of Normal Printers
The toner we supply is universal
to many regular printer models. This enables conversion of normal
printers to white. It can be a good low cost alternative to investing
in a specialist printer.
The bottle is universal with many
regular Oki colour printer models. It is possible to clean the
colour from a standard colour cartridge and convert it by refilling.
The key is to remove as much of the residual colour as possible
to avoid contamination of the new white. It is also necessary
to remove the residual colour from the imaging drum cartridge.
One way to do this is to keep printing with an empty drum until
very little comes out onto the page. A converted white only machine
is not as versatile as a specialist CMYW machine that can produce
bright colours on a dark background in one pass.
With a converted white printer it is possible to make the background
seperately. The colour graphics can be printed on the same transfer
paper using a regular colour printer. Our customer in Indonesia,
Kaoskus, has done this and prints professional T-shirts using
an Oki C332dn converted to print in double white (using M &
Y). The colour graphics are printed using a regular C332dn. Because
the two printers are the same type, the registration of the colour
onto the background is acceptable.
YouTube Video "OKI
C332DN converted to Trans White Toner" from Kaoskus
A lower cost alternative is to
convert a monochrome printer. The
bottle is compatible with the Samsung ML-1610 and Xerox Docuprint
P105/205 monochrome machines. It is also universal with many other
Samsung monochrome printer models. These are low cost machines
and easy to refill. It is possible to convert the black cartridge
by cleaning out all the residual black and refilling. One way
to do this is to print with the empty cartridge until very little
black comes out onto the page.
A converted monochrome printer is useful for specialist applications,
such as printing onto black paper or card. This can be used for
restaurant menus and graphic art.
It is also possible to print the
background onto transfer paper using a converted monochrome printer,
for printing onto dark clothing. The main complication is that
you need to use computer software to separate the background from
the colour graphics, so they can be printed separately.
It is not as versatile as a specialist
CMYW machine that can produce bright colours on a dark background
in one pass, and comes with the specialist software and drivers