Our CF217A MICR Toner Cartridge for the HP LaserJet M102w is in the final phases of quality assurance. We plan to release the New CF217A MICR Toner on December 5, 2016. The CF217A has a page yield of 1,600 pages. The MICR quality for printing checks is fantastic. Our CF217A MICR toner is a new MICR toner cartridge, not remanufactured. The CF217A MICR toner is compatible with the following HP Models: HP LaserJet M102w, M130fw MFP, M130fn MFP. The M102w uses a toner and an imaging cartridge. This new two cartridge system is something we’ve never seen from HP. In theory the two cartridge system should save you money, but in this case it really doesn’t. HP charges the same for this 1,600 page toner cartridge as they did for the 1,600 page CE285A used in the HP LaserJet P1102w (this was a single cartridge system). The imaging cartridge CF219A only needs to changed every 12,000 or once per 7.5 toner cartridges if you are printing 5% page coverage. Note, you don’t need a MICR imaging cartridge to print checks, just the MICR Toner Cartridge.
New HP CF217A MICR Toner Cartridge for M102w, M130fw, M130fn MFP – 17A MICR – $120.00 (Includes Free Ground Shipping)
HP just released the HP LaserJet M102w laser printer. From the outside it looks like it’s predecessor, the P1102W. Inside the M102w comes with a two cartridge (drum and toner cartridge) system. From HP’s very first LaserJet Plus released in 1985, every LaserJet printer has had a single cartridge system. The single cartridge system differentiated HP from it’s competitors. Most competitors had two to three cartridges – toner cartridge, drum/imaging cartridge and a developer cartridge.
Both designs have merit, on the one had a multi cartridge system means you are not changing key components that have yet to be worn out. So you could say the multi cartridge system is the “greener” option. But the multi cartridge system can be difficult and expensive to troubleshoot. Let’s say you get a line down the page, do you change the drum cartridge, the developer cartridge or the toner cartridge?
On the other hand the single cartridge system is simple. If a printer has a problem, change the cartridge and 99% of the time the problem is fixed. In the end the single cartridge system was easy to use and it also gave birth to the toner cartridge remanufacturing industry. There are many parts of a toner cartridge that are not worn out when you change it out. So the green option is still available by purchasing remanufactured toner cartridges.
With the single cartridge system you replace the entire imaging system each time you change your toner cartridge. This is a tried and true system and has been proven to be very successful. So it comes as quite a shock that HP would adopt a multi cartridge system after 31 years of success. Time will tell if HP will be successful with this multi cartridge system. Personally we think it’s not a great idea. Mostly we feel that troubleshooting problem will be more difficult and expensive. At the moment, only HP uses a single cartridge system. Recently Lexmark also moved to multi cartridge system with their premier printer lines. The Lexmark system is very complex and it is difficult to know what supplies are compatible and what supplies are not. Brother, Xerox and Okidata also use multi cartridge systems as well.
So while we are not wild about the idea of the multi cartridge system, we still think HP has the best product around. At the moment here are the products we have available for the M102w.
In addition the the LaserJet M102w, HP also released two MFP cartridges that use the same set of cartridges, the LaserJet M130fw MFP and the LaserJet M130fn MFP.
CF217A MICR Toner for LaserJet M102w
We have started development on the New CF217A MICR toner cartridge. This product has already passed QC with flying colors and we hope to have the M102w MICR toner cartridge on the shelves in early December 2016. In addition we will likely sell a M102w MICR laser printer once we exhaust our stock of M1102W MICR Laser Printers.
So if you are looking for a light duty MICR laser printer and you are not sold on the two cartridge system, you may want to consider our HP LaserJet P1102w MICR Laser Printer while they are still in stock.
If you buy genuine HP toner cartridges, there is probably a rebate going about 50% of the time. The current HP rebate has two levels. Buy $200, get $25 rebate, buy $300, get $50 rebate. The $50 rebate represents a 16.6% return = not bad. Make sure your toner cartridge is listed. The rebate form has a list of toner cartridges. It’s a long list and likely your LaserJet cartridge has made the list.
As usual, you have to jump through the hoops – fill out the form, cut out the proof of purchase off the box and send in the invoice.
Click Here to download the rebate form (PDF)
Click Here to order New HP Toner Cartridges, or if you want call us at 800-722-2804.
Note: Unfortunately New HP MICR Toner Cartridges for check printing do not qualify for the rebate.
It’s taken some time, but we’ve finally released the Advantage Brand CF226A & CF226X MICR Toner Cartridges for check printing. The CF226A and CF226X both fit in the HP LaserJet M402 and M426 series laser printers. Advantage Brand, aka remanufactured, are great cartridges sold at 30%-50% less than their new counter parts. These cartridges are remanufactured here in Atlanta, Georgia. As with all of our cartridges, we back our Advantage Brand cartridges with a one year “No Worries” guarantee. If you have a problem of any sort we will gladly take the product back and refund your money.
