The HP 3700 range of laser printers are extremely popular - but when it comes time to renew your toner cartridges it can come as a bit of a surprise ! Your brilliant value Laser printer starts to look a little more expensive as you realise a full set of toner cartridges for the 3700 series costs nearly as much as the printer !!
An eternal truth amongst printer manufacturers - they discount the prices of hardware because the profits on toner and toner cartridges are astronomical. Over the years this has got more and more apparent which you can see with the cost of HP 3700 Toner.
The HP 3700 Toner cartridge is not built to be thrown away after one use - yet this is what they want you to do - you'll usually find some eco-friendly return scheme - I don't think so - they simply don't want you to renew the cartidge.. That toner low message means it has run out of ink - nothing else !
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HP 3700 Toner Refills
So how difficult is it to replace the ink in a HP 3700 Toner cartridge. Armed with much indignation with the rip off prices and the purported eco claims of these companies - send us your used cartridges for renewing and we'll turn them into a new rainforest - pah!
So what's involved with refilling your HP 3700 Toner cartridge ? Despite the manufacturers best efforts it isn't actually that difficult. Many toner cartridges used to have a little stopper which you opened and then you could refill - job done. Unfortunately most manufacturers didn't like this and removed the stopper - so now you have to make your own :(
Toner Topup supply you with a kit (one off purchase about a tenner) which you can use on all toner cartridges and a full set of instructions. I invested in a kit and a selection of ink for my various laser printers.
Brief summary of HP 3700 Toner
In your kit they supply you with everything you need to replace the ink in aHP 3700 Toner cartridge . The most important thing to do is closely follow the instructions and pretty soon you'll have a nice refilled HP 3700 Toner cartridge.
Basically as the lovely printer manufacturers have prevented you from the simple task of putting new ink into the cartridge by taking away the filler hole you have to create your own. Supplied with a Soldering iron with a specially shaped end , you let it heat up using the supplied egg timer :)
After this you push the soldering iron into the specified spot on the HP 3700 Toner cartridge and it creates a little hole. Then you shake the ink bottle supplied and gently pour in the new toner (be careful its like liquid when shaken). After this you stopper up the new refiller hole on your HP 3700 Toner cartridge with a supplied plug.
Then - well that's it really - you just do all the other cartridges - it's very simple and if you are careful it's extremely easy to do. I honestly had never used a soldering iron before and am not at my best with fiddly jobs but it really doesn't require any skill other than being careful and not spilling the ink !
The savings are certainly worthwhile and it really does make you feel better than chucking away all that manufactured plastic just because it ran out of ink. As the company points all the components are designed for a much longer life than the volume of the toner - it's safer than refurbished cartridges as you don't disturb any components.
The team at Tonertopup seem to know just about everything about all toner cartridges and are helpful and honest. If you have any queries just drop them an email - they'll be happy to help.
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