Laser Tips

If you own a laser printer you have both a toner cartridge and a drum unit in your printer. Did you know that there is a difference between the toner cartridge and the drum unit?


Toner cartridge

The toner cartridge contains a fine dust-like powder, the toner, that fuses your print job on to the paper.

Depending on the yield of your toner cartridge will depend on how many pages you can print from your toner. Your printer will notify you when you are running low on toner and need a refill but you can most probably tell with the quality of your printing too. You can bring your empty toner cartridge to us here at Mainland Cartridge for a fill for a fraction of the cost of buying new.


Drum unit

The drum unit transfers the toner onto the paper.

When the laser printer receives a print command, the toner is attracted to the photo-sensitive roller inside the drum unit. The toner is then transferred from the roller in the drum unit to the actual paper using heat.

When the drum deteriorates your printer will display an error message to let you know it needs to be replaced.


The toner cartridge and the drum unit work together:

The toner cartridge is basically the storage for the toner while the drum does the actual printing. One can’t work without the other. You should expect to go through 3 or 4 toner cartridges for every drum unit that needs to be replaced.

We can assist with most toner cartridges and drum unit needs. To buy or fill quality toner cartridges and drum units please contact us for a free quote. Just let us know your printer model and we can assist with your exact cartridge and/or drum unit needed.

We also offer local shipping and free shipping for orders over $70.






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