EconoMode is a feature that allows the printer to use less toner per page. Selecting this option may
extend the life of the print cartridge and reduce your cost per page. However, it will also reduce print
quality. The printed image is lighter, but it is adequate for printing drafts or proofs.
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%, 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.
To use EconoMode, open the printer Properties (or Printing Preferences in Windows 2000 and XP).
Configure the Windows printer driver
Configure the Macintosh printer driver
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.
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