It is easy to keep your printer in tip-top condition, and the benefits are truly amazing â€“ from excellent performance to exceptional documents and images. The best way to ensure that your printer stays in perfect condition is using genuine Canon Inks and Toner.
Use Draft Mode to Save Ink
It might surprise you to learn that itâ€™s virtually impossible to know the speed of a printer simply by referring to the manufacturerâ€™s â€œpages per minute (ppm)â€ claim. Thatâ€™s because there is no uniform standard to determine what makes up a page. Thatâ€™s why the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) created uniform printing and copying standards to be used by all manufacturersâ€™ ppm claim â€“ which offers basis for comparison â€“ and the universal standard ipm, which provides an accurate comparison of printers of various brands.
Pages Per Minute (ppm) â€“ Educate Yourself and Donâ€™t be Misled by Claims.
If you're printing something just for reference and quality isn't paramount, use the ink-saving "Draft" mode under the Print Quality settings of your PIXMA printer; or use the Toner Save mode of your Canon laser printer. Just remember to switch back to "Standard" or "High" mode when printing your final copy.
Individual Ink Cartridges
Canonâ€™s innovative Ink Cartridge system is an ingenious way to lower costs by saving ink and paper. Each ink colour has its own cartridge, because colours are used at different rates. Only the depleted colour needs to be replaced, so ink wastage is eliminated. Your inkjet printer will let you know when a cartridge is low or empty, so youâ€™ll never waste paper by running out of ink in the middle of a print job.
Save time, paper and money by printing on both sides of the paper. Many Canon printers feature Auto Duplex Printing, which allows you to print on both sides of the paper automatically. There's no need to turn it over manually. Not only is it a convenient way to print, it's also environmentally friendly!
Leaving your printer idle for extended period could result in ink clogs in the print head. To avoid this, simply print a document or two at least once a month. Additionally, avoid keeping your printer in dusty environments or placing it in the direct path of an air conditioner draft. Such exposure could dry the ink in the print head more quickly. Following these simple tips ensures the optimal performance for your printer.