850DN, ImageClass MF5880DN, ImageClass MF5950DW, and ImageClass MF5960DN models.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Toner Spot - Fun Thanksgiving Facts

1. The bird “turkey” is actually named after the country “Turkey.” In fact, turkey also has other country related names around the world. The bird is called peru in Portuguese and it’s called French birds in the country Greece. 

2. The very first Thanksgiving was celebrated by the Plymouth pilgrims at Plymouth, Massachusetts and the celebration lasted for 3 days. 

3. Benjamin Franklin wanted to use turkey as the national bird of the United States instead of the bald eagle.

4. The Presidential Pardon – The National Turkey Federation has been presenting a live turkey and two dressed turkeys to the President since 1947. The President will pardon the turkey at a White House ceremony. This lucky turkey will enjoy the rest of its days on a historical farm. This even can actually be seen live on TV on the day of Thanksgiving. 

5. Unlike the farm raised turkeys that are more commonly seen in the states, a wild turkey is in fact very strong and agile. Wild turkey can run up to 25 mph and even fly up to 55 mph.

6. Turkey can change colors! The color of turkey head can be red, pink, white, gray, and even blue depending on their mood. 

7. The average American eats about 16~18 pounds of turkey each year, and Californians are the largest consumers of turkey in the U.S.

8. Only male turkeys gobble.

Happy Thanksgiving!

We would also like to give thanks to all of our customers. Please see below for the current promotion that can help you save more on office printing supplies!

Enter coupon code HARVEST12 to receive 10% off entire purchase and no shipping fee for orders over $75!  Here’s our official website:

Special price quotes available for educational institutions and non-profit organizations. Simply email us at and our customer service will respond to your inquiry within 24 hours.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Presidential Vote! Here are Some Famous Past Presidential Quotes in History

George Washington (1789-1797)

 “Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth.”

“Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.”
Thomas Jefferson (1801-1809)
“That government is best which governs the least, because its people discipline themselves.”

I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.

Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.

Abraham Lincoln (1861-1865)

"You can fool all of the people some of the time, and some of the people all of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all of the time."

“America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.”

Theodore Roosevelt (1901-1909)
“The only man who makes no mistake is the man who does nothing.”

Believe you can and you're halfway there.

Harry S. Truman (1945-1953)

 “You cannot stop the spread of an idea by passing a law against it.”

Richard Nixon (1969-1974)
"What kind of nation we will be, what kind of world we will live in, whether we shape the future in the image of our hopes, is ours to determine by our actions and our choices."
“A man is not finished when he is defeated. He is finished when he quits.”

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Okidata C9300/C9500 Printing Issue – Dirty Background

There are numerous functional parts within a printer. Just like toners and drums, most of these not-so-familiar pieces need to replace over a period of time.

We all have experiences where the print quality isn’t up to par. Let it be streaking lines on the sides, undefined edges, or dirty/non-white background, these types of problems usually can be solved by replacing the toner or drum cartridges. However, occasionally it’s not the toner or drum that needs to be changed.

If you are experiencing dirty background issue similar to the image shown below, here is the step by step solution that might be helpful in fixing the problem for your Okidata C9300 or C9500 printers.  

1. Check and see if the image drum has been exposed to light for a period of time. If so, replace the I/D unit.

2. Check and see if the roller in the fuser is dirty. If so, replace the fuser unit.

3. Make sure the paper thickness setting is correct: Light: 64 g/m², Medium Light 64 to 74 g/m², Medium 75 to 90 g/m², Medium Heavy 91 to 104 g/m², Heavy 105 to 120 g/m², Ultra Heavy 121 to 203 g/m² Transparency.

4. Make sure the LED head assembly is properly connected to the connection board.

5. Make sure the +5V output correctly pins between the connection board and the LED head assembly. If not then replace the connection board accordingly.

6. Check the cable connections and replace the low-voltage power unit if necessary.

7. If the 34V output to the power connector pin 2 is not on the engine board (+34V: Pin 12, 13, 14), replace the engine board accordingly.

8. Replace the high-voltage power unit or belt cassette assembly if necessary.

9. Make sure the I/D unit terminal is properly connected to the contact assembly.

10. Replace the image drum if all the above steps do not result in normal printing quality.

The above methods are recommended to perform with professional technicians. Please contact printer support or email us if you have further inquiries.

We do offer remanufactured compatible Okidata C9300/C9500 toner cartridges at affordable prices. Remember to use the coupon code “NY2012” to receive 10% off your entire purchase. There is also no shipping fee for orders over $75!

RemanufacturedOkidata C9300/C9500 Full Color Set Toner Cartridges - $239.99 

Page Yield: 15,000 pages at 5% coverage per page for each cartridge.

Remanufactured Okidata C9300/C9500 Full Color Set Drum Cartridges - $514.99

Page Yield: 39,000 pages at 5% coverage per page for each cartridge.

Customized price quote available at Our courteous customer service will respond product offering inquiries within 24 business hours (usually we are way faster than that!). You can also visit our official website at to see all the ISO-9001 Standards toners and drums at an affordable price.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Discounts for Non-Profit and Public Service Institutions

Our economy has suffered through a severe recession in the past few years. We recognize that public service organizations that better our communities are among the hardest impacted. With harsh government budget cuts and diminishing corporate charitable donations from those who are also suffering through difficult economic times, lowering organization overhead costs have become paramount.

At Toner Spot, we greatly appreciate the services that public service organizations provide to our country. It is our belief that organizations that contribute and better their communities should be supported by their communities. We support and honor your efforts by offering special discounts for Government, Military, Educational, and Non-Profit organizations.

