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Toner Levels Dropping Fast

Product Name: VersaLink C8000 Color Printer
Operating System: Windows 10 x64

Hello there,

I've been printing small greeting cards that have the equivalent of 1% coverage on my C8000. I've had a mere 100 impressions, and somehow my cyan and magenta toners are down to 88% and 87%. The others are also down a few percent, but for 100 impressions of extremely low coverage prints, I am very confused.

I documented how many pages were estimated to be left in each toner, and then test printed 10 sample cards. CMY each dropped 80 pages worth of toner, and K didn't move at all, even though each card is 95% standard black (0,0,0,100) with 5% being a solid red symbol. 

Am I missing something or is there something that could cause the toner reading to be completely off? Or am I somehow burning 80 pages worth of toner without noticing?

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Re: Toner Levels Dropping Fast


@ccheebusiness wrote:

Hello there

I've been printing small greeting cards that have the equivalent of 1% coverage on my C8000. I've had a mere 100 impressions, and somehow my cyan and magenta toners are down to 88% and 87%. The others are also down a few percent, but for 100 impressions of extremely low coverage prints, I am very confused.

I documented how many pages were estimated to be left in each toner, and then test printed 10 sample cards. CMY each dropped 80 pages worth of toner, and K didn't move at all, even though each card is 95% standard black (0,0,0,100) with 5% being a solid red symbol. 

Am I missing something or is there something that could cause the toner reading to be completely off? Or am I somehow burning 80 pages worth of toner without noticing?


I am also facing the same issue, did you ofound any proper solution for that?

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Re: Toner Levels Dropping Fast

John, not as of yet. I'm trying to figure out how who to reach out to regarding this problem.

Service technicians are extremely pricey and I dont' see why I would need one when my print quality is fine, and there isn't any obvious signs that the printer is using up so much toner.

Do you also have a C8000? Or a comparable model?

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