Toner cartridges contain components that are sensitive to light, temperature and humidity. Today we would like to share with you some tips on how to store your toner cartridges to ensure optimal performance, highest quality and longevity of your new toner cartridge.
What is a Chip?
The electronic chip attached to your printer cartridge is the communication device between the printer and cartridge. The chip is read by either being in direct contact with your printer or operating via radio frequency. They are typically mounted onto a small circuit board and have a memory that stores vital printer information, such as pages printed and page coverage. Modern chips have processors attached and are built with power protection from voltage spikes to prevent misreading of the chip.
What is Firmware
Firmware is the Software that is installed onto the Printer so that it can perform certain functions. These functions include how fast to print, when to take the paper, when to eject the paper and where to start printing on the page.
“INK LOW” … we know that error message all too well! You reach for your replacement cartridges … install them as usual … resume printing.
There is nothing worse than finding that the printer cartridges you purchased awhile ago don’t print well in your machine. With correct storage, you can dramatically lengthen the lifespan and minimise the risk of poor printing performance.
What is Page Yield?
Page Yield is the term given to how many pages per cartridge a printer typically produces. This gives the consumer an idea of how many pages they can expect to print from their cartridge, giving them an average price per page.