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10 Products for the Sharp AL-1540 Laser Printer
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Sharp AL-1540 Toner Cartridge - 6,000 Pages (Sharp AL1540 Toner)
  OVER 100

Price:  $43.89
Product Description
Sharp AL-1540 Toner Cartridge - 6,000 Pages (Sharp AL1540 Toner)

This Toner Cartridge prints 6000 pages with an average 5% page coverage. The amount of pages can vary depending upon the amount of ink printed onto each page. (5% page coverage is a standard Sharp specification)

This product comes with a 6 month Warranty against any defects (including free replacement). We stand behind our products 100%, as these are not manufactured by Sharp.

Why toner? Why not call it ink? Regular ink dries quickly, which is why cartridges for inkjet printers do not last long. Laser Printers use toner, which is ink in the form of powder. A sealed toner cartridge can be stored for 2+ years prior to usage.

Product Manuals
When do I Replace a Toner Cartridge in the Sharp AL-1540 Laser Printer?
When the toner level of your toner cartridge becomes too low, the ``Toner cartridge replacement required`` indicator of your AL-1540 will light up. This indicator could be found on the top of your printer, and it is illustrating six black dots in pyramidal order. You should replace the toner cartridge in this situation. However, if you decide to continue using the printer with the nearly empty toner cartridge, the toner will be completely consumed soon, and then all printing operations will be blocked/disabled. Please also note, that when you are using the printer with a near empty toner cartridge, the printing quality will be drastically reduced (copies will gradually become lighter).When the toner cartridge is completely exhausted, the ``Toner cartridge replacement required`` indicator will be blinking.
How to replace a Toner Cartridge in the Sharp AL-1540 Laser Printer
The toner cartridge replacement in your Sharp AL-1540 is a very easy procedure, and you will be able to execute it in less than 10 minutes. Initially, you must open the bypass tray, and then the side cover by pressing its locking/unlocking button. Now, you must open the front cover by gently pushing it on both sides and locate the toner cartridge afterwards. You will be able to remove the exhausted toner cartridge by pressing its lock release button and pulling it slowly towards you. You should prepare a waste bag for the cartridge, because if there is any remaining toner, it may leak. Once the old/exhausted toner cartridge is disassembled, you may proceed with the unpacking of the new toner cartridge. In order to loosen the toner inside the new cartridge, you should shake it 5-6 times horizontally and then remove its protective cover by pulling towards you. After the above preparation, you can push the lock release button of the new toner cartridge and slowly insert it into the Sharp AL-1540 Digital Multifunctional System. Finally, you must close the front cover first and then the side cover. Now, you will notice that the ``Toner cartridge replacement required`` indicator is off and the ``Ready`` indicator is on, which means that your Sharp AL-1540 Digital Multifunctional System is ready for your next printing projects.
Sharp AL-1540 Toner Cartridge (OEM) 6,000 Pages

Price:  $101.89
Sharp AL-1540 Printer Drum and (2) Toner Cartridges Combo
  OVER 100

Price:  $121.89
Sharp AL-1540 Drum Unit - 18000 Pages (Sharp AL1540 Drum)
  OVER 100

Price:  $39.89
Sharp AL-1540 Drum Cleaning Blade

Price:  $23.89
Sharp AL-1540 Drum Unit (OEM) 18,000 Pages

Price:  $101.89
Sharp AL-1540 ADF Paper Feed Roller

Price:  $10.89
Sharp AL-1540 Paper Feed Roller Tire

Price:  $12.89
Sharp AL-1540 Upper Fuser Roller Gear (OEM)

Price:  $15.89
Sharp AL-1540 Fuser Drive Gear (OEM) 21T

Price:  $10.89

Sharp AL-1540 Review


This 3-in-1 multi-functional unit serves small businesses and home offices that have moderate printing needs. Even though the smaller, more compact size, means that consumables are replaced more often, this desktop unit remains a popular choice for many. The AL-1540 is a desktop copier that can handle copy and print jobs for less money, and takes up less space. 


This model weighs in at just over 56 pounds, with dimensions of 20.4” x 18.8.” It’s too large to fit on a desk comfortably, but it is nicely suited for a shelf or credenza.

The AL-1540 uses a stationary platen design measuring 8 ½” x 14.” This allows the scanning to be done without increasing the unit’s footprint from its physical size, as a sliding platform would. The automatic document feeder (ADF) allows for up to 30 sheets of single sided originals (maximum size – legal.) More originals can be manually fed as the print job progresses. With 6 MB of memory, the unit is able to scan once and produce as much as 15 copies per minute, to a maximum of 99 copies.

The unit has three separate exposure modes and resolutions (auto, manual and photo.) The default or automatic mode is set to 600 x 300 dpi. The printer gives photo quality printouts at 600 x 600 dpi (256 grayscale.) The magnification levels range from 50% to 200% and can be increased in 1% increments, or by using one of the six preset options. The resolution for the scanner is 600 x 1200 dpi.

The control panel for the AL-1540 is user-friendly and options can be selected quickly and easily. Quantity, magnification, and exposure can all be selected, as well as the ‘toner save’ mode. There are also indicators to indicate a paper misfeed (jam,) and replacement indicators for the toner cartridge and drum. You will not be able to tell where the paper jam is exactly, so you’ll have to open up the unit and look for it yourself, which could take some time.

The paper tray can hold a maximum of 250 sheets of paper. The tray can be adjusted to fit the size of paper you need, from 8 ½” x 14” to a minimum of 3 ½” x 5 ½.” Envelopes with staples or any type of metal or plastic clasps or closures as this may cause damage to the unit. 


When this model first arrived on the market, it was no doubt considered a top-of-the line unit. By today’s standards, however, many users consider too slow and cumbersome. With the rapid advancements in technology, there are much faster multi-functional models available.

There is only one paper tray, which can make printing different sized sheets a bit cumbersome. If you constantly find yourself needed legal, then letter sized paper, you may get frustrated with the process. It is much better to have two dedicated trays – one for letter sized paper, and one for legal sized paper.

Larger print and copy jobs will take longer with this unit. The 15 page per minute copy speed and 12 page per print speed is considered slow in today’s fast moving world. Newer models are available that can print more than 20 pages per minute. If you do a large amount of printing and copying, you may feel that you are spending more time looking after the printer than actually doing your job.

The 250 page capacity paper tray is undersized for an office copier. Many businesses find that they can go through 500 pages in a single day. Most companies buy their paper in 500 sheet packages, and some even buy in bulk of cases that contain 10 500-sheet reams. It is convenient and time-saving to be able to dump an entire package of paper into the tray all at once, without having to worry about dividing it and storing the remainder. This can be even more of a challenge where space is an issue. 

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