HP’s 50% ink price hike likely to spark outrage

HP’s recent 50% increase in Instant Ink subscription fees has triggered widespread criticism, pushing consumers to seek more budget-friendly and sustainable printing alternatives. HP is introducing significant price changes for their Instant Ink subscription service users. Starting January 23, 2024, the company will implement a notable increase in subscription fees across all plans. This adjustment, […]

How to tell if it’s time to replace the toner cartridge?

Methods to determine whether the toner cartridge needs to be replaced are: ①Check the print quality. If the printed text is unclear, has missing prints, ghosting, blurring or uneven colors, this is usually a sign that the toner cartridge needs to be replaced. ②Observe the surface condition of the toner cartridge. If the surface of […]

Firmware update affects HP LaserJet cartridges

New HP firmware update triggers ‘used or counterfeit cartridge’ alerts, impacting multiple LaserJet Pro models in Europe and Asia. Static Control released a technical bulletin warning of a new firmware update that impacts the HP LaserJet Pro cartridge range of W1490/W1510/W1520. HP released a manual download firmware update on 14th February, affecting cartridges used with the […]

What Is Primary Charge Roller?

The primary charge roller is a cylinder composed of a metal core and conductive rubber. Its main function is to bring a uniform charge to the drum core to absorb toner, and to eliminate the residual potential on the drum core. The primary charge roller is a new environmentally friendly charging method that reduces the […]

Konica Minolta announces price increase

Konica Minolta Office Systems (China) Co., Ltd. announced that it will increase the prices of some OP products, including hosts and consumables, starting from April 1, 2024. Konica Minolta stated that the main reason for the price adjustment is global inflation, rising costs of some raw materials, labor, and operations in the past two years, […]

What is the difference between toner cartridges without chips and chips?

1. Different implementation principles The biggest difference between chip-based toner cartridges and chip-less toner cartridges lies in the different implementation principles. The chip design of the toner cartridge adopts smart chip technology. The chip has a built-in program that automatically adjusts printer parameters through real-time monitoring and feedback of printer status, toner cartridge status and […]

Another HP firmware update

THI Tech Hub Innovation Europe has warned of another HP firmware update. Affected are devices that use HP953 and 957 series cartridges. This is HP’s Office Jet Pro range. The latest firmware update is firmware 2349A. THI Tech Hub Innovation Europe said in its announcement that “Jetworld cartridges that work with the latest firmware are […]

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