How do I Change the Print Density on a HP Laser 1020?

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If your prints from the