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Answered 2013-04-22 03:01:48

A Toner Cartridge holds toner and dispenses it as needed to make copies (in a copier) or to print pages (in a printer).

Another element in xerographic copiers is the photoreceptor drum. This is the surface to which the toner adheres before being transfered to the paper. The photoreceptor has a long but finite useful lifetime and must be replaced occasionally. Some copiers/printers have drum cartridges which can be changed out by the user. The alternative would be to have a service person open the machine and replace the photoreceptor drum.

So, a drum cartridge alows the user to replace the photoreceptor drum and a toner cartridge allows the user to replenish toner supplies, both easier than before cartridges were developed for this purpose.

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Is there a cartridge combining drum and toner?

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Why is the drum cartridge better than toner cartridge?

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