Optimize Printing Supplies
To conserve electricity, the printer comes with the following features:
Power usage is reduced while in Sleep mode. After initial setup of printer, the printer will enter Sleep
mode after 5 minutes of inactivity.
To change the setting, complete the following steps:
Open the EWS. For more information, see Embedded web server on page 155.
Click the Settings tab.
In the Power Management section, click Energy Save Mode and select the desired option.
Auto Power-Off is automatically enabled by default when you turn on the printer. When Auto Power-
Off is enabled, the printer will automatically turn off after 8 hours of inactivity to help reduce energy
use. Auto Power-Off is automatically disabled when the printer establishes a wireless or Ethernet (if
supported) network connection. You can change the Auto Power-Off setting from the printer software.
Once you change the setting, the printer will maintain the setting that you choose. Auto Power-Off
turns the printer off completely, so you must use the power button to turn the printer back on.
Windows: Open Toolbox. (For more information, see Open the Toolbox on page 153.) In the
Advanced Settings tab, click Change, and then select the preferred amount of time.
Mac OS X: Open HP Utility. (For more information, see HP Utility (Mac OS X) on page 154.) In the
Printer Settings section, click Power Management, and then select the preferred amount of time.
TIP: If you are printing through a wireless or Ethernet connection over a network, Auto Power-Off
should be disabled to ensure that print jobs do not get lost. Even when Auto Power-Off is disabled,
the printer will enter a Sleep mode after 5 minutes of inactivity to help reduce energy use.
NOTE: The printer's Sleep Mode and Auto Power-Off features are temporarily not available if one or
more of the ink cartridges are missing. After the cartridge is reinstalled, these features resume.
CAUTION: HP recommends that you replace any missing cartridges as soon as possible to avoid
print quality issues and possible extra ink usage or damage to the ink system. Never turn off the
printer when ink cartridges are missing.
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