How to Store and Maintain a Toner Cartridge?

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With good printing quality, low noise and fast speed, laser printer has won the favor of most consumers. By 2012, laser printers market share increased rapidly and became the leading product in the image market. Toner cartridge is a very important component of a laser printer. The print quality is determined by toner cartridge quality, and the print cost is determined by toner cartridge life. We share this storage and maintenance experience for laser printer cartridges based on years of practical work, hope it helps.

Generally speaking, the original laser printer toner cartridge comes with a specially designed protective packing to provide as long storage time as possible. Besides the sealed packing, it is also sealed by special adhesive tape. The average life of a toner cartridge stored in the sealed packing is about two and a half years (both storage time and use time are included) from the production date. Once the sealed package is damaged, the recommended storage and use time is 6 months.

Key points to store the sealed and unopened toner cartridges:

1.Keep it in the direction specified on the packing box (arrow up)

2.Store in normal environment (normal temperature and humidity)

3.Avoid direct sunlight and exposure to heat sources (such as heating and steam pipes)

4.The above conditions are required if stored in the warehouse. Once exposed to strong light, the material of the sensitive OPC drum surface will deteriorate. Direct sunlight will damage OPC drum permanently. Besides, the environment affects toner powder attribute.

Key points to maintain the unsealed and opened toner cartridges:

1.The toner cartridge must be used up in around six months once unsealed. Six months later, the performance of toner cartridge components becomes unstable and the print quality decreases more or less depending on the environment.

2.Avoid storing toner cartridge near the window or exposure to direct sunlight. In hot weather season, never leave a toner cartridge in the car (even if it is unopened) for a long time.

3.Avoid environments where temperature and humidity change dramatically, such as near an air conditioner or heater.

4.Avoid dusty environments or near corrosive chemicals such as ammonia or organic solvent vapors.

5.Do not expose the cartridge to more than 104°F(40 °C).

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