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Who OEMs Dell laser printers?

Started by DaveC November 6, 2013
Past and present OEMs? 

Trying to see what brand toner they use...

Thanks!

Dell 2330dn

On 11/6/2013 8:51 PM, DaveC wrote:
> Past and present OEMs? > > Trying to see what brand toner they use...
Actually, the question you appear to want to ask is "whose marking engine is used in Dell printers" as any OEM probably still buys the marking engine from someone else! If you have one, why not open it up and see whose name/PN's are on *that*?
Don Y wrote:
> > Actually, the question you appear to want to ask is > "whose marking engine is used in Dell printers" > as any OEM probably still buys the marking engine > from someone else!
Considering the fact that DELL IS THE OEM, not the other way around. In computers, an OEM is someone who buys an item and slaps their name on it. In automobiles, it's the other way around because the US Congress screwed that pooch too. HP started out OEM'ing Canon laser printers, Apple OEM'ed the same printers, with an added Adobe postscript board. This small development of a desktop laser printer started a whole industry, and changed Canon from a successful camera company to a very large office product company. They still sell cameras, but it is a very small fraction of the size of their office product divisions. Geoff -- Geoffrey S. Mendelson, N3OWJ/4X1GM/KBUH7245/KBUW5379
Hi Geoffrey,

On 11/9/2013 11:09 AM, Geoffrey S. Mendelson wrote:
>> Actually, the question you appear to want to ask is >> "whose marking engine is used in Dell printers" >> as any OEM probably still buys the marking engine >> from someone else! > > Considering the fact that DELL IS THE OEM, not the other way around.
Well, there can still be other OEM's upstream from Dell. E.g., they could be buying a marking engine integrated with some smarts, possibly adding more of their own (or not) and then rebadging it. As far as sorting out what/whose *toner* to use/buy, I suspect finding the marking engine manufacturer is where the OP wants to be. (I doubt you could identify a toner manufacturer from a "genuine" cartridge)
> In computers, an OEM is someone who buys an item and slaps their name > on it. > > In automobiles, it's the other way around because the US Congress screwed > that pooch too. > > HP started out OEM'ing Canon laser printers, Apple OEM'ed the same printers, > with an added Adobe postscript board. This small development of a desktop > laser printer started a whole industry, and changed Canon from a successful > camera company to a very large office product company. > > They still sell cameras, but it is a very small fraction of the size of > their office product divisions.
All of this because somebody wants to
undo the printer maker supply scam, right?