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  1. #1
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    I want to make my own toner! Check out this thread!

    Yep you read it right:

    I'm looking for a cheap way to add some zazz to my prints. Right now, I use a cheap HP laserjet 1525nw to print my documents. I really want to start making some unique prints with iridescent colors, however as all of you know there is no such thing.

    I would like to start a quest in making my own toner powder. Right now I have to screen print the iridescent color directly on top of my prints, and it's A- VERY time consuming, and B- looks terrible. The 1525 toner cartridges are incredibly easy to take apart, and I know it's as simple as figuring out the right formula.

    Honestly, I don't care about detail or clarity; I'm only looking to print solid colors, so any fuzzyness doesn't really matter. Can anyone link me to a quick DIY laser toner tutorial?

    Yes, I know, "buy your own DPP", however I really only need to print a single extra color. Plus, I think this will be fun to try!

  2. #2
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    Man, every manufacturer's toner is different and it is cooked precisely for every model of few similar models, millions being spent on R&D and some brilliant Chemists and Engineers are involved. Recipes are patented and guarded, those that make aftermarket toner do about the same - serious money, labs, Chemists, Engineers. Do you really think someone will share on the public forum? If they do, do you think you can make it at home? If for a second you thought it is just a black powder, and you could mill something up to be Iridescent color? Think again. Many many years ago canon was making some cartridges for table-top copiers in some limited colors- green and may be some more but nothing exotic/metallic for years it had been black and CMYK and lately clear toner.

  3. #3
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    That brought back memories. I remember having a black and white optical 3M copier that had drop in cartridges of red, blue, and green toner.We thought it was the top of the line back in the day. I remember running a second pass to copy a second color on it. I don't remember what other color toners were available for it back then - I dodn't think CMY but that would have been brilliant in a nerdy way.
    I haven't seen a spot color toner option in a machine since.

  4. #4
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    Jan 2008
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    Oh, I just remembered - we sold this machine a little while ago - Ricoh DDP-184 It is a modern model with 2 print engines in tandem, was something like 120k new and had number of spot color available for second engine. Google it if this interests you. We had demoed it for several buyers - when operated it was Wow! monster like. Engines were industrial grade from Hitachi.
    Link--
    http://www.rpsa.ricoh.com/techsup/de...184_Screen.pdf

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  6. #5
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    It is an old tread, I know, but I had just read on some russian forum... The OKI C9600, C9800 are really popular there and russians are handy mostly, they figured out to take a drum cartridge apart, clean old toner, take a blender mix a aftermarket Cyan and Magenta to get green and Yellow and Magenta to get red. They make a dedicated drum+toner cartridge for it , use it instead of black to print solid monocolor but in color without having it run as CMYK .... Interesting. It will not help the original poster as mixing any of CMYK will not give the color he wants but still not bad

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