12-07-2019 09:16 PM
Hi all. I have an HP LaserJet Pro 200 color MFP M276nw printer/scanner. I don't print very often--maybe twice per month (and only a few sheets at a time). I use the scanner maybe once a week. Would there be any drawbacks if I kept the printer off, and turned it on only when I needed to print/scan?
I ask mainly because with previous printers (all inkjets), if I recall, every time the printer was powered on, it would use a little ink. I'm not sure if that's the case with this printer (or laserjets in general). Or perhaps that usage is so minuscule that it won't make a difference?
Thanks in advance.
12-07-2019 09:56 PM
Laserjets will use some toner to perform calibrations to ensure that color prints are properly registered. I am not sure on the home models like this if that occurs during every turn on or after X number of pages. If you print that little I would be tempted to turn it off to save wear and tear on the device.
12-07-2019 10:04 PM
Thanks for the reply.
>> am not sure on the home models like this if that occurs during every turn on or after X number of pages.
Is it possible to message tech support to obtain a definitive answer on that? If so, do you know how I would do that? Or might they reply here?