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The number of fonts used in your Page is frazzling but you included some great tips! I've never heard of ecofont but I'll definitely look into it.
Also, just as a sidenote, I heard Brother printers were pretty notorious for telling you that you're "low" on ink when you're really not. I think there's something you can do to disable the censor that causes the notification.
arsiel (rep: 13.1k) posted Feb 27, 2012
You know I ignored the "out of ink warning" and it broke my printer!
You may be able to get a little more use out of it, but don't over do it. I really assumed the ink would just fade, but no it just kept printing, and then one day, just burned out my printer. Sad, because I actually had the ink to replace it. I don't know how or where to draw the line but don't be too cheap with the ink or you may have to buy a new printer.
MHT962 (rep: 3.3k) posted Feb 27, 2012
shake the cartridge and pay attention to the expiration date. i learned my lesson as i ordered a brand new "factory sealed" ink toner from ebay. it came and it was dried out. i appealed this case on ebay but lost. NEVER again!
gangstabarbie (rep: 20.9k) posted Feb 27, 2012
@MHT962: it's definitely bad advice to print on empty if your printer has a permanent print head, as the more expensive ones do. Cheaper printers have the print head mechanism built-in to the throw-away ink cartridge, so there is nothing to lose by running it dry and ruining the print head, unless you intend to refill the cartridge.
Some print heads work by instantaneously heating tiny droplets of ink above the boiling point to expel them towards the paper. Canon and HP use this method. You can imagine what happens when the heat is there but the ink is not. The print head will burn up like an engine with no coolant.
Other printers, like Brother and Epson use a piezoelectric print head which uses electrically induced mechanical vibration of crystals to pump out droplets of ink. These are probably less prone to damage from running dry.
You can safely ignore a LOW ink warning, but I would not ignore an OUT of ink warning on a printer with a permanent print head.
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