Printer cartridges/toner that come with the printer- low capacity?
I've been told by someone in the past that the cartridges that come with the printer usually have a lower capacity to a shop-bought one. Is this true? I was rummaging rhe other day and found an old Samsung toner cartridge that came with the printer but didn't bother refilling due to this, and was wondering whether to chuck it out. Size-wise in comparison there was little difference but the design on the toner, and the plastic ridges and vents were different. Is it worth refilling or throwing?
The cartridges are usually the same from my experience, it's just that they only half fill the ones that come with the printers. Probably have a few extra bits of plastic so they know from the design that it is a cartridge to ship with a new printer.
Depends on the model/make I think. The cartridge supplied with my samsung ml-1510 laser was only 1000 page one, but can be refilled with enough toner for the normal ~3000 pages. I'm still using the original.
I was looking at a newer model a year or two ago, the demo cart supplied with that was low capacity, and has no chip, but replacement carts do have chips, preventing refilling. The lasers firmware keeps track of the toner left in the demo cartridge, and once you've printed the number of pages allowed, you have to fit an expensive chipped cartridge. Someone released hacked firmware though, which resets the counter when the printer is switch on.
Our epson tx720wd inkjet came with standard full hummingbird cartridges though. I was surprised how long the ink lasts, but then it does have 6 carts and I was more used to using a 2 cartridge old epson stylus.
There can also be an initial (Wasted) charge of the ink system. This can be quite a few mils or oz of ink / toner on the older machines.
That reminds me, need to re-fil the laser!
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