The Reason Your Printer Uses Much Ink And Toner
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Does it seem like you are constantly having to buy ink (or toner) for your printer? If so this can be very stressful as you feel you are being ripped off. There are 5 possible reasons for this to happen.

1. Small capacity cartridges in an old printer:
Using older style printers would be the first possible reason to use too much ink or toner. Older style printers could only print a few hundred pages at most due to the cartridge capacity. Modern printers now have much larger capacity cartridges (for almost the same price!!) due to customer demand.

2. Quality of your print:
For your normal day to day printing you may have the quality setting too high. Look for Draft or lower the Dots Per Inch (DPI) setting.

3. Using Colour needlessly:
Did you know that when selecting Black & White you are still using colour? So, try to find Greyscale as Greyscale will only use black ink.

4. You may be printing more than you realise:
Print too much could be the fourth main reason. Many customers say, “I only installed a new cartridge a couple of months ago.” Sadly, time is not the benchmark. It is the number of pages you are printing. Please do not print, if you do not need it. 

5. What you are printing has a huge effect:
If you are printing images or photos then you will be tearing through ink or toner. Consider getting your photos printed at one of local Starink stores. Also, the amount of text you are putting on a page is a big factor.

If you are concerned about your printer consumption contact us or visit our website ( , and we will be delighted to assist you.