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Description of Problem 100000025062

How do I turn Toner Save Mode on or off?


Description of Solution 200000032104

You can conserve toner use with this feature. When you set Toner Save Mode to On (Enabled), print appears lighter.  The default setting is Off (Disabled).

 

 NOTE:  We do not recommend Toner Save for printing Photo or Grayscale images.

 

 - Toner Save Mode is not available for HQ 1200 resolution.

 

Toner Save Mode can be set on the machine control panel to control Toner Save Mode for received faxes, copies, and reports. If printing from a computer, click here to continue to the steps for Windows or Macintosh.

 

To set the Toner Save Mode, follow the steps listed below:

 

1. Press MENU.

 

2. Press the UP OR DOWN ARROW key to select General Setup, press OK.

 

3. Press the UP OR DOWN ARROW key to select Ecology, press OK.

 

4. Press the UP OR DOWN ARROW key to select Toner Save Mode, press OK.

 

5. Press the UP OR DOWN ARROW key to select On or Off, press OK.

 

6. Press STOP/EXIT.

 

 

 

To configure this feature when printing from a computer:

 

Windows Users

Macintosh Users

 

 

Windows Users

 

1. Open the Printers folder.

 

Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2: Click Start => Device and Printers.

 

Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008: Click Start => Control Panel => Hardware and Sound => Printers.

 

Windows XP and Windows Server 2003: Click Start => Printers and Faxes.

 

Windows 2000: Start => Settings => Printers.

 

2. Right mouse click the Brother icon.

 

3. Left click Printing Preferences.

 

4. Click on the Advanced tab.

 

 

5. Place a check in the checkbox next to Toner Save Mode to enable the feature.

 

Uncheck the checkbox next to Toner Save Mode to disable the feature.

 

 

6. Click Apply and OK.

 

7. Close the Printers window.

 

 

Macintosh Users:

 

1. Open a document.

 

2. Click File and Print.

 

3. Click on the drop menu (normally Copies & Pages by default) and click on Print Settings.

 

 

NOTE: In some programs, Copies & Pages may not be listed. You may need to click on another button or tab before accessing Copies & Pages. For example, in the programs Illustrator and In Design you must click the Printer button at the bottom of the Print window to access the window that displays Copies & Pages.

 

NOTE: Mac OS 10.5 and 10.6: If Printer and Presets are the only options on the Print window, click the blue down arrow to the right of the printer name, this will expand the Print window. In some programs, Copies & Pages may not be listed, you will need to click the name of the Program near the middle of the window.

 

NOTE: Mac OS 10.7: If Printer and Presets are the only options on the Print window, click the Show Details button to the bottom, this will expand the Print window. In some programs, Copies & Pages may not be listed, you will need to click the name of the Program near the middle of the window.

 

4. On the Basic tab you will see the option for Toner Save Mode.

 

 

5. Check the Toner Save Mode box to turn on toner save mode. Uncheck the Toner Save Mode box to turn off toner save mode.

 

 

NOTE: MAC OS 10.5 and 10.6: In order to save the changes made on the Print window a Preset must be created and saved. Click on Standard next to Presets then select Save As. Type a name for this preset and click OK. Each time the Print window is opened click Standard next to Presets and select the name of the Preset you wish to use.

 

NOTE: MAC OS 10.7: In order to save the changes made on the Print window a Preset must be created and saved. Click on Default Settings next to Presets then select Save current settings as Preset. Type a name for this preset and click OK. Each time the Print window is opened click Default Settings next to Presets and select the name of the Preset you wish to use.

 

 

6. Click Print.

 

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