When I print 'fast draft', it is certainly quicker, but the density of the ink is identical. I am using far too much black ink. I would be most grateful if you could be kind enough to help me.
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When you click to print something, you will get what's called the Print
Dialogue box. Before clicking "OK", click the Properties button.This will take you to a screen with some tabs. Click on the
Paper/Quality tab. Somewhere in that window you will see some options
for "Print Quality".
By default, it is probably set to "Normal". That's the middle setting.
To save ink, you can set it to Fast Normal (better for ink saving) or
Fast Draft (best for ink saving). This means the printer will use less
ink to print the page. The final copy will look a little lighter but
certainly still readable.
This option "fast draft" will print very fast and also save your ink.
Try changing the color quality of your printing under your printing preferences to best to get darker prints.
You might have set your printing quality to fast draft or fast normal.
If you do not know how to go to your printing preferences. Follow these steps.
1. Go to your Printers and Faxes(XP), Printers(Vista), Devices and Printers(Win7)
2. Right Click on Your Printer Icon
3. Click on Printing Preferences
4. On Print Quality, Choose Best.
5. Under Features -- Check the box for Print in Maximum DPI.
Hi, Try setting the printing properties to fast draft or draft. It provides a average quality document faster using less ink. To do this, go to Start->Control Panel and then Printers. Right click on your printer and choose printing preferences. Find the setting for the quality and select Draft or Fast Draft if it is available. Please note that this printer has a rate of 5.36 pages per minute, so even with the draft you will not see much difference.
You can try to change your print quality to a lower setting. This saves a lot on toner. If you are not printing for anything super important you can set some printers to "fast draft" or "draft" quality and that saves a ton. I personally dont usually need to print anything of high quality so I went to my local "Everything" store(not sure if I should use company names) and bought an HP, the cheapest color printer they had which was $30.00 The black and color cartridges together cost about the same as the printer. But I use the lowest setting which is the "fast draft" setting and set it to print in black ink only, and only change that when I NEED something in color and it uses very little and prints very fast.
Check the capacity of the ink cartridges (in ml). HP usually has high-yield cartridges which cost more, but have more ink. Also check your printing preferences to see what your quality setting is. Draft quality is fine for most text and saves alot of ink, Normal or High is only needed for photo printing. I believe Normal is the default.