Hewlett Packard has just affirmed that it’s coping with scarcity of replacement black toner cartridges for its low-end black and white LaserJet P1102W and LaserJet M1212 printers.
Over the past several months, HP partners have been struggling to acquire HP CE285A toner cartridges through distribution. Sources from a number of major suppliers explained that the CE285A toner cartridge continues to be either backordered or available in extremely limited amounts.
HP credited the CE285A shortage to the incredible demand the company has been experiencing for the LaserJet P1102W as well as the LaserJet M1212 and explained it is attempting to recover inventory.
The CE285A black toner to fill up consumables orders has been unavailable through distribution since October 2010, and he’s been given no indication of when it’s going to become readily available.
Oddly enough, the CE285A is listed as in stock through online stores such as Staples.com, Officedepot.com and Amazon.com, all of these sell it for $67.99. Prior to the general shortage he was forking out between $54 and $56 for the CE285A through distribution. It really appears to be unusual that no distributor can get them although the office supply houses can,
As a consequence of the toner shortage, shoppers have discovered it cheaper to purchase new laser printers and use the toner cartridges that’s sold together with them. In addition, InkCloners.com has remanufactured compatible brands available.
The HP 59 Photo Gray ink cartridge is intended to be used in combination with the Hewlett Packard 57 Tri-color printer cartridge. Using the HP 59 and HP 57 cartridges with each other will greatly enhance photo quality by minimizing grain.
Proper use and handling will offer greater printing quality and a longer print cartridge life. Print at the very least once a month to maintain the nozzles clear and the printer cartridges in excellent working order. The computer printer automatically primes, cleans, and caps the cartridges to maintain ideal print quality however, these procedures are not noticeable to users. Refer to the do’s and don’ts below:
Do not reapply tape to a print cartridge. Trying to reapply the tape can result in the colors to blend, damaging the cartridge.
Do store the COLOR and PHOTO cartridges with nozzles DOWN. Store the BLACK cartridge with nozzles UP and place the cartridges in an airtight, firm plastic container.
Do not permit the nozzles on the bottom part of the cartridge to touch the base or side of the plastic container. If the nozzles make contact with the container, the printer ink colors could blend, or ink could drain out of the cartridge.
Do not re-tape the ink cartridge.
Do not place the cartridge in a plastic bag.
Do not disconnect the printer without first switching it OFF by depressing the POWER switch. This will leave the cartridge susceptible to evaporation and debris contamination.
Do not keep a packaged inkjet printer cartridge on its side or upside-down for extended periods of time.
Store printing cartridges at room temperature.