Toner powder is the powder, which is used in laser printers. In its more primitive form, it was made by mixing carbon powder, iron oxide and sugar. But over time, the technique of making toner powder has changed. To improve the quality of the powder, the carbon is melt-mixed with a polymer by the heat of the fuser into the paper. Earlier it was refilled by pouring the carbon powder directly into the cartridge but now it is available in a sealed laser toner cartridge. Most of the color laser toner cartridges come in the colors of cyan, magenta, yellow and black.
Components and manufacture
The polymer that is used in this powder varies from one manufacturer to another. However, these could be styrene acrylate copolymer, a polyester resin, a styrene butadiene copolymer or some other type of polymer. Then again, the toner formulations also vary from one manufacturer to another especially the granule size and the melting point is what vary the most.
Melting toner onto paper using heat and pressure. Example text. עברית: התכת דיו לנייר על ידי שימוש בחום ובלחץ (שלב 6). ಕನ್ನಡ: ಶಾಖ ಮತ್ತು ಒತ್ತಡವನ್ನು ಬಳಸಿಕೊಂಡು ಕಾಗದದ ಮೇಲೆ ಟೋನರನ್ನು ಕರಗಿಸುವುದು. தமிழ்: வெப்பம் மற்றும் அழுத்தத்தைப் பயன்படுத்தி காகிதத்தில் உருகும் டோனர். తెలుగు: ఉష్ణం మరియు పీడనం ద్వారా కాగితంపై టోనర్ను కరిగించడం. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The toner has been made to compound the ingredients, create a slab, which is then broken or made into pellets and finally into very fine powder of a particular particle size range by what is known as air jet milling. Some manufacturers sometimes use a chemical process to grow the particles from molecular reagents to get a finger print. This results to more uniform size and shapes of the particles, which will help, in making the toner more accurate in color reproduction and more efficient toner use.
Finding the suppliers
For those of you who are looking for a toner powder supplier, here are some tips that will help you. First of all, it really helps if you have any connections with the people who deal with these kinds of products, they will have a better insight on dealers and suppliers based on their experience in this field. Toner powder can be found in lots of places, provided you know how to find them. If, in case, you do not know or have any connections with the people who deal with these products, you can always look them up in the internet to find the toner powder suppliers who are closest to you. You will find that there will be a huge list of suppliers including their addresses and contact details like phone numbers and email addresses. This way you will a number of options to choose from. Generally, when you are looking for suppliers, it is best if you try to find out which supplier can supply to you the best quality powder and also be careful of scams because there are plenty of them out there.