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Supply: All-in-one cartridge (Photoconductor drum and Toner)

The best performance with Ricoh genuine supplies

Ricoh supplies are designed to optimize the printer performance to provide the best quality and reliable printing continuously.

Using non-Ricoh supplies may result in poor printing quality or damaged machine. Ricoh do not take responsibility for any damage due to non-Ricoh supplies.

Purchasing non-Ricoh supplies in order to hold down costs can, in the final analysis, result in a higher total cost of ownership because such supplies can lead to more frequent toner cartridge changes and cause malfunctions that disrupt operations.

Three reasons why Ricoh recommends genuine supplies

Stable Use

Ricoh toner is designed to match the printer structure.

By using it, you can enjoy a longer life of the printer, minimizing overall costs.

The use of non-Ricoh supplies can lead to extremely costly situations such as printer breakdowns that are expensive to repair and that disrupt operations.

Eg.) Non-Ricoh toner scatters and
causes a gear blockage.

Since genuine Ricoh supplies were not used,
toner has scattered inside the printer.

High Print Quality

Using the toner whose properties do not match the machine may results in low print quality. For example, toner adhesion is poor or unnecessary toner particles remain inside the machine.

If you purchase Ricoh supplies, you can be sure you are getting reliable quality since they are subject to rigorous inspections and quality control.

Health Considerations

Ricoh toner is designed to meet the high standards to protect human health and the environment. It complies with ROHS, a restriction on the use of certain hazardous substances.

The importance of the print mechanism and genuine Ricoh supplies

All-in-one Cartridge

These are all-in-one cartridges, in which the toner and the imaging unit are combined to form a single unit. The cartridges also contain other important components, and they play an important role in maintaining print quality and printer life. Since there’s only one consumable, toner replacement is quicker and easier.

The simple-looking cartridge contains the photoconductor drum that is the heart of the printing operation, but it also contains multiple components that have other important roles.

Chemical and electrical processes are carried out within the cartridge in order to faithfully reproduce on paper the images of the data you want to print.

In order to maximize image quality, it is important that the printer characteristics, the toner, and the photoconductor drum all match each other to the greatest degree possible.

1.After voltage is applied by the printer, the charging unit releases electricity to apply an equal charge to the entire surface of the photoconductor drum.

2.A laser projects the print data on the surface of the photoconductor drum, and then a chemical reaction takes place on the drum's surface. Since this projection process takes place repeatedly, with durability considerations in mind, the surface of the photoconductor drum is made with material that provides the optimum match with the wavelength of the laser of the printer itself.

<When non-Ricoh supplies are used>

  • When there are flaws on the photoconductor drum, the surface is not properly exposed to the laser beam so characters are not cleanly reproduced.

3.The developer unit applies toner to the areas that were exposed to the laser. The uniform distribution of toner on the surface of the photoconductor drum is a key factor in printing beautiful images so it is important that the toner particles be evenly applied.

<When non-Ricoh supplies are used>

  • If characteristics are not properly matched, there is toner that does not attach to the photoconductor drum so it flies around inside of the printer, thereby soiling the paper and damaging the printer itself.
  • When toner builds up between gears, the paper cannot be properly advanced so paper jams result.
  • When toner particles are not evenly applied, they can accumulate and overlap, thereby causing character edges to become uneven and small characters to be obscured when the toner is transferred to the paper.

The developer unit applies toner to the areas that were exposed to the laser. The uniform distribution of toner on the surface of the photoconductor drum is a key factor in printing beautiful images so it is important that the toner particles be evenly applied.

<When non-Ricoh supplies are used>

  • When the paper passes under a photoconductor drum with toner applied, the image transfer roller applies an electrical charge to the back of the paper. This attracts the toner to the paper, thereby transferring it to the paper's surface.

The application of heat melts the toner on the paper and pressure fixes it to the paper. Toner characteristics and roller temperature are fine tuned to the optimum levels.

<When non-Ricoh supplies are used>

  • When the characteristics are not suitably matched, the toner is not properly fixed to the paper so toner comes off on your fingers when viewing the printed materials.
  • Toner can get on the hot roller, thereby smudging the characters printed.
  • The above descriptions may differ depending on evaluation methods or conditions.
  • It does not imply that the malfunctions mentioned above will occur with all non-Ricoh supplies.