is toner for dc 250 and 700 compatible?|
according MSDS (P-7010) dc 700 and MSDS (P-7004) dc 250 toner look likes very close.
maybe someone test toner for dc 700 on dc 250?
I suspect that the developer and belt would be okay actually, since the toners are (as I understand it) physically identical as far as particle size and whatnot. The known difference is that the 700 toner has a lower melting point. I don't think this along would probably cause problems, and may even allow better fusing on some heavier stocks.
My concerns, though, would be if the color balance of the 700 toner and 250 toner are the same. The 250 'expects' its toner to be a certain color, and bases all of its color math on that. If the 700's toner is a slightly different shade, that could cause problems. Obviously the 700 itself would be expecting its own toner and be fine, but throwing it into a 250 could lead to some color calculations based on a (now) false baseline.
The toner is definitely different, but that doesn't mean they changed the color formula of the toner. The 700 is the newest EA toner... 'EA-Eco' and the 250 is the 2nd gen EA toner, 'EA-HG'... The original EA toner, just called 'EA' was used in the 1632/2240/3535 and they DID change the magenta color formula from the EA to the EA-HG... Many of the sneakier sort do still use them interchangeably, despite that, but in discerning print environments, it MAY not be wise.
You'll almost certainly be safe with the black, though!