The Basics: Meaning and Everything about Laser Toner

November 18, 2010 No Comments

basicsAlthough we already know what a laser printer and laser toner cartridge can do for your printing needs, some are still clueless about these printing devices. Well, this is not impossible since the inkjet printers are the ones that have become popular and are widely used.

So, if you want to know the meaning and everything about laser toners, this basic guide is the right one for you.

First of all, the laser toner cartridge is filled with toner. So what is toner? This is the powder that is placed inside the cartridge to create the texts and images needed on the paper. When the toner was first made, it was just black carbon powder. However, to compete with the inkjet printers and to create great prints too, the laser toner technology has changed and the toner was then mixed with other substances for better printouts.

Now, where did the word laser come from and why is it partnered with toner? Laser is used to describe the printer that uses toner cartridges to create high quality prints.

When it comes to laser printers, the first types where the monochrome laser printers that can only print in black. Although these machines only have one color, the printing speed is just amazing that it can do a lot of pages in just one minute. This is why monochrome laser printers are common in workplaces.

So maybe the last thing that you should know is the different kinds of laser toner cartridges. There are the original ones known as OEM which are made by the printer makers themselves, the compatible laser toner cartridges which are the generic form of the original ones, and the remanufactured laser toners that are made of recycled printer cartridges.

These are the basic things that you need to know about laser toners. If you still wish to learn more, read other topics here about these printer cartridges and the ink cartridges too, if you wish.

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