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Winter is Coming—G&G’s Color Laser Cartridges Brace the Chill
October 21, 2022

Energy prices began soaring last year because of COVID lockdowns followed by the Russia-Ukraine war this year. As we hope and pray for a warmer winter, being better prepared for a prolonged cold winter is never a bad idea.


Common Print Problems in Cold Weather

Keeping printers productive during cold weather can be quite challenging. When temperatures drop and the air dries, the presence of excess static can interfere with the print process. Such changes can impact cartridge components and cause problems such as streaks, background haze, fading, light and dark blotches, color variation or extra-bold print.

background haze, fading, light and dark blotches

Why Failures Happen?

All laser printers and toner cartridges—including the OEM—are susceptible to static build-up. In addition to interfering with the print process, devices or static-sensitive cartridge components can be damaged when static discharges.


In addition, certain components inside the cartridges can harden or become deformed which also affects printout quality. For example, the paraffin wax—a key ingredient in toner powders—will increase its hardness as the weather gets colder. The rubber-made coating on the primary charge roller hardens too and this causes an increase in resistance. Such changes on components can and will play a crucial role in print performance.


You Need a G&G Penguin Cartridge

Productivity doesn’t have to come to a halt when the cold weather hits. Prep yourself with G&G’s lab-tested, quality products! Powered by Ninestar Color Control technology, G&G color toner cartridges are tested to demonstrate superior weather resistance.


G&G Penguin Cartridge


How does G&G stand out from the others?

G&G understands quality begins with raw materials. For toner powder, G&G insists using capillary rheometers to test the soft point of toner powers, ensuring batch-to-batch, and consistent temperature characteristics associated with toner flow during transferring and fixing. This enables G&G to prevent the paraffin wax from hardening in cold weather.


Static-sensitive components, like organic photoconductor (OPC) drums, undergo rigorous tests to ensure outstanding anti-static capability. The OPC drum is one of the key components inside toner cartridges. Its important job is to receive the image to be printed from a laser inside the printer. The drum transfers the image to paper. G&G uses tailor-made OPCs with excellent anti-static capabilities that eliminate the risk of error.


G&G’s CMYK cartridges undergo rounds of temperature and humidity tests too. During these tests, samples are subjected to temperature-humidity stress for periods of 12, 16, or 96 hours at temperature levels between -25℃ and 40℃.Humidity levels between 15 and 85%RH are experienced during testing too. Customers can be assured that G&G color toner cartridges can hold up to even the harshest conditions.


OEM vs. G&G vs. Non-G&G third-party cartridges


G&G knows that no detail is too small when it comes to manufacturing. One of the problems dogging third-party color cartridges has been inconsistency. Are you aware that even the felt used to seal the cartridges can affect the printouts? If felts are not properly installed, toner may leak. When felts are assembled by human hands there will always be some variation from one human worker to the next. To ensure consistency in the production of each and every cartridges, full automation is required.


That’s why automation is extensively deployed to produce G&G color laser cartridges. G&G has eliminated any risk that they may leak or fail due to human error. G&G customers have the confidence that they can enjoy quality and performance that truly rivals that of equivalent OEM products.


For more information about G&G color toner cartridges, please contact a sales manager or email info@ggimage.com.

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