Tsunami Creates Shortage of HP CE285A and CE278A Toner Cartridges

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011 | HP Toner

The tsunami / earthquake in Japan has created shortages on HP CE285A and CE278A toner cartridges. The CE278A is used in the HP LaserJet Pro P1606dn, the HP CE285A is used in the HP LaserJet P1102W laser printer. HP toner cartridges are made in a variety of places. Most recent cartridges are made (assembled) in Mexico, including the CB435A and CB436A. Older cartridges such as the C4092A used in the LaserJet 1100 are still made in America.

It’s unknown how long the shortage will last. But these cartridges were already in short supply before the tsunami, so my guess is this shortage may last several months. Currently we are down to 44 CE285A and 72 CE278A MICR toner cartridges. These cartridges are reserved for our MICR toner customers. Luckily we just released both MICR and standard versions of the CE285A and CE278A in a remanufactured product.

This is yet another reason to buy our products which are made right here in Georgia. By buying an Advantage remanufactured product you are supporting workers right here in America.

Here are some links to replacement products that are in short supply.


1 Comment to Tsunami Creates Shortage of HP CE285A and CE278A Toner Cartridges

Marvin Masson
June 21, 2011

I was just checking with our suppliers and the CE285A and CE278A toner cartridges are now in stock. So the CE285A MICR Toner Cartridge as well as the CE278A MICR toner cartridge are on the shelves and ready to ship!

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