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Who OEMs Dell laser printers?

Discussion in 'Electronic Equipment' started by DaveC, Nov 7, 2013.

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  1. DaveC

    DaveC Guest

    Past and present OEMs?

    Trying to see what brand toner they use...

  2. DaveC

    DaveC Guest

    Dell 2330dn
  3. Don Y

    Don Y Guest

    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*?
  4. 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.

  5. Don Y

    Don Y Guest

    Hi Geoffrey,

    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"
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