Tech Notes


Light Print
The laser printer is printing the paper with barely seen text on it, why is the print pale? There are several potential causes of the light/faded printing, and there are some simple solutions: Printer is set to “Toner Save Mode” or “EconoMode”. Turn off the toner saving function or reset the printer to normal print […]

Light Prints and Faded Prints from Laser Printer


Brother HL-5450dn
Brother HL-5450dn Brother HL-5470dw, HL-6180dw After replacing new drum for Brother HL-5450dn, HL-5470dw, HL-6180dw & HL-6180dwt laser printer, you need to reset the drum counter. It is simple procedure, first keep the front cover open, then For the models with LCD: Hold down Go until the Drum Clear message is displayed on LCD, then release […]

Reset the drum counter for Brother HL-5450/5470/6180 series printer



Choose
Different printers have different settings to help users to save toner. HP offers “EconoMode” setting, Brother and Samsung employ “Toner Save” mode. HP stated, “the EconoMode setting uses up to 50% less toner than standard mode printing by reducing the dot density.” SAMSUNG advertised: “Through toner save mode, the toner particles deployed from the printer […]

The Good and Not So Good of Toner Save Mode


Snail
When printing, it could take minutes to see the page jumped out of the printer. Why did it take so long to print? There are several factors affect the time it takes to print a job: The media used to print. If you use special paper to print, such as transparencies, heavy paper, and custom-size […]

Why does it take so much time to print?



DPI_600_1200
As we talk about the printer, we use print resolution to compare the print quality. DPI means “Dots Per Inch”. It refers to number of dots the printer can print per inch. It is used to define the print resolution, which will affect the print quality. The higher the DPI, the finer the print. If […]

Can it save toner to print with lower DPI?


Here are some simple steps to help you to solve a problem of the printer. At the step where it fails, you would know the scope of the problem, and could focus on the part to find the right solution. For example, if the printer fails at Step 3, you need to check what the […]

Solve printer problems step by step.