HP Officejet Pro 8610 - Optimize Printing Supplies

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Optimize Printing Supplies

Manage Power

To conserve electricity, the printer comes with the following features.

You can also turn the features on or off from the printer software or Embedded web server (EWS).

To open the printer software, see Open the HP printer software (Windows) on page 37.

To open the EWS, see Embedded web server on page 118.

Sleep mode

Power usage is reduced while in Sleep mode. After initial setup, the printer goes into low-power mode

after 5 minutes of inactivity.

To change the time to Sleep mode:


From the printer control panel display, touch



Touch Sleep, and then touch the desired option.

NOTE: If you change your country or region from the printer control panel, the time to sleep mode is

automatcially set to the default, which is 5 minutes.

Schedule On and Off

Use this feature to automatically save energy during evenings and weekends. For example, you can

schedule the printer to turn on at 8 a.m. and turn off at 8 p.m. from Monday to Friday. In this way, you

will save energy during the night and weekends.

To configure the printer's Schedule On and Off feature:


From the printer control panel display, touch



Touch Schedule On and Off.


Touch Schedule On and Schedule Off to set the time to turn the printer on and off.

CAUTION: Always turn off the printer properly, using either Sleep Mode, Schedule On and Off, or

(the Power button).

If you incorrectly turn the printer off, the print carriage might not return to the correct position, causing

problems with the ink cartridges and print quality issues.

Optimize Printing Supplies

To optimize printing supplies such as ink and paper, try the following:


HP EcoSolutions (HP and the Environment)


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Optimize paper usage by printing on both sides of the paper.

Save ink and paper when printing web content with HP Smart Print. For more information, visit


Change the print mode to a draft setting. The draft setting uses less ink.

Do not clean the printhead unnecessarily. Doing so wastes ink and shortens the life of the



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