HP 4730 Series LaserJet Printers – Toners and Supplies
For some reason there are a lot of people who try to get as much from their printers as they could possibly get. Having a colored laser printer from HP is no exception. No doubt that there are many manufacturers of cartridges for these types of printers and as such, the quality of their inks are not as good as the OEM, or what we commonly call as the Original Equipment Manufacturer based HP colored laser cartridges.
The Q6460A, Q6461A, Q6463A, Q6462A are the complete part numbers for the HP colored laser printer cartridges that HP manufactures. These toner cartridges are fit to be used in the Color LaserJet 4730, Color LaserJet 4730 MFP, Color LaserJet 4730x, Color LaserJet 4730xm, Color LaserJet 4730xs, Color LaserJet CM4730, Color LaserJet CM4730f, Color LaserJet CM4730fm, Color LaserJet CM4730fsk series of colored HP laser printers.
The black toner that you can buy for these types of laser printers is the Q6460A. The black toner gives you up to 12,000 pages per cartridge at the nominal 5% coverage, which the nominal amount of toner that is used for text only prints. Furthermore, since the Q6460A is an OEM HP brand, it produces the crisp quality prints that HP is known for at the same time that your prints will not suffer from blotches and missing prints that may happen if you use re-manufactured cartridges.
All the other cartridges that your colored laser printer needs, such as the Q6460A, Q6461A, Q6463A, Q6462A are the other colors that display the estimated 16.7 million colors and shades of colors that you see in the printouts.
The Q6461A is the cyan cartridge. It is essentially the same as the black except for the fact that the toner is cyan, or the shade of color that is used to create the blue color. Just like the black toner, the cyan cartridge gives you an estimated 12,000 printed pages at 5% coverage.
The red color is created with the Q6463A toner. The previous two cartridges create a color called magenta, it looks like a type of violet version of the red that we know of and it is used to create all the shades of red as a mixture of magenta plus other colors.
The yellow color of color prints are created with the final toner cartridge that you need to have installed. This is the Q6462A yellow cartridge from HP. It features the same 12,000 page estimated capacity, HP quality prints and the same warranty for each of the four cartridges. This is the only color that uses a pure shade of yellow, unlike cyan and magenta.
Together, all the four cartridges, namely the Q6460A, Q6461A, Q6463A, Q6462A are also covered by a limited HP lifetime warranty. You may want to contact HP if you need to know exactly what is covered in their limited lifetime warranty for the colored laser printer toner cartridges.