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CF226A | HP 26A Black | Original HP LaserJet Toner Cartridge Guaranteed to Work With These Printers:
Page Yield:3,100 Pages
Pack Type:Single Pack
This Original/OEM HP 26A CF226A Black Laserjet Toner Cartridge is the backbone of many HP laser printers. The HP 26A Black Toner Cartridge always delivers clear, sharp text and graphics.
This HP26A toner cartridge yields up to 3,100 pages. This means that at 5% page coverage (the average print) you will be able to print 3,100 pages with this HP 26A toner cartridge. You know your HP m402n craves genuine 26A HP cartridge! Give that bad boy what it needs!
This Original HP 26A CF226A Black Laserjet Toner Cartridge is designed to work with the following printer models:
- HP LaserJet Pro M402d
- HP LaserJet Pro M402dn
- HP LaserJet Pro M402dne
- HP LaserJet Pro M402dw
- HP LaserJet Pro M402n
- HP LaserJet Pro MFP M426dw
- HP LaserJet Pro MFP M426fdn
- HP LaserJet Pro MFP M426fdw
Original/OEM HP 26A Black toner (CF226A) works perfectly with HP printers and means clear, sharp text and graphics every time you print!
- Quality printing
- Bold, sharp and crisp text
- Professional looking graphics
- Fast and reliable printing without affecting the quality
- Higher page yield
- Consistent performance that your Original printer is built for
- Safe for your printer
- Help protect the environment
Additional Information About HP 26A Black (CF226A) Toner Cartridge
Dimensions: 14.25 x 4.02 x 7.8 inches
What's in the box: HP 26A Black Toner Cartridge and Recycling Guide
Package quantity: 1 package
Printer type: Laser printer
Cost per page: $0.04
Post-consumer recycled content: 6%
Total recycled content: 20%
Refill: No ❌
Free shipping: available ✅
Benefits of Using This Original HP 26A Black Toner Cartridge
✔️ Reliable Printing - Get first-class smooth, consistent printing and avoid common problems with original HP toner cartridges. Crisp graphics, clear printing and high speeds every time.
⚡ High speed - Get high speed printing without sacrificing quality. This original HP toner cartridge is designed for fast, reliable printing.
♻️ Eco-friendly - Use original HP toner cartridges to reduce environmental impact. Original HP toner cartridges are recyclable and help conserve resources.
✔️ Better indoor air quality - Get peace of mind knowing that this original HP toner cartridge is designed to protect your indoor air quality.
✔️ Printer and Data protection - Protect your HP printer with original HP toner cartridges that are designed to work securely with your printer. Avoid damage to your device or loss of data with this original HP toner cartridge.
✔️ JetIntelligence - Original HP toner cartridges come with a set of innovative features that enhance your printing experience. It also protects against counterfeit cartridges, giving you peace of mind that you're using genuine HP components.
✔️ Authentic HP quality - HP printers need original HP cartridges to deliver the best possible performance. Rely on HP for consistent quality results. This toner cartridge is an original HP product and has been designed specifically for your HP printer to deliver the best printing experience possible.
✔️ Best value - Get the best value for your money with this original HP toner cartridge. Print more pages than ever before, and enjoy consistent quality results.
The Science and Technology Behind HP 26A (CF226A)
LaserJet printing is one of the most energy and material-efficient types of digital printing to date. The technology uses a set of cylinders and the power of positive and negative charges to transfer powdery toner particles to paper. Toner is then heated and fused to the paper. The result is the joy of holding slightly warm bunches of freshly-printed documents.
HP 26A Black is a part of the JetIntelligence series – it has a few smart features that make it more cost-efficient, better at producing crisp prints, and easier to use and install.
The technology includes:
Proprietary toner formulas for that deep, rich black of original HP toner cartridges that never gets clogged or messy
Page maximizer technology for high yield printing even with compact cartridges
Print gauge technology that gives you all the information you need to track the health and life cycle of your toner as well as how much toner you have left
Auto seal removal for easier cartridge replacement and safer transport
Anti-fraud technology that helps customers recognize counterfeits and make sure they use Original HP toner cartridges
What Makes CF226A Environmentally Friendly?
All original HP toner cartridges produced in recent years are considered more eco-friendly than the competition.
By 2022, Hewlett-Packard has recycled more than 4.9 billion printer cartridges through their recycling program. In addition, the company kept 4.7 billion plastic bottles and 114 million plastic hangers out of landfills.
HP used the recycled material to manufacture new ink and toner cartridges. Their manufacturing model makes them one of the industry leaders when it comes to environmental efforts.
In fact, 100% of HP LaserJet cartridges are made out of up to 75% recycled content, including the 26A. In addition, the packaging for this toner cartridge is made up of 81% recycled materials.
This standard-yield toner cartridge is designed for an already material-efficient technology – at an approximate 3100 pages per cartridge, the 26A is a fairly efficient cartridge.
Compared to most other LaserJet printer cartridges, HP 26A technology has greatly reduced the level of emissions. This will make an office space equipped with HP LaserJet printers less polluted with volatile organic compounds.
