Why is my printer using so much ink or toner?

Why is my printer using so much ink or toner?

Does it seem like you are constantly having to buy ink (or toner) for your printer? If so this can be very stressful as you feel you are being ripped off. There can be quite a few reasons for this to happen.

1. Small capacity cartridges in an old printer:

Older style printers could only print a few hundred pages at most due to the cartridge capacity. Modern printers now have much larger capacity cartridges (for almost the same price!!) due to customer demand.

2. Quality of your print:

For your normal day to day printing you may have the quality setting too high. Look for Draft or lower the Dots Per Inch (DPI) setting.

3. Using Colour needlessly:

Did you know that when selecting Black & White you are still using colour? Try to find Greyscale as Greyscale will only use black ink.

4. You may be printing more than you realise:

Many customers say, “I only installed a new cartridge a couple of months ago.” Sadly, time is not the benchmark. It’s the number of pages you are printing.

5. What you are printing has a huge effect:

If you are printing images or photos then you will be tearing through ink or toner. Consider getting your photos printed at one of local Cartridge World stores using their easy to use on-demand print service. Also, the amount of text you are putting on a page is a big factor.

If you are concerned about your printer consumption contact your nearest Cartridge World store and we will be delighted to assist you.

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