[vcf-midatlantic] Quality laser toner refills? (potentially OT)

Chris Fala chrisjpf33 at gmail.com
Wed Oct 26 14:40:59 EDT 2016

When I lived in the Winchester, VA area, I used the services of a little
company which was then called Cycle-Net. I think they might have changed
their name and added different areas of IT service, but I checked the
number and it is still good. (540) 678-8639

I bought a LOT of toner from them. They had awesome repair service too and
were (are?) HP certified. Probably worth a try. I used their local delivery
option, but I think they will ship.


On Tue, Oct 25, 2016 at 2:41 PM, David Riley via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:

> Hi all,
> This is vintage-ish... a LaserJet 2200 is kinda skirting the definition of
> "vintage", but the question applies to older laser printers as well.
> I have an LJ 2200 that still sees frequent use (it's a great printer,
> especially with a network card in it), but it looks like HP has either
> discontinued or sharply reduced new production of its cartridge ("96A").
> There are other toner cartridges for older laser printers that are entirely
> discontinued.
> However, there are a lot of refillers out there who sell refilled
> cartridges for reasonable prices.  I've never had good success with the
> print quality from those, though.  There are also toner refill kits, which
> seem like a dubious (and messy) proposition.  Does anyone have POSITIVE
> experience with any particular refillers?  Whenever I've gotten one from
> e.g. "Cartridge Depot" or the like, the prints have been either light,
> uneven, or sticky.  I'd like to have something that's roughly comparable to
> the excellent quality of the original HP toner.  I don't mind refilling it
> myself if there are good results; I wouldn't be surprised if some of the
> spotty quality issues are due to worn wiper parts, etc. in the older
> refilled cartridges.
> If I search on Amazon for HP 96A, I get a lot of results that claim to be
> "original", but the reviews say they're rebuilt/refilled cartridges, with
> all the related ill effects.  Staples does seem to stock it, but for a bit
> more than I expected (and if it's discontinued, I don't know for how
> long).  Regardless, it's a question of interest for all older laser
> printers.
> - Dave

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