Tips And Tricks To Get The Most Out Of Your Printer


Most of us have a printer at home and when it is working fine, we can print out documents and photos at the click of a mouse but when it goes wrong…

Nothing can be more frustrating than when the Low Toner Ink warning flashes up when you really need to print something or the photo just doesn’t come out right despite your best efforts.

Rather than letting off steam at the printer, take a look at some of the tips and tricks given in this handy infographic and solve some common problems quickly and easily.

One of the first tips you get is how to correct a problem with your LaserJet printer when the picture or document comes out with streaking or faded areas. It is handy to know that the toner in LaserJet printers can settle over time which can be the cause of the problem, but a couple of quick shakes to redistribute the toner and your printing should be better quality.

Another annoying issue that bugs a lot of us is when the inkjet cartridge is reported as low or empty and the printer is telling us to replace the cartridge and spend some more money. It seems that quite a few inkjet cartridges may still have ink in them, so follow the tips and get more printing for your money.

Another good ink saving tip is to use some ink-saving software and just keeping the printer turned on will actually prolong the life of your ink cartridge according to the guide.

It is not just about the mechanics of your printer if you want to get the best possible printing results. There is some useful information on how to choose the right paper for the job you are doing and not wasting expensive photo paper by getting your settings just right before you press the print button.

If you want to get the most out of your printer, follow these useful tips and tricks and you might even save a bit of money as well as enjoying more trouble-free printing.

Tips And Tricks To Get The Most Out Of Your Printer – An infographic by the team at Stinky Ink Shop


Author: Kat

Kat is a married mom of three kids aged 19, 11, and 8 that lives close to Birmingham, AL. She loves cats, books, cooking, hockey, and watching movies. She is an admitted nerd, comic book lover, action figure & barbie doll collector, blackjack dealer, beginner croupier, and all around queen of the dorks. You can reach her at topkat@katbalogger.com to talk about product reviews, press trips, sponsorships, or brand messaging.

3 thoughts on “Tips And Tricks To Get The Most Out Of Your Printer”

  1. Wow Kat, there are so many tips here that I’ve never heard. Ink cost too much not to get as much use out of the cartridge as possible. Thanks for sharing these money saving tips. 🙂

  2. These are some great ideas to make printer ink last longer! We shake ours but I now I have other ideas too!

  3. Ink cartridges (but not toner) have a shelf life; that’s why Epson, HP, and others put a “use by” date on the box. You’ll get the highest yield if you use up the ink within about six months after that date.

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