To keep your printer lasting longer, we recommend leaving your printer on. If it is off for a long period of time or if you turn it on and off again regularly, the printhead inside the printer will dry out faster. When you leave it on, you may hear the printer start up every once in a while and begin to calibrate. This is normal and is actually part of the printer’s built-in maintenance routine. The printer needs to occasionally recalibrate to ensure the printhead and ink cartridges are primed and healthy. This process uses up a little bit of ink but it is necessary to keep your printer operating in top shape. Contrary to popular belief, leaving your printer on does not use up a lot of energy and most printers have a “sleep mode” function that kicks in after the printer has been idle for about 15 minutes, which helps conserve power. If you do need to turn your printer off, make sure to shut it down properly using the power button on the front of the machine. Clear out any pending print jobs from your printer queue and check that the cartridges have returned to their resting position inside the printer prior to shut down. If you unplug the printer from the wall and it hasn’t been shut down properly, you could permanently damage your machine.
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