The HP LaserJet Pro 400 Printer M401 is a series of printers that consists of LaserJet Pro 400 M401dn, LaserJet Pro 400 M401n, LaserJet Pro 400 M401dne, LaserJet Pro 400 MFP M425dn and LaserJet Pro 400 M401dw. And if you’re using one of these printers then and would very much like to go eco-friendly with them, well this article will provide you with some basic tips that would let you reduce your carbon footprint while altogether using this HP laser printer.
- Turn on the Duplex Printing Mode
Duplex Printing mode is a setting that allows your HP LaserJet printer to print on both sides of the paper. This means that upon activating on turning on this setting, your machine will reduce the volume of paper it uses. “Duplexed documents can be printed as if to be bound on either the short edge or the long edge. This functionality is mostly available on printers that come with a duplexer. It can be verified in the printers’ properties whether or not a specific printers supports the settings.”
- HP Auto-On and Auto-Off Technology
The HP Auto-On Auto-Off Technology is “an intelligent setting that can turn your printer or MFP on when you need it and off when you don’t.” It basically gives you more control over your energy consumption and ensures that your printing devices are automatically turned on when you need them and off when you don’t. With this setting, you configure your device to automatically turn off either when it senses there is no activity after a set interval, or at a predetermined time each day. If your device also includes HP Auto-On technology, you can decide whether it will awaken at a set time each day. – HP Eco Solutions
- Econo-Mode Printing Setting
Econo-Mode printing means that the printer will use the minimal amount of toner powder every time it prints document. You can adjust this setting through your desktop by going to the Printer Settings. Upon turning on this setting, you will also save the toner powder in your cartridges and probably extend its installed life.
- Using Recycled Papers
Another way to go eco-friendly with your printing machine is using recycled papers instead of new ones. This will save you money and will also let you help in supporting the recycling materials to eliminate the wastes that end up in our landfills.
- Using Remanufactured HP Toner Cartridges
Remanufactured HP toner cartridges are recycled laser toner cartridges which are refurbished and are then refilled with new toner powder. HP LaserJet Pro 400 Printer M401 uses either HP CF280A (HP 80A) Remanufactured Black Laser Toner Cartridge or HP CF280A (HP 80A MICR) Remanufactured Black Laser Toner Cartridge. The remanufactured HP CF280A (HP 80A) toner cartridge delivers a high printing page yield of up to 2,700 pages at 5% coverage. While the HP CF280A (HP 80A MICR) Remanufactured Black Laser Toner Cartridge offers a high printing page yield of up to 6,900 pages at 5% coverage.