what is an imaging drum

I have ordered 4 laser toner cart for my printer.  Are these pieces considered "imaging drums" or is that something separate
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wolfcamelConnect With a Mentor Commented:
some printers you get a drum with the toner - this is generally considered a waste as the drum will last longer than the toner - so now many printer sell these seperately - the drum may cost 2 or three times the cost of one toner cartridge but will last quite a while, and by not including a drum with each toner the toner cartridges are cheaper
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PapertripConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Toner cartridges and imaging drums are different components of a laser jet printer, however some are combined into one -- check your printer manual to confirm.

This link might help clear things up as to the differences.
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