How often do you have to change your toner cartridge?

A toner cartridge filled with toner can print thousands of pages because laser printers can print thousands of copies of a single toner cartridge. As a result, laser printers have become extremely popular. Numerous families have bought laser printers too. The toner cartridge must then be prompted every time the printer is used. The printer’s toner cartridge is comprised of three components: the magnetic drum, the photosensitive drum, and the toner cartridge. Several laser printers are self-contained and can be replaced separately, but more of the three are embedded into one. 

Toner Cartridge

However, the most common answers would be when your toner cartridge expires. When you run out of the toner cartridge and when you change printers. Nevertheless, how would you know if any of these happen?

Here are some tips to prepare you for any of these.

The expiration dates are found on the side of printer cartridges or on the side of the cartridge boxes. For most printers, the first indication that you’re nearing the end of your toner cartridge will be a low toner warning on the printer’s exterior, either on a screen or an the printers LED light.

As for needing a new printer, this will come down to many different reasons.

Your cartridges may end up being too expensive. This can affect you in terms of prints depending on how many pages you usually print. Another reason could be your printer may not work anymore, or the print speed is too slow. It could even come down to the print quality being poor. All these factors can lead to one buying a new printer. To use your printer, it is recommended that you print every 2-3 weeks, however if you are trying to replace your printer than it is recommended that you replace it every two years. This all just depends on different factors such as technology upgrades, security protocols and wear-and-tear damage.

Your cartridges can also dry up if you are not using it properly. Make sure that if you do use your printer often, to keep your cartridges sealed and stored upright in a cool and dark space. When installing your cartridges, double check by running a print job at least once every couple of weeks to keep your cartridges in good condition.