Toner Cartridges & Ribbons

Inks, Laser Toner Cartridges and Ribbons

Providing choice to our clients is important even in the supplies, keeping that in mind we off a wide range of brands in both OEM and Compatible Cartridges.

OEM Ink Cartridges for your wide format, inkjet, photo printer or plotter. We do not offer compatible or refilled in these product lines.

Laser Toner Cartridges are offered in compatible and OEM in most brands. If we are not offering a compatible cartridge option it may be due to one of the following;

1. we have never being asked for it

2. failing too often – we want your office up and running not getting frustrated with toner issues

3. compatible cartridge is just not available.

Providing you with choice and reliability is important, we take your productivity seriously. OEM Laser Toner Cartridges are available and encouraged in some product lines.

Ribbons – Yes! There are still “ribbon machines” out there. If you are running an Impact Printer or Dot Matrix machine and require ribbon cartridges, give us a call, we offer both OEM and Compatible.

All our Toner Cartridges and Ribbons are supplied on the same day within Nairobi

  • Epson Ribbons

    Epson Ribbons (3)

    Our epson ribbons are Compatible with Epson's LQ-680 Impact Printer, LQ-680 Pro Impact Printer, LQ-860 Impact Printer, LQ-1060 Impact Printer, LQ-2500 Impact Printer and LQ-2550 Impact Printer
  • Ink Cartiridges

    Ink Cartiridges (9)

    Two cartridges (one with black ink, one with colored inks) installed in an inkjet printer
    An ink cartridge or inkjet cartridge is a component of an inkjet printer that contains the ink that is deposited onto paper during printing. Each ink cartridge contains one or more ink reservoirs; certain producers also add electronic contacts and a chip that communicates with the printer. Most consumer inkjet printers, such as those made by CanonHP, and Lexmark (but not Epson) use a thermal inkjet; inside each partition of the ink reservoir is a heating element with a tiny metal plate or resistor. In response to a signal given by the printer, a tiny current flows through the metal or resistor making it warm, and the ink in contact with the heated resistor is vaporized into a tiny steam bubble inside the nozzle.[1] As a consequence, an ink droplet is forced out of the cartridge nozzle onto the paper. This process takes a fraction of a millisecond. The printing depends on the smooth flow of ink, which can be hindered if the ink begins to dry at the print head, as can happen when an ink level becomes low. Dried ink can be cleaned from a cartridge print head using isopropyl alcohol or water.[2] Isopropyl alcohol will damage the printing head, IPA can dissolve the plastic at the connections and rubber gaskets. Tap water contains contaminants that may clog the print head, so distilled water and a lint-free cloth is recommended.[3] The ink also acts as a coolant to protect the metal-plate heating elements − when the ink supply is depleted, and printing is attempted, the heating elements in thermal cartridges often burn out, permanently damaging the print head. When the ink first begins to run low, the cartridge should be refilled or replaced, to avoid overheating damage to the print head.[4]
  • Toners

    Toners (37)

    Toner is a powder mixture used in laser printers and photocopiers to form the printed text and images on the paper, in general through a toner cartridge. Mostly granulated plastic, early mixtures only added carbon powder and iron oxide, however mixtures have since been developed containing polypropylenefumed silica, and various minerals for triboelectrification.[1] Toner using plant-derived plastic also exists as an alternative to petroleum plastic.[2] Toner particles are melted by the heat of the fuser, and are thus bonded to the paper.
    In earlier photocopiers, this low-cost carbon toner was poured by the user from a bottle into a reservoir in the machine[citation needed]. Later copiers, and laser printers from the first 1984 Hewlett-Packard LaserJet,[3] feed directly from a sealed toner cartridge. Laser toner cartridges for use in color copiers and printers come in sets of cyan, magenta, yellow and black (CMYK), allowing a very large color gamut to be generated by mixing.
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