Image King toner cartridge 103a and 110 for HP printers

Automated ink monitoring system

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Image Star Print Solutions, a provider of compatible laser toner cartridges and printer powder, has launched Image King Toner Cartridge 103a and Image King Toner Cartridge 110 for HP printers. The toner cartriges, launched under Image Star’s flagship brand Image King, come with ‘Ink Smart Chip,’ which lets the user know when the printer’s toner is low through a pop-up warning on the connected PC. This helps monitor the reserves and levels of the current toner cartridge.

Image King 103a toner cartridge is compatible with LASAR 1000W, 1000A, MFP 1200A and MFP 1200W. Image King 110 toner cartridge is compatible with LASER 108, MFP 136 and MFP 138. Imaging dealers and partners can get the cartridges at any of the Image Star branches. These cartridges will help dealers get the quality they’re looking for at a competitive price point for their HP models.

“We at Image King support our partners with the latest cartridge models that are compatible with the latest printers. Our channel partners have been a great support to us throughout the distribution of our products,” said A Masood Khan, chief executive officer at Image Star Print Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

These specially designed cartridges with ink smart chips read the ink levels by monitoring the cartridge’s droplet count that has been used so far when printing. The chips are programmed for toner designs and will provide warnings and stop the printer from printing once a certain number of droplets have been used, saving the printers from running unnecessarily without ink.

2023 promises an interesting ride for print in India

Indian Printer and Publisher founded in 1979 is the oldest B2B trade publication in the multi-platform and multi-channel IPPGroup. While the print and packaging industries have been resilient in the past 33 months since the pandemic lockdown of 25 March 2020, the commercial printing and newspaper industries have yet to recover their pre-Covid trajectory.

The fragmented commercial printing industry faces substantial challenges as does the newspaper industry. While digital short-run printing and the signage industry seem to be recovering a bit faster, ultimately their growth will also be moderated by the progress of the overall economy. On the other hand book printing exports are doing well but they too face several supply-chain and logistics challenges.

The price of publication papers including newsprint has been high in the past year while availability is diminished by several mills shutting down their publication paper and newsprint machines in the past four years. Indian paper mills are also exporting many types of paper and have raised prices for Indian printers. To some extent, this has helped in the recovery of the digital printing industry with its on-demand short-run and low-wastage paradigm.

Ultimately digital print and other digital channels will help print grow in a country where we are still far behind in our paper and print consumption and where digital is a leapfrog technology that will only increase the demand for print in the foreseeable future. For instance, there is no alternative to a rise in textbook consumption but this segment will only reach normality in the next financial year beginning on 1 April 2023.

Thus while the new normal is a moving target and many commercial printers look to diversification, we believe that our target audiences may shift and change. Like them, we will also have to adapt with agility to keep up with their business and technical information needs.

Our 2023 media kit is ready, and it is the right time to take stock and reconnect with your potential markets and customers. Print is the glue for the growth of liberal education, new industry, and an emerging economy. We seek your participation in what promises to be an interesting ride.

– Naresh Khanna

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