To use EconoMode (to save toner)
EconoMode is a feature that allows the printer to use less toner per page. Selecting this option
extends the life of the toner supply and reduces the cost per page. However, it also reduces
print quality. The printed image is lighter, but it is adequate for printing drafts or proofs.
Hewlett-Packard does not recommend full-time use of EconoMode. If EconoMode is used
full-time when the average toner coverage is significantly less than five percent, it is possible
that the toner supply will outlast the mechanical parts in the print cartridge. If print quality
begins to degrade under these circumstances, you will need to install a new print cartridge,
even if toner remains in the cartridge.
Not all device features are available for all printer drivers or operating systems. See the device
properties (driver) online Help for information about available features for the driver.
1. To enable EconoMode, open the device properties (or printing preferences in Windows
2000 and Windows XP). See
Changing print settings
for more information.
2. On the Paper/Quality tab or the Finishing tab (the Paper Type/Quality tab for some
Macintosh drivers), select the EconoMode check box.
To change print-quality settings for all future jobs
for instructions about using the
EconoMode setting for all future print jobs.
Understanding print-quality settings