Let me start by wishing all of you the very best for 2013! You’ll notice our new name and logo. Effective January 1, 2013, ‘The Cartridge Place’ will be our new operating name, with our tagline Ink & toner specialists.
Wondering about our tagline? Well we’ve been in this business here in Newmarket since 2005, so we feel that we are qualified to call ourselves experts when it comes to printer cartridges. We haven’t changed locations. We are still in the same easy to find location at Mulock and Yonge street in the Metro plaza.
I wanted to pass along a few tips on cartridge care for this season:
1. In cold and freezing temperatures, do not leave your refilled ink cartridges or remanufactured toner cartridge in a freezing environment such as a vehicle or in the garage.
2. If your cartridge does freeze, you must let it come to room temperature before use.
3. Ink cartridges can expand when frozen causing problems with the print head.
4. Toner cartridges have moving parts and components inside, some of which are plastic. The toner itself is not resistant to extreme temperatures, all of which can cause poor print quality.
5. Ink cartridges are best stored full rather than empty. This is because most cartridges have a sponge inside. Once the sponge becomes dry, it becomes brittle and does not absorb the ink properly. The print head can also become clogged with ink particles which would not allow good print quality.
6. Toner cartridges can sit empty for any length of time without any problems as most of the components can be rejuvenated or replaced.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us!
New to using refilled or remanufactured cartridges?
The most obvious inconvenience on the ink side is that the ink level indicator becomes disabled once the cartridge has emptied. From our experience though, most consumers are ok with this as the cost savings are worth a little inconvenience or most say they never look at the ink level indicator anyway. Brother and Canon tank style cartridges can have their ink level indicators reset, therefore these are the best for refilling.
On the toner side, there really aren’t any issues as there are aftermarket chips available. These chips are a must, otherwise the cartridge would not work. To note for laser toner cartridges….do not perform firmware upgrades for your printer as this may lock you out of using remanufactured toner cartridges.
The best part of using a facility such as ours or one in your local neighbourhood, is the cost savings for you and the positive impact on environmental waste, as printer cartridges cannot be recycled in general garbage or recycling.
My best advice is to give refilling a try. You will be pleasantly surprised! Remember to recycle those cartridges, that are sitting around, at your local Cartridge Place.
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Until next time,