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Officejet 7612
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Hi,

 

I'm wondering if there is a way to prevent or change the schedule of the 7612 printer i have from "checking" itself.

The printer is only occasionaly used and was bought due to it's A3 capabilites but the rate at which the ink runs out leaves it uneconomical.

 

I 've had previous HP inject printers whose ink lasted 2-3 times longer than this one despite being used more heavily. I even have this printer to print draft quality with lower ink volume from the very start to prevent unnecessary wasting of ink.

 

The other issue is the "checking printer" routine it carries out. First of all, noisy and downright irritating. Secondly I can hear it squrting what i assume is air or ink from the print heads. This cannot be saving me ink.

 

For example lets say I print 3 pages in a session on a monday and don't print again till the follwing monday. The printer will enter the check printer routine after i have finished printing. I uunderstand if it was in a busy office and saw heavy use but the check printer routine must be able to be changed in proportion to the workload and not time.

 

Please assist as it's too expensive to keep buying new cartridges atthis rate. (they're xl cartridges also)

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I understand you are having an issue with your HP OfficeJet 7612 printer wasting ink. Don't worry as I have a few things which should help to resolve your concern,

 

To provide you with an accurate solution, I'll need a few more details:

How is the printer connected? USB/Wireless

 

In the meantime, let's start off by performing a hard reset on the printer and make sure that the printer is connected directly to the wall outlet and not to the surge protector.

Remove all the ink cartridges and then try to perform a hard reset on the printer.

With the printer turned on, disconnect the power cord from the rear of the printer and also unplug the power cord from the wall outlet.

Remove USB cable, if present.

Wait for 2-3 minutes, press and hold the power button on your printer for about 30 seconds to remove any additional charge.

Now plug back the power cable straight to a wall outlet without any surge protector or an extension cord and then plug back the power cord to the printer.

Turn on the printer and wait till warm-up period finishes and the printer is idle.

Now insert the ink cartridges and then try to print a test page and check if it works.

 

Next thing, I would suggest here is to use the printer in Draft: Lowest DPI typically used when ink cartridge levels are low or when high-quality prints are not needed.

 

For more details, please follow this link.

 

You could also go through Printer & Page Yield Overview for more details.

 

I hope this helps. Let me know how it goes for further assistance.

 

Keep me posted,

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give us some reinforcement by clicking the solution and kudos buttons,

that'll help us and others see that we've got the answers!

Good Luck.

 

 

 

Jeet_Singh
I am an HP Employee

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