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

Jason Perkins perkins.jason at gmail.com
Wed Oct 26 14:46:26 EDT 2016

I buy a lot of reman toners and inks from LD Products on Amazon -
specifically HP 4000, 4300, and Epson Inkjet. I've found their
cartridges to be good quality (the 4000 carts will go 10,000 pages
without streaking), their pricing reasonable, and their customer
support ok (I got a bad Epson cart once and they replaced it without
too much fuss).


On Wed, Oct 26, 2016 at 2:40 PM, Chris Fala via vcf-midatlantic
<vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
> 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.
> Chris
> 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

Jason Perkins
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