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Discussion in 'Canon InkJet Printers' started by Tech9, Aug 7, 2019.

  1. Aug 13, 2019 at 10:10 PM
    stratman

    stratman Printer VIP Platinum Printer Member

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    Sorry, but I do not agree, and so do professional businesses. Examples:

    https://www.morefill.com/can-it-save-toner-to-print-with-lower-dpi/
    https://www.preton.com/ink-save-options.asp
    From our Moderator, The Hat, a printer by trade:
    In general, the higher the DPI the more toner used. There is no free lunch.
     
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  2. Aug 14, 2019 at 8:38 AM
    Artur5

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    Once I wrote half in jest "@The Hat is always right.." and so he is most of the time but nobody is perfect.
    This time I'm totally positive that for my specific model of printer you both gentlemen are wrong.
    I've tested quite intensively this Brother. I know for instance that driver resolution doesn't affects at all printing speed and I know too that toner consumption is even slightly lower at 1200 dpi that at 600dpi. I see it with my eyes on the printed copy. 1200 dpi doesn't looks darker, rather lighter. Also I've been controlling the amount of pages printed until the powder is exhausted. I started printing almost every job at 600 dpi and then i switched to 1200 dpi, after checking that print speed was the same. My first refill of, in theory, 8000 pages gave, me aprox 7000 real pages printed almost exclusively at 600dpi. The second refill reached almost 8000 pages- printed for the main part at 1200 dpi.
    Theory might say otherwise but, in this case, it's wrong.
     
  3. Aug 14, 2019 at 11:05 AM
    The Hat

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    Very very true...:old..:hide... :hide
    The world was flat for 10,000 years, and only round for 400 years..
    We got a lot of catching up to do… :idunno... :fl
     
  4. Aug 14, 2019 at 2:21 PM
    stratman

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    I do appreciate your findings with dpi and page counts. Still, I cannot speak to the capabilities of your printer nor whether your 600 vs 1200 dpi page totals are accurate representations of per page coverage of toner.

    While we rely on anecdotal experience in shaping refilling tactics, dpi/toner claims can be sourced on the internet. Please document your primary claim about dpi toner coverage with links from reasonably authoritative sources.
     
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  5. Aug 14, 2019 at 9:13 PM
    Nicolas Goosen

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    In response to the OP:
    Short answer: you're better off with a high-end toner desktop machine than with an inkjet one.
    Long answer: sheet-to-sheet 'precision' is known in the printing industry as register. There is also colour-to-colour register. Only a traditional mechanical register (as a side-lay and grip-lay as on litho and platen machines) provides perfect sheet-to-sheet register. Unfortunately all desktop (and up to mid-level production machines eg Xerox 550) only feature a paper feed that comes directly from the lift (pile of paper) and don't register against any standard (piece of metal). On the digital front, only very high level production machines like HP Indigo actually provide you with paper register.
    It is a complete mystery as to why the desktop printer industry provides such excrement piece-of-junk excuses for machines that they do. Why not one manufacturer has thought of providing proper sheet register on any of their machines, I simply don't know.
     
  6. Aug 14, 2019 at 9:21 PM
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    Because for the vast majority of home and small business printing jobs it does not matter.
     
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