The Care and Feeding of Your Copier or Printer

How do we minimize the cost of the care and feeding of our copiers and printers?

Minimize maintenance, power, toner and management – the ongoing costs of running a printer with an eco-friendly design. The principal is simple: the fewer components you use, the lower your costs and the less you have to throw away.

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There are some handy tips on HOW TO SHAKE IT to find more toner in your cartridge.

How to Shake Your Toner to Save Toner

Mark Scott from Carbon Copy

When running out of toner, pull it out shake and put it back, right? Well, there is more.

Image result for gas tank on a hillLook on the bottom side, front, middle, or back. There is a little orifice where the toner comes out. If the last shake is away from that orifice, you are definitely out of toner, just like your gas tank on a hill.

It is not so much the shaking, but the last shake should leave the toner over that orifice.

The same with your colors – look at your supply levels. Let’s say the yellow indicator is showing empty on the front of the machine – shake to the center, put it back in and it will show 10-15% left!

Carbon Copy’s toner is more economical that anywhere, but there is a way to make it go longer, by maybe even a week!

Carbon Copy, your copier and printer specialistsThis is why Carbon Copy has chosen Kyocera as their equipment partner. Kyocera named and awarded Carbon Copy as:

  • Authorized Copystar (a Division of Kyocera) Dealer.
  • “Elite” Dealer four times in the five years.
  • Total Solution Provider status.
  • Service Solution Provider status.

Office Equipment For the Future

Carbon Copy Inc. is a 25 year provider of commercial grade multi-function office technology devices that print, scan, fax & copy economically and we help our customers to be more efficient while lowering operating costs.

Copiers, Printers, Sales and Service

We sell and service the equipment, provide network services and support with consumables and other supplies. Printers large and small – copiers and multi-function equipment – scanners, fax machines, wide format & specialty units…whatever your need, chances are we have it or can get it for you! And, if you have old printers in mothballs you’d like repaired and returned to service, our Full Line Expert Printer Repair service is what you need. Staffed by the best printer technicians in this part of the country with a full parts warehouse to draw from, Carbon Copy Inc. will tackle your situation and earn your business until the end of time!


1-800-626-3166 – Call Mark