Question about Epson Stylus CX9400Fax InkJet Photo Printer
My Epson CX9400FAX goes through color ink like crazy. Its only 8 months old. I now average printing 20 to 40 copies a week from my home office. My color/B&W printing ratio is 1/20. I know it still uses color ink for B&W, but the epson cartridges purchased less than a month ago are more than half empty. Epson Support offered no solution.
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Have you ever read the reviews before purchasing Epson? Believe me Canon is much better than Epson. They go guzzle color ink like Kool Ade, although very high in Quality.
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It's an example. We can work to minimize it's WASTAGE. However, to expect it to use toner like Canon, Hp - It's near to impossible.
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There are different ways to minimize usage ( General ) :-
As the costs of just about everything continue to go up, spending on items that we might call luxury items goes down. You may not have thought about it before, but printer ink can be one of those luxuries when you’re considering whether to buy a half a tank of gas or a new set of printer ink cartridges. To forestall the purchase of those $30 black ink cartridges or $60 color/black packages there are some easy printing habit changes you can make.
Keep your nozzles clean
Perhaps the easiest change you can make to your printing habits is to keep an eye on your printer heads. The printer ink nozzles that dispense the actual ink use a spray function to get the ink onto the paper. As such, these nozzles can find build-up occuring. If the ink collects on the dispensing head excessively more ink will likely build-up on the head then the paper
Print only what you need
When it comes to printing, most people are fairly lazy. Click on the print icon and you’re done. This habit lends itself to several habits changes that you can make to significantly reduce your printer ink usage but also your paper usage. Instead of just hitting print, add the print preview function to see what you are about to print. Then ask yourself; do I need all those color ads on the sides? Do I need the last two paragraphs on the page? If not, consider turning off the color ink cartridges, select only the text you require and select only the pages you need –especially that last page with the footer that comes out with each print job.
Alternate colors and reduce size
Maybe this thought is going to the extreme but it will extend the overall replacement cycle of your ink cartridges. Print in different colors on a rotating basis. It may be a bit hard on the eyes but printing only in green or blue to spread the color cartridges use out over time is a way to better balance your overall cartridge use. Also on the bit excessive side, is reducing the font size on the documents you are printing.
Print only when needed
Keeping a leash on your clicking finger is perhaps the best ink saving tip that could be given. The tendency is to let your hand and finger head right for the print function as a matter of course. Stop and think about it for a few moments. Will that that piece of information be used somewhere else where I’ll need to reference it often? If not, try minimizing it for five or ten minutes. If you keep coming back to maximize it you can likely print it because it is relevant.
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Posted on Jul 02, 2009
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