asked Jan 3, 2013 at 9:18am
Hp HP LaserJet 2420DN

LaserJet 2420dn print quality on letterhead

I have a LaserJet 2420dn. A few months back, I replaced its original HP cartridge with an IBM one (TG85P6483), thinking that, if IBM supplied them to customers under big service contracts, it'd likely be fine. Well, its print quality is nowhere near as good as the HP's. (And, for graphics, it means they've gone from so-so to mostly unacceptable.)

Well, right now the problem I'm having is that I can't get any acceptable output on letterhead paper (some 22 lb bond or so, fairly smooth finish). The text is too faint on much of the page. It looks fine on plain white copier/laser paper from Hammermill.

My questions:
1. Is there any way to get this lame IBM cartridge to deliver clean output on the letterhead?
2. Are there any alternative brands or remanufacturers that provide acceptable replacements for the Q6511A (Q6511X) cartridge from HP? Boy, are the OEM ones expensive.

You are welcome to try one of ours. http://www.fixyourownprinter.com/specials/toner/hp/S250
by moe on Jan 3, 2013 at 9:53am Add comment
Where do you ship from?
by dbiberdorf on Jan 3, 2013 at 10:31am Add comment
About 50 miles NW of your location. - moe
what's really nice about the HP OEM toners is the elaborate packaging. this really enhances the print quality (NOT), and the price.
by eric111 on Jan 3, 2013 at 10:37am Add comment
I will say that, even with my venerable Laserjet 4, the HP cartridges and one or two aftermarket brands were noticeably superior to bad remans.
by dbiberdorf on Jan 3, 2013 at 10:47am Add comment
Which is where? I'm not sure where it shows me coming from.
by dbiberdorf on Jan 3, 2013 at 10:53am Add comment
Redondo Beach
by moe on Jan 3, 2013 at 11:25am Add comment