Our remanufactured toner cartridges are very reliable and have less than 1% defect rate. Our remanufactured toner cartridges come with the same guarantee, produce the same quality prints, the same quantity of pages and cost 30-50% less than their new counterparts.
If you print a lot of checks, you’ll definitely want to buy the high yield CF226X as it prints almost 3X as many pages and almost half the cost per page.
Buy the Advantage Brand CF226A or CF226X MICR Toner Cartridge by August 25th, and save $5 each on the Deal of the Day.
HP has a new rebate, “Buy more. Save more.” where the more you buy of original HP cartridges, the greater the rebate. Please note this rebate doesn’t apply to our new HP MICR Toner Cartridges, only new unmodified HP toner cartridges.
Buy $200 of Original HP Toner and receive a $20 Shell Gift Card, buy $300 of Original HP Toner and receive a $50 Shell Gift Card, or buy $500 of Original HP Toner and receive a $100 Shell Gift Card.
- Limit of two (2) Shell Gift Cards per qualifying end-user customer address during the Promotion Period.
- Original HP Toner must be purchased at the same time, on the same invoice during the Promotion Period.
March 15–April 15, 2016
In our check printing area, we just changed out a MICR toner for the M806 Printer. The MICR quality had finally deteriorated, but the cartridge printed 60,950 pages. This is due to the low coverage on the checks, probably 2.5%. The cartridge is rated for 35,000 pages. The cartridge was a Premium HP CF325X MICR Toner Cartridge on sale at www.advlaser.com for $470.00. While the Premium CF325X MICR is a new cartridge, we are also producing a remanufactured CF325X MICR Toner Cartridge for $230.
We use our MICR toner cartridges daily to print checks for our customers. This gives us an advantage as we are able to monitor our cartridge quality. With every check job we validate our checks with our MICRmate check analyzer to insure each check meets ABA standards.
HP has been keeping us busy with a string of new printer releases. The latest printer from HP is the LaserJet M506 Series. The M506 repalaces the P3015 series. The M506 has both a low yield (CF287A – 9,000 pages) and a high yield (CF287X – 18,000 pages) cartridge. We’ve developed our MICR Variants of these cartridges. The MICR quality is great on these cartridges. Thankfully HP has not made the high yield cartridges only work in certain higher end printers.
HP CF287A MICR Toner Cartridge (9,000 Pages) $280.00
Cost Per Page: 3.11
HP CF287X High Yield MICR Toner Cartridge (18,000 Pages) $390.00
Cost Per Page:2.16
First Impressions – The M506n printer is speedy at 45ppm and a first page out in 7 seconds. The base model comes with both USB and Ethernet connectivity and duplexing is an option. It’s not as sturdy as it’s predecessor the P3015. But the toner cartridges do hold more toner and you’ll benefit from a lower cost per page. One interesting thing about toner toner cartridge is that there is no seal to pull, the printer comes with “Auto seal removal” and pulls the seal for you when you first use the cartridge. This may confuse first time users that are used to pulling a seal. The printer also comes with “improved” print gauge technology. In our tests the printer ran of out toner when the printer gauge said we still had an additional 100 pages to print. That was close enough for us. The 500 sheet input paper tray is welcome. It also has a usb port for printing documents straight off a usb stick (though I’ve never heard of anyone actually doing that). The M506n has a street price of $650. Hp also offers a M506x for $949 that is loaded with an extra paper tray, duplexing and a 4.3″ touch screen. For $949 I’d consider moving to the much sturdier HP LaserJet M605n. We are still on the fence as to sell a M506n MICR Laser Printer. But if you are interested call us and that might help us make our decision.
HP M506n MICR Toner Cartridges are available to ship beginning January 13, 2016.
We’ve just released the HP LaserJet M402n MICR Laser Printer. The M402n replaces the M401n. The printers are very similar. The M402n prints at 40ppm vs. 35ppm and the printer is cream colored, not black. Our M402n MICR Laser Printer comes with a CF226A MICR Toner Cartridge rated at 3,100 pages. A high yield CF226X MICR Toner Cartridge is also available with 9,000 page yield.
The M402n MICR Laser Printer is great for check printing and at 1,200dpi the quality is fantastic and crisp. The 40ppm M401n is very quick and produces a first page out in 8.1 seconds from sleep mode, 5.7 seconds from ready. The M401n has auto on/off technology, so you never have to turn it on. It’s ready when you are.
The HP M402 550 sheet paper tray is a great option if you are a heavy user.