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Using far too much ink

Brother printer DCP-135C, purchased this year. Every time the printer is turned on it spends between 3 & 4 minutes aparently cleaning the heads. As a result, the cartidges are emptying very fast (less that 60 mono prints before the ink runs out in one cartridge and it will not print. Having bought a new set of Brother cartridges after the set supplied with the printer ran out quickly, the colour cartridges have run out early in spite of only printing 3 A4 sheets with colour. At a cost of some £37 per set I clearly cannot go on like this - what can I do? Have I got a faulty printer? Please advise.

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This came from brothers website:

The Yellow ink cartridge yield is up to 300 pages @ 600 x 150 dpi when printing at 5% coverage on A4 sized paper.
The Magenta ink cartridge yield is up to 300 pages @ 600 x 150 dpi when printing at 5% coverage on A4 sized paper.
The Cyan ink cartridge yield is up to 300 pages @ 600 x 150 dpi when printing at 5% coverage on A4 sized paper.
The Black ink cartridge yield is up to 350 pages @ 600 x 150 dpi when printing at 5% coverage on A4 sized paper.

so it appears that what you are experiencing is not normal and you may have a leaking printer.

There is one thing you can check though, everytime you print, make sure that you are not printing at the highest quality option selectable as this almost certainly will fire out more ink than regular printing... choose a middle quality option or even draft option if you will be printing regular text.

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