HP LaserJet 1320 Printer series - Using EconoMode (saves toner)

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Using EconoMode (saves toner)

EconoMode is a feature that allows the printer to use less toner per page. Selecting this
option will extend the life of the toner supply and will reduce cost per page. However, it will
also reduce print quality. The printed image is lighter, but it is adequate for printing drafts or

HP does not recommend the full-time use of EconoMode. If EconoMode is used full-time
when the average toner coverage is significantly less than 5 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 must install a new print cartridge, even if there is
toner supply remaining in the cartridge.

1. To enable EconoMode, access the printer Properties (or Printing Preferences in

Windows 2000 and XP). See

Graphics quality

for instructions.

2. On the Paper/Quality tab or the Finishing tab (the Paper Type/Quality tab for some

Mac drivers), select the EconoMode checkbox.


Not all printer features are available in all drivers or operating systems. See the printer
Properties (driver) online Help for information about availability of features for that driver.



Graphics quality

for instructions on enabling EconoMode for all future jobs.


Using EconoMode (saves toner)