4 Replies Latest reply: Jul 7, 2013 5:07 PM by Assassin X
Assassin X Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Every time I print something whether its an email or from Safari, theres no option to adjust the ink settings on my Ipad. So it ends up using alot more ink! I'm going through double the amount of ink with the Ipad! Oh I use a HP printer if that helps.

  • 1. Re: Any way to adjust the ink use when printing from Ipad?
    poikkeus1 Level 3 Level 3 (965 points)

    Ink use depends on the model of printer and how you print. I use a Canon, but the priciples remain the same.

     

    1. If at all possible, print edocuments as a PDF. No ink required at all.

    2. Print documents as black and white. Limits ink usage to one tank.

     

    You may need to provide more information on your printer, since some models allow additional tweaking.

  • 2. Re: Any way to adjust the ink use when printing from Ipad?
    Assassin X Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Oh its a HP C410a All In One.

  • 3. Re: Any way to adjust the ink use when printing from Ipad?
    poikkeus1 Level 3 Level 3 (965 points)

    In that case, you may not have much control over the amount of ink the C410a uses. Some models (like the Canon iP4300) are ink-skimpy; the majority are liberal with their ink.

     

    Maybe I'm mind-reading, but it seems you're bothered about the cost of ink replacement cartridges. You can purchase factory ink (at premium prices), or visit eBay and look at the competition. Make certain your cartridge has the smart chip installed; that helps you monitor your ink levels. Within the year, the prices will go down, and cartridges with chips installed will be more widely available.

  • 4. Re: Any way to adjust the ink use when printing from Ipad?
    Assassin X Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Ah I see. My wife uses the Ipad to print things alot and she said she notices it seems to use the "normal" in mode instead of the "Fast draft" which uses less ink. Granted it doens't say what ink mode its using. i personally don't print stuff that much since ink is costly. But yeah I'll just tell her not much we can do about it.