Saturday, December 2, 2017

Friday, November 24, 2017

HP CE285A toner for under $60

HP CE285A toner works with many printer models, including:

- HP LaserJet Pro M1130 MFP
- HP LaserJet Pro M1132 MFP
- HP LaserJet Pro M1212nf
- HP LaserJet Pro M1217nfw
- HP LaserJet Pro M1219nf MFP
- HP LaserJet Pro P1102w

Now may be a good time to stock up on toner if you have one or more of these printers.  Below are several current online prices for a geniune OEM HP CE285A (85A) toner cartridge.

At least four vendors are listing this toner for under $60 (Amazon, Best Buy, Newegg and Walmart) but those are "cart" prices -- meaning you have to add the toner to your cart in order to see the price.

Some or all of these may be Black Friday-only deals, so you may not want to wait too long.

- $54.41  .....  Amazon
- $54.99  .....  Best Buy

- $55.99  .....  Newegg
- $59.99  .....  Walmart

- $71.99  .....  CDW
- $71.99  .....  HP
- $71.99  .....  Office Depot
- $71.99  .....  Quill.com
- $71.99  .....  Staples

If you don't mind buying toner off of eBay, you can find some even better deals:

- $22.41  .....  2 bids, 2 days left to bid (sold by salvatore866)
- $35.99  .....  Buy It Now (sold by god-is-great9)
- $50.00  .....  Buy It Now (sold by agbookworldinc)

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Dell B2360dn demo page

A demo page can be useful for troubleshooting printing problems.  To print a demo page from a Dell B2360dn printer:

- Press the Setup button (with the wrench icon)
- Press the right arrow button until Reports is displayed
- Press the OK button
- Press the right arrow button until Print Demo is displayed
- Press the OK button

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Dell B2360dn configuration page

There are several reports you can print from a Dell B2360dn printer, each of which provides you with different information.  To run one of these reports, follow the steps below.

- Press the Setup button (with the wrench icon).
- Press the right arrow button until Reports is displayed.
- Press the OK button.
- Menu Settings Page will be displayed; if that is the report you want to run, press the OK button.  Otherwise, press the right arrow button until either Device Statistics or Network Setup is displayed, then press the OK button.

For network-only information, the Network Setup page is probably what you want.  To see the printer's page count and current toner level, print the Device Statistics page.  To see current printer settings and details, choose the Menu Settings Page.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

HP toner on eBay

If price is an important factor when buying printer toner, you should at least take a look at eBay if you haven't already.  The condition and quality varies, but if you only buy genuine OEM toner in unopened packages, it's hard to go wrong.  Prices on eBay are often lower than retail prices.

Here are some current HP toner cartridges available on eBay for deep discounts:


HP Q5942X (42X) toner: $122.00

HP 42X is the high-yield toner used in LaserJet 4250 and 4350 models, among others.  This toner sells for $219.99 on Amazon right now, or $292.99 on Staples.


HP CF287A (87A) toner: $139.99

This HP LaserJet M506 and M527 series toner is listed for $218.23 on Amazon and $225.99 on Staples.