Explaining TAA Compliance

If you’ve ever glanced at some of LINKYO’s product overviews, you may have noticed a prominent banner labeled TAA-Compliant.  That then begs the question: What does “TAA-compliant” mean? For starters, TAA is short for Trade Agreement Act — a federal act that’s about…well, trade agreement. With that out of the way, let’s have a quick history lesson: The US Congress and Pres. Jimmy Carter put this particular Trade Agreement Act into law in the tumultuous year of 1979.  (There were, in fact, precursors to the ‘79 law.)  The laws require that bulk...

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Understanding Page Yields

If you’ve ever felt confused by the countless types toner cartridges — standard, starter, jumbo — you’re not alone. Cartridge manufacturers don’t do all that good of a job explaining them. And what about page yields? Why is that the number always varies? We’ll break it down for you. First, let’s cover toner. A toner cartridge is what you use on a laserjet printer. Toner is a fine powder that sticks to a lasered pattern that’s been reflected onto a page (via a rotating cylinder). Yes, that was a long sentence, but it summarized a complex...

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Why Compatible Ink & Toner Cartridges Doesn’t Void Your Printer Warranty

A question that comes up again and again is whether or not using a LINKYO ink/toner cartridge (or any third-party cartridge, for that matter) will void a printer’s factory warranty. The answer is NO. Using third-party ink and toner cartridges–including those from LINKYO–has no effect on your printer’s warranty. Many consumers believe that their printer can only use ink and toner from the original manufacturer. Wrong. That would be like IKEA requiring a buyer to use IKEA-branded tools to assemble IKEA-branded furniture. A more fitting example might be Dell requiring...

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Comparing OEM Toner with Compatible or Generic

Prices being what they are for genuine OEM toner versus compatible or generic cartridges, it is not surprising that many people want to know if they can trust the cheap clones and what the differences are. Some of the questions people have about these low-cost products include: What are compatible toner cartridges and are they the same as generics? There are so many; are they all the same? Will they damage my printer or void its warranty? Do they produce good quality print outs? First of all, compatible toners are manufactured by many third-party companies in many countries. They are all new...

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How to Find Replacement Toner Cartridges That Work

Cheap toner cartridges are only a deal if they actually work and give you good quality print outs from your laser printer. Plenty of people have tried alternatives to the genuine, original manufacturer cartridges only to find that the cartridges they tried caused more trouble than it is worth. Actually, discounted toner cartridges that work well can be found if you know what to look for. I’ll give you some key indicators that will help you find the toner cartridge you are looking for at a price well below the cost of the original manufacturers cartridges. You have two choices for...

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CE505A vs CE505X – What’s the Difference?

I’ve seen quite a bit of confusion about the HP CE505A versus CE505X toner cartridges – and with good reason. Some may think of these as the HP 05A or 05X toner cartridges, but it is all about the differences between them and if they are interchangeable. Furthermore, can one save money over the other? To be clear, there are differences, even though some HP printers can use both toner cartridges and other printers cannot. I have double and triple checked this, even on HP’s own web site and will list the printer models below for absolute clarity. When you visually compare the CE505A to...

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