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Color toner for mono laser printer

by alp0928 / June 15, 2008 7:15 PM PDT

Has anyone tried filling a cyan toner on monolaser cartridge?..what could be the consequences?..i have a project that need to be printed in cyan color but i only have a black and white laser printer so am thinking of using cyan toner on my cartridge. Will it work?.. My printer is HP8150DN.

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Long ago...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 15, 2008 11:02 PM PDT

We had a choice of a brown toner for old LaserJets. The only side effect is that that color would show up for awhile after changing back to black (a few hundred sheets?) But there was no risk to the printer.

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color toner on b/w
by alp0928 / June 16, 2008 1:40 PM PDT
In reply to: Long ago...

thanks to your input..

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Acid test...
by Willy / June 16, 2008 11:56 PM PDT

Other than color output and the characteristics(make-up) of the toner itself are the same, the output will be the color you want. Understand some toners to vary from maker to maker and model to model, so don't rely totally w/o reading the label. I don't see any problems other than what Robert offered but you open yourself up as it "wasn't intended for that use" sorta thing. The risk is yours.

I know of an older B&W laser a user used Panasonic dry toner(refilled from bottles) in a Canon, it worked for awhile( several mos.) until it caked so bad.

tada -----Willy Happy

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color toner
by alp0928 / June 17, 2008 2:46 PM PDT
In reply to: Acid test...

got an advise from a nearby refiller they tried what i want but not successful..they said each color has different developer..they said printout was very bad though i didnt understand about the developer. What i know is my printer has a fuser inside that acts as developer and fuser only emits heat and presses the toner to the paper. Maybe i will try it on my own.

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You're right.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 17, 2008 10:46 PM PDT
In reply to: color toner

No toner refiller will do this with any warranty and most will refuse since there can be liability issues. You will have to do this on your own.

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