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why2008 posted 3/25/2013 18:07 PM

I have an older HP laser printer, it uses 49A or 49X toners. I have purchased reconditioned toner cartridges off of Amazon from different suppliers and they all print too light and run out quickly.

Since this is an older printer the toner cartridges from HP run 130 for just one!

Does anyone have any recommendations of where to buy decent toner cartridges that don't print lightly and run out quickly?

Amazonia posted 3/25/2013 18:56 PM

It sounds like it would be cheaper to buy a new printer!

circe posted 3/25/2013 19:10 PM

Yup, I use

Sounds like a sketchy business name, but I use one of those rebate sites (mr rebates) that gives me 20% rebate if I buy from that company. But actually over the years they've been really good about shipping and replacement of cartridges that don't work well and that sort of thing. A lot of the ink I buy from them is in the form of remanufactured cartridges and they work just fine in all our household printers - we have nothing fancy, just desk jets.

MovingUpward posted 3/25/2013 19:37 PM

Since this is an older printer the toner cartridges from HP run 130 for just one!

This is a pretty normal price and it is a probably a new cartridge and not a refill. Many toner refillers only put more toner into a used cartridge even though many items wear over time like the photoconductor. Reconditioned toner cartridges I have no idea what that means. It probably means that key components to good print quality are not replaced like the photoconductors and developer rolls and charge rolls. Each of those components has a life and at the end of life of beyond the life is when you'll get poor print quality. They probably clean up the cartridge, refill it and run a few test prints. You might inquire as to what Reconditioning means.

On the other hand companies doing Remanufactured cartridges will attempt to replace these worn items and that will drive the cost up toward where the printer manufacturer's price is but your shot of having more reliable print quality goes up to but it still could be hit or miss. Unfortunately the best bet for print quality would be to buy the manufacturer's cartridge.

[This message edited by MovingUpward at 7:39 PM, March 25th (Monday)]

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