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    KIP wide format quality question

    Hi all...does anyone know if the KIP black & white toner machines lose any quality in printing black and grey tones as the toner runs down? With no waste toner, I would think it gets recycled (?) as it is used. Thanks.

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    Re: KIP wide format quality question

    Theoretically the toner won't ever "Run Down". It's a monocomponent developing system with a piezoelectric toner sensor to replenish the developing unit from the toner bottle. If the piezo sensor fails, then yes, the level in the developing unit drops, leaving faint areas, but its pretty obvious when you take the top off of the developing unit.

    Yes, in practice you'll find that use of low quality paper (paper dust) can slightly contaminate the toner in developing unit, but it rarely affects quality. More often, the developing unit just reaches 300K square feet, and the developing unit needs a rebuild.

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