Printer Toner Quality Assurance With the FlowCam® Particle Analyzer

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Printer toner particles imaged by the FlowCam. Circularity value is shown beneath each image. Particles are shown in order of decreasing circularity, where 1 is a perfect circle.

The shape and size of printer toner particles affect image resolution and printer efficiency. The uniformity of a printer toner particle affects the distribution of charge the particle holds and as a result can affect image quality.

Image characterization can be used to determine shape, size, circularity and material uniformity of printer toner particles during and after production. The FlowCam®, a flow imaging microscope, and paired image analysis software VisualSpreadsheet® can be used for rapid quality control characterization of printer toner.

The FlowCam is an ideal replacement to aging Sysmex FPIA-3000 systems that are no longer being supported by the manufacturer.

What is Flow Imaging Microscopy? Watch our video to find out.

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Read More: The Ultimate Guide to Flow Imaging Microscopy

Flow Imaging Microscopy (FIM) is a powerful tool for detecting, identifying, and quantifying subvisible particles for a variety of applications. In this Ultimate Guide to Flow Imaging Microscopy, you will learn:

  • Methods for analyzing particles, plus the pros and cons of each
  • Specific examples of how FIM benefits a variety of applications: 

    • Outlier characterization
    • Particle differentiation in a heterogeneous sample 
    • Detection of agglomerates versus single particles 
    • Improved differentiation of particles versus emulsions 

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