To receive this discount, please set up an account by emailing or fax your tax exempt certificate or Federal Tax ID certificate showing your Government or Non-Profit status to and request an account setup form. You can also arrange a time to speak with one of our representatives by emailing us your contact information.

We strive to provide excellent service and generate value and cost savings as support to our public service organization. Our definition of value is to provide you with the best quality products at the cheapest price. Our courteous customer service representatives are knowledgeable about our products and are always ready to assist you.

In addition to the special discounts, there are several benefits and incentives purchase directly from us by setting up a special account:

·         Free shipping on all orders over $75
·         Risk free warranty on all products for 1 year
·         Customer loyalty rewards program
·         Upcoming special charitable donation program

If you prefer to be billed by us directly instead of paying by credit card, please submit the aforementioned Account Set Up Form including your bank information, Federal Tax ID Number and trade references. You may contact us to receive it by fax or email. One of our customer representatives will contact you to set up a preferred credit term. Once your order has been shipped, we will send you an invoice via email, fax or US Mail. 

Please come visit our website for our popular product offerings at You can also email us at for the parts that you are looking for and we will respond to your inquiry with quotes in a timely fashion.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Where is the Best Place to Live in America? constructed a list of best cities in America based on series of analysis with the data obtained from the U.S. Census Bureau, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Sperling’s BestPlaces, GreatSchools, Onboard Informatics, RealtyTrac, Bloomberg, and the Trust for Public Land. The research scope is limited within America’s 100 largest cities.

Some might consider big cities such as New York or Los Angeles to be on the top of the list. The answer, however, showed otherwise. The best cities were selected based on a series of factors ranging from air quality, crime rates, education systems, and all the way to restaurants per capita. So what are the top five places to live in America?

No. 1 – Raleigh, North Carolina 

Approximately 378,000

School score – 74.4
Violent crime rate – 492.9
Unemployment rate – 6.9
Park acres per 1,000 residents – 30.8
Air quality index – 83

No. 2 – Arlington, Virginia 

Approximately 206,000

School score – 70.99
Violent crime rate – 492.9
Unemployment rate – 6.9
Park acres per 1,000 residents – 8.4
Air quality index – 91

No. 3 – Honolulu, Hawaii 

Approximately 374,000

School score – 72.72
Violent crime rate – 279.7
Unemployment rate – 5
Park acres per 1,000 residents – 6.7
Air quality index – 80

No. 4 – Scottsdale, Arizona 

Approximately 233,000

School score – 79.74
Violent crime rate – 171.5
Unemployment rate – 6.3
Park acres per 1,000 residents – 72.2
Air quality index – 103

No. 5 – Irvine, California 

Approximately 197,500

School score – 86.69
Violent crime rate – 70.9
Unemployment rate – 6.7
Park acres per 1,000 residents – 36.5
Air quality index – 98

Find out the rest of the rankings here at Bloomberg Businessweek.

Bloomberg Businessweek. July 18th, 2012 from


We hope you enjoy this blog. If you are looking for remanufactured compatible toner and drum cartridge supplies, please do not hesitate to contact us at Our customer service representative will follow up with you within 24 business hours (we are usually much faster than that!) and provide you with the best discounts available.

Please visit us at to see a wide range of products we offer. Remember, there is no shipping fee for orders over $75!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

What are the Differences between Remanufactured Konica Minolta 1300 Toner and Drum?

Toner cartridge is not the only component required to make a printer to function properly for particular printer models. There is also an essential part called the “drum” cartridge that is needed. We received a number of inquiries regarding the remanufactured/compatible Konica Minolta PagePro 1300W toner and drum:

- My printer is showing low ink level, can I just replace my toner to fix the issue?

- What do you mean by there’s a toner AND a drum for my Konica Minolta printer?

- When I order the drum unit, I thought the toner is included also, isn’t it? 

*Konica Minolta PagePro 1300W, 1350W, 1380MF, and 1390MF are the printer models that use both the 1300W toner and drum in order for the machine to function properly.

There are many technical details regarding the differences between a drum and a toner. To simplify the explanation, a drum holds the image generated by the mechanisms inside the printer. In some cases, a drum also serves as a waste collector, gathering the residuals from each print job. In the other hand, a toner is merely a container that holds the color material, or the ink toner – mostly black, cyan, yellow, and magenta. During the printing process, the drum will roll through the toner, in combination with heat and pressure from the fuser, print out different documents accordingly.  

Generally speaking, a drum cartridge usually comes in higher page yield then a toner cartridge. That’s probably one of the reasons why most users are not familiar with the term “drum” since they rarely get the chance to replace the unit. A drum is usually replaced after 4 to 5 toners’ life cycles. In most cases, drum cartridges are larger than toner cartridges. In fact, most toner cartridges are designed to clip inside a drum unit. Perhaps that’s why some customers thought they can get both the toner and the drum by purchasing the drum unit only.

Remember to double check with the printer message when the light goes on requesting for a toner or drum replacement. If the message doesn’t specify the issue, below are some signs showing that it might be time to get a new drum unit:

- Lighter print color

- Gently shake the toner cartridge does not help in receiving regular print quality

- Problem still exists after replacing the toner

When the toner and drum needs arise, don’t forget we carry ISO-9001 standard remanufactured/compatible products with 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed for every order placed on our website –

Below are the links to our high page yield remanufactured/compatible Konica Minolta PagePro 1300W toner and drum cartridges. Remember to enter coupon code “NY2012” to receive 10% off entire purchase before the offer ends!

*6,000 page yield at 5% coverage
*Model #1710567-001

*20,000 page yield at 5% coverage
*Model #1710568-001

Please email us at if you have any questions and our service team will be more than happy to assist you!