Do I have to shake toner? You never want to shake the toner bottle. Although shaking the toner bottle isn’t any less safe to your health than shaking a home or small office toner cartridge, if your printer runs out of toner because you tried extending the life of your bottle, your developer could break.
How can I get more toner out of my cartridge? Shake it — Each printer cartridge contains toner in powder form. Over time, this powder can clump and become unevenly distributed, leading to streaks, uneven pages, and wasted toner. To extend the life of your toner, remove the toner cartridge, cover it with a paper towel, and shake to redistribute the powder.
Why is my printer running out of toner so fast? If you feel that the ink cartridges run out very quickly every time you replace the ink, it’s possible you are printing high density documents frequently. The ink consumption varies very much on print density.
How do I make my printer use less ink?
- Know your printer. Do you know how many pages a single cartridge will last in your printer?
- Buy in bulk.
- Go “Instant”
- Optimize output.
- Choose grayscale.
- Pick the right font.
- Opt for single color cartridges.
- Print with care.