Toner Cartridges

What are laser toners?


A toner cartridge or laser toner is the consumable part of a laser printer. Toner cartridges contain a fine powder which is a dry mixture of plastic particles, carbon and colouring agents. A laser printer uses more expensive technology to print, but the process is more efficient, faster and cleaner so if you are printing large quantities, then the cost per page would be cheaper than that of an inkjet printer.


Laser printers work by using static electricity, the toner is transferred onto the paper using the drum unit which is made out of highly photoconductive material which then fuses the toner onto the paper using heated rollers during the printing process.The drum is given a positive charge by the corona wire and as the drum revolves the printer shines a laser beam across the surface, the printer coats the drum with positively charged toner. When the toner powder has adhered to the drum, it rolls over the sheet of paper, which is moving along a belt below it. For more information on how a laser printer works, please click here.


Laser printers usually contain the toner cartridge and the drum, both of which will need to be replaced after so many thousand pages. Typically, a toner cartridge has a page life of 2,000 pages, although this will increase if you are using the high yield varieties. The page life of a drum unit typically is 40,000 pages. 


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The main advantages of using a laser printer is that it’s fast, precise and economic so if you are printing large quantities, then a laser printer would be the better choice. Although laser printers tend to be more expensive than inkjet printers, it doesn’t cost as much to run them as toner cartridges are more economic and last longer than your average inkjet cartridge.


This is why offices will use laser printers to print the larger quantity of long text documents. Laser printers are much more affordable than when they were first introduced. As technology advances, the price of laser printers and toner should continue to fall.


We are willing to guarantee the quality of the output and the life of all of our compatible and original ink cartridges.


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We stock the main brands


We stock all of the most popular brands; we also stock compatible ink cartridges and toner. The price of ink cartridges and toner is forever fluctuating; we make sure that our prices are always competitive. We stock these items so if you run out, we can deliver them to you. Our delivery is free and next day, with no minimum order.


We sell Brother, HP, Sharp, Kyocera, Xerox, Dell, Ricoh, Panasonic, Samsung, Canon, Epson, Oki, Lexmark, Philips Konica Minolta and Kodak. All of our original and compatible printer cartridges come with a manufacturer's warranty so you have the piece of mind that if they do go wrong, we will be there to replace the faulty item free of charge.


Did you know…?


Every year, more than 300 million plastic printer cartridges end up dumped in landfills around the world- almost 10 cartridges are thrown away every second.


We will recycle your used inkjet and toner cartridges free of charge!


Just hand them to our driver and we will take them away for you. 
tel : 01825 766 500 fax : 01825 766 444