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By galehickey2 ·
Recently bought a Compaq pc with printer.
The printer is an IJ600 and the problem involves the amount of ink used on a printout. Does the driver control this or is there an adjustment as the printout is literally "soaking wet" when it comes out.
A set of cartridges does not last too long.
Thanks.

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by galehickey2 In reply to printer ink

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by TheChas In reply to printer ink

Ahha,
You have come upon the great truth of inkjet printers.
The printers are given away, or sold below cost.
The profit center is the ink.

Anyway,
From the start menu,
settings,
printers
select properties for your printer.

Set the default print mode to a lower resolution / quality, or even draft mode to use less ink.
(each printer uses slightly different names and dialog for this setting)
Click apply.

If you need a higher resolution for an important project, you can select printer properties from most programs, and select a higher quality mode temoporarily.

I myself use low to medium settings for most printing.
I also now use only 24 pound paper for nearly all ink jet printing. If you watch for sales, it doesn't really cost much more, and the print quality is much nicer.

Chas

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by galehickey2 In reply to printer ink

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by Lizzy In reply to printer ink

The Chas is correct.

Another thing to cut down on ink used is to make sure that the Internet Explorer isn't wasting ink by going to Tools, Options, Advanced tab and make sure that "Print Background Colors and Images" is not checked.

Also, new printers seem to be shipped with ink cartridges that have enough ink to get you started, but don't really have as much ink in them as the ones you pay big bucks for. Try locating off brands at computer shows or on the net. They can fit your printerand cost less.

Hope this helps.

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by Lizzy In reply to printer ink

Check out this news story! They really DO install "economy cartridges" with new printers!!

http://www.detnews.com/2002/technology/0205/29/technology-501029.htm

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