Question about Xerox Phaser 8550DT Thermal Printer
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I have an 8500-DN which is for home use. I currently have
the printer go into power-saving mode after 30 minutes and wakeup only for
print-jobs. After having this type of setting for a few weeks and a few power
outages and shutdowns I noticed that the waste tray is getting kinda full even
though I printed less than 20 pages.
This got me thinking that I might have the printer configured all wrong; apparently I wasted a lot of ink and power (warming up involved about 5 minutes of 1000 watt power consumption) for very little pages printed.
I am looking for the best balance in power-saving and ink saving for home use. Any suggestions especially for conserving ink since that is by far more expensive than power?
Here are the instructions on adjusting the low power mode.
Sadly the phaser printers are horribly wasteful.
What happens is when they come out of sleep mode or start from a no power situation, a compressor comes on and removes all the ink from the print head then refills the print head with fresh ink.
That is supposedly to maintain print quality. But very wasteful.
If the printer is going into Power Saver mode too often and you do not want to wait while the printer warms up, increase the length of time before the printer goes into the Power Saver mode.
Modify the timeout value:
NOTE: Select a larger timeout value to extend the length of time before the printer goes into the Power Saver mode.
Posted on Jan 05, 2009
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