In addition, original HP toner cartridges usually have a lower melting point. This way, your printer uses less heat to fuse the toner particles into the paper, making quality printing less energy-consuming.
However, newer Hewlett-Packard printers are often more energy-efficient. Printers released after October 2019 have a newer Energy Star® v3.0. certification with improved performances.
If you’re not ready to invest in a new printer yet, there’s no need to worry. You can rest assured that the 2015 HP models M402 and M426 that use CF226A are decent eco-friendly printers – albeit with slightly outdated features.
Does HP 26A CF226A toner cartridge print color?
No. The CF226A is a black cartridge, specifically designed for printing sharp text, bold blacks, and crisp graphics.
How to replace old 26A CF226A HP printer cartridge with the new one?
• Lift the scanner and top cover
• Lift the old toner cartridge out by the middle handle
• Remove new toner cartridge from packaging
• Line the new cartridge up with the mounting slots
• Slide new cartridge into place, holding it by the middle handle.
• Close the top cover and scanner
How often do I have to replace my original HP 26A Black toner cartridge?
26A have a standard page yield of 3,100 pages - that's a lot of printed pages!
But the actual yield may differ from the approximate average yield based on 5% coverage. This depends on how much coverage you are printing.
Heavier printing will use more toner and the cartridge will need to be replaced more frequently. Standard or light printing on the other hand will use less toner and the cartridge will last longer.
How do I know when my HP 26A CF226A toner is running low?
Your printer will display a "toner low" or "replace toner" message when your cartridge is running low on toner. It's a good idea to keep a spare cartridge on hand so you don't have to worry about running out of toner in the middle of a print job.
Does HP 26A CF226A expire or dry up?
No. If properly stored in its original packaging, HP toner cartridge CF226A will not dry up or expire.
What is the shelf life of HP 26A CF226A toner cartridge?
If stored properly in its original packaging, 26A cartridges have an indefinite shelf life. However, it is best to use them within 6 months of purchase to ensure optimal print quality.
How do I store my HP 26A CF226A toner?
Toner cartridges should be stored in a cool, dry place. Avoid extreme temperatures and direct sunlight. If you are not using your cartridge right away, store it in its original packaging. This will help to preserve the quality of the toner.
Why does this toner cartridge have two codes? What is the difference between 26A and CF226A?
HP naming conventions are a bit funky, but, in a nutshell, HP26A is the product name (or model number) followed by toner color in color toner cartridges and CF226A is the product number. It may seem like the last three characters of the product number are used as the product name (26A), but that doesn’t always hold true. HP uses lettered identifiers to further designate certain products, like HP26X for high yield cartridges, and HP26Y for extra high yield cartridges.
In the case of this cartridge, there is no difference between 26A and CF226A - they are one and the same.
How much does it cost to print with 26A HP printer toner?
The cost per page for 26A is $0.04. This is based on 5% coverage.
Learn more about calculating your printing costs here.
Can I print at high speeds with HP 26A Black (CF226A)?
The HP 26A (CF226A) is a toner cartridge specifically designed for use in printers that are capable of high speeds and high-quality printing. So, yes , you can print at high speeds with HP 26A and it will print faster than a standard inkjet printer. However, the specific speed will still vary depending on the printer model that you are using.
How to get maximum page yield from HP 26A CF226A toner?
To get the most pages out of your HP 26A, print in Draft or Normal mode rather than High Quality mode. You can also choose to print in grayscale rather than color, which will use less toner.
To further reduce the amount of toner used, consider a toner-saving font. Check our article here to learn what font is the most cost-effective one (we tested seven of the most popular economical fonts in the real-world conditions to find out the answer).
Do I need to shake my 26A CF226A HP cartridge before installing it?
Although not necessary, it still can be a good idea to shake your HP 26A cartridge before installing it. This will help to distribute the toner evenly and avoid streaks or spots on your printed pages.
How do I dispose of my HP 26A CF226A toner cartridge?
Original HP toner cartridges can be recycled or disposed of through HP's Planet Partners program. Contact your local recycling center to see if they participate in the program. You can also visit HP's website for more information on recycling options.
What is the HP 26A warranty?
Toner Buzz offers the best warranty in the industry!
- within 30 days of installation, and
- within a year of purchase date.
If you experience any issues with your HP 26A cartridge, simply contact our customer service for assistance.
For more information, please check our Return Policy here.
What is the shipping cost for 26A toner cartridges?
We offer free shipping on all orders.
For more details please check our Shipping Policy here.
When will my HP 26A Black order ship?
Most orders ship the same day when placed before 5 PM EST. Please check the shipping calculator in the right side panel of this page for an accurate estimate.
What are the payment options for 26A toner cartridges?
Toner Buzz accepts major credit cards, PayPal, and Amazon Payments.
Can I use HP 26A Black in other printers?
No, HP 26A toner is not compatible with other printers.
Can I use compatible or remanufactured HP 26A Black toner cartridges?
It's always best to use genuine HP cartridges to ensure optimal print quality and reliability. Using a remanufactured toner cartridge or non-compatible/poorly manufactured replacement cartridge can damage your printer and void your warranty.
Learn more about it here.
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