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How to Make Toner Print Cartridges Last Longer

If you are operating a professional company then it is highly likely that you would have opted for a laser printer as opposed to an inkjet printer. Now, whilst the print quality is considerably better with toner print cartridges they are considerably more expensive, and that is what this article is about. I am going to teach you a couple of handy tips that you can use to make your toner printer cartridges last longer.

I know that this is probably obvious, but the first thing you will want to realize is that you should not print out in colour unless you absolutely have to. Colour prints are expensive. Therefore if you are printing a draft then cut back on the colour prints. There is no need to do it, and even if it is black and white having colour turned on will still sap out some of that ink so don’t do it, your toner ink cartridge will last much longer as a result.

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Secondly you will want to change your printer settings. This will help cut down the amount of ink your printer cartridges use up. So why not turn down the quality of the print? Most of the time you don’t really need to print on the highest print quality, even if you are printing a ‘final report’ or similar and thus you shouldn’t do so. Why not play around with some of the printer settings? Every printer is different and there will be plenty of ways in which you can cut down on the amount of ink that you are using.

A problem with many toner ink cartridges is that they give you a warning saying that the printer is out of ink even if it isn’t  This is contributing towards a lot of cartridges being thrown away each year whilst they still have some use in them. The best tip I can offer here is to pull out your ink cartridge, give it a little shake and then put it back inside. Hopefully this will spurn the ink cartridge back into life and you can resume your prints.

One of the best tips I can offer is to ALWAYS check your print in the print preview menu before printing out. This will cut down on the amount of times that you need to reprint if you make a mistake, and thus cutting down on your printing costs.

Finally, never purchase ink cartridges that are of a low quality. These do not have much ink in them and thus have very little life. Your best bet is to purchase branded ink cartridges or refill your current ones.

Hopefully these tips will help keep your toner print cartridges lasting for as long as possible! When they finally do go, make sure you recycle them. This means that you will be doing your little bit for the environment, or you could have them refilled and save a bit of money.

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