5 Surprising Facts About Printers, Ink, and Cartridges That Will Blow Your Mind!

5 Surprising Facts About Printers, Ink, and Cartridges That Will Blow Your Mind!
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There are many things I automatically expect to be super interesting… A movie with Leonardo DiCaprio or the very dashing Denzel Washington, a Kanye West tweet or the never-ending “who’s the GOAT between Messi and Ronaldo” debate. But one thing I never expected to have me pick up my jaws from the floor was “Printers”

Guys, trust me, these 5 facts will have you rethink how you see printers, ink, and toner cartridges. But first, let’s cover the basics.

Printerdefinition: a machine for printing text or pictures, especially one linked to a computer. A personal favorite is the HP Laserjet Printer Pro printer.  

Toner Cartridgesdefinition: A toner cartridge holds the toner powder used to print text or images on a modern laser printer. Ever need some, try the HP 126A Black Toner Cartridge.

Ink Cartridgesdefinition: An ink cartridge is a part of a printer that holds the ink used for printing, just like the HP 123 Black Ink Cartridge.

And now the fun part:

1. Did you know? Some fonts consume more ink than others when printed? The Arial font eats up a lot of ink and toner cartridges a whole lot faster than fonts like Times New Roman, Calibri, and Century Gothic. 

2. Ink costs more than blood. The price of ink is more expensive than blood when being compared per gallon. Printer ink costs about $9,600 a gallon while a gallon of blood costs $1,330. Isn’t that amazing?

3. Printers can get scorching hot. The fusers in a laser printer can heat up to 400degrees Fahrenheit during the printing process. It is actually this intense heat that causes the toner to liquefy and melt onto the paper while printing. 

4. Law prints the most while Tech prints the least. The Law industry has the Gold medal when it comes to the highest users of printers with Medical and Accounting with Silver and Bronze respectively. The Tech industry, as expected, prints the least.

5. The smallest printer in the world is 1 x 2 x 11 inches. That’s wayyy smaller than the HP’s LaserJet Pro M31w which is 14.2 x 10.4 x 7.8

Bonus fact: “Since 2005, HP has used enough recycled plastic from sources such as water bottles and ink cartridges to make more than 200 million new Original HP inkjet print cartridges and fill more than 200 tractor-trailers? Plastics and metals from HP’s recycled print cartridges have long been used to make a range of every day new products from HP cartridges to auto body parts and microchip processing trays, to roof tiles and shoe soles?” – Source: “Fun Facts: Original HP Supplies and the Environment.”