There’s a lot that goes on between clicking “print” and holding your high-quality printed page. Today, Michael Borg, one of the HP Supplies Guys, takes us under the hood of the printer to show how ink, toner and paper work with the printer to create good-looking, long-lasting prints.
As you’ve probably noticed, nowadays shopping for school supplies doesn’t just include backpacks and new pencils, but laptops, printers and print supplies too. Like many of you, this year we’ll be printing everything from worksheets and essays for the kids to family schedules and itineraries to presentations and reports for work.
But before stocking up on toner cartridges at home for your HP LaserJet printer, it’s important to make sure the supplies you choose will produce the consistent, quality prints you look for:
True Blue Color
We all know that color makes documents and presentations more interesting to view and read, but color is also an important element in communicating thoughts and ideas. Just think of the colors that come to mind when you imagine fire engine red or robin’s egg blue. Now, when it comes to telling your story on paper, you want that same distinct, true color to show up on the printed page.
The best way to ensure that your purple mountains are majestic and your company logo is spot on is by using Original HP toner cartridges. In fact, testing conducted by the independent research group, QualityLogic showed that images printed using remanufactured toner cartridges differ significantly from the intended colors when compared with those printed using Original HP cartridges. With the non-HP cartridges, all measured colors—from blue to green to red—deviated enough from the true hues that the colors would appear to most as obviously different. So if you want true blue colors stick with Original HP toner.
Color that Lasts
Whether you’re archiving documents, making a scrapbook or printing signs, you want your prints to maintain their image quality. Original HP toners and the colorants used in them are designed to do just that, and will maintain their true colors. This color stability is based on two components: putting color down consistently and long-lasting color that stays on the page.
In a 2012 internal test, HP took a look at the impact of light on color stability for HP toners and the competition. In the test, the prints were put in a chamber that simulated office environment light conditions and the prints were monitored over time for changes. In the end, the results showed that Original HP LaserJet color toner cartridge prints lasted 1.5 times longer than prints from non-HP toner cartridge!
Tried and True
Handling and exposure to the elements can cause changes to your documents that affects their durability. However, by selecting the right toner cartridge you can increase the permanence of your prints.
Unlike inkjet printers that lay down liquid ink on the page, LaserJet printing uses plastic toner particles that are melted to adhere to the paper during the printing process. The toner formulas developed by HP are matched to each model of HP LaserJet printer—something makers of cheap toner don’t do—which can lead to toner adhesion issues as you can see below:
HP LaserJet toner cartridges undergo a battery of tests that cover the gamut for hardiness – including resistance to light, folding, rubbing, tape, aging and even forgery! So under practically any conditions, your HP LaserJet toner cartridges will provide a maximum level of durability without a noticeable change in print quality. You may even be surprised to find that in most cases the paper or media will degrade before the adhered toner will.
HP LaserJet toner cartridges are designed to work with HP LaserJet printers to provide high-quality output that you can count on to look impressive.
Stay tuned for more from the HP Supplies Guys, and in the meantime, tell us more about your experience with your print supplies. Have you tried cheap toners, have you noticed a difference compared to Original HP toner?