A toner cartridge is a key component of a laser printer. It not only affects the quality of the print, but also determines the cost of printing. Because more than 70% of the imaging components are built in the toner cartridge, and the printing quality is mainly determined by the toner cartridge. However, in current printing consumables market, we found price for the same toner cartridge varies by several times. What makes the price difference of toner cartridge? This article will show from the point of costs of a Brother tn315bk toner cartridge.
1)Mold rubber parts: a mold made with good plastic parts prices from $2.9 to $3.6, while inferior ones from $0.7 to $1.5.
Most of the inferior rubber parts are made of recycled materials that are usually fragile, of poor elasticity, and sometimes making sounds on working. Bad plastics will seriously affect the service life of the printer.
2) Drum core: The price of a good drum core is from about $1.5 to $2.1, and $0.6 for a bad drum.
The bad drum core makes it a serve short time. At the same time, performance will be seriously affected after hundreds pages of printing.
4) Magnetic roller: The price of a high quality magnetic roller is from about $1.1 to $1.5, and the inferior quality is less than $0.6.
Poor magnetic rollers have uneven coating of toner powder and resulting into short service life due to material problems.
5) Charging roller: The price of high-quality charging roller is is from $1.1 to $1.5, and the inferior quality is less than $0.6.
An inferior charging roller easily breaks through the drum core, and the bottom ash is likely to occur when the temperature difference is large.
6) Scraper: good one for $2.2/set and bad one for $0.73/set.
Poor scraper film has poor elasticity and is easy to bend, causing powder leakage and seriously affecting print quality.
7) Chip: The price of a good chip is about $1.1, and the average chip is less than $0.3.
A bad chip-on-machine has a high error rate and poor compatibility.
Actually, price difference varies the most for separated toner and drum model, like Brother toner cartridge. That’s because separated toner cartridge allows you to replace the toner cartridge only or do refills. For each page, you get price much cheaper.