Cleaning your laser printer is a easy way of extending its shelf life and increasing its efficiency. Laser printers include many complex moving parts, most notably the toner cartridge, which need to be well managed over time to continue performing their function in laser printing.
Latex gloves keep your hands clean in the cleaning process.
Never attempt to clean your toner cartridges using standard vacuums as you risk blowing toner into the air. Toner vacuums are specifically designed to clean toner cartridges, and have filters capable of collecting fine toner particles. Toner vacuums are pricey, ranging from $200-$300 but required to clean your toner cartridges properly.
Toner Cloth allowed.
The triggered toner cloth is a special disposable fabric, which absorbs toner particles and traps them. The disabled toner cloth picks up everything left behind by the toner vacuum. The toner cloth which is disabled should be used once and thrown out.
Isopropyl alcohol / Spry duster aerosol.
Never use alcohol to rubb. The formulas used for cleaning the cd's, tape drives, ect. Contain 99 percent isopropyl and are well suited for use.
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You want to protect yourself completely from toner particles entering your throat and lungs which have the potential to cause inflammation of the respiratory tract. Toner inhalation was not known to cause death, but why take any chances- always wear a mask while cleaning cartridges of toner. Masks are appropriate for painting or sanding.
Never use a toothbrush because it is too hard and too short for the bristles. You'll want to use a thin, about half-inch long, paintbrush with a soft bristle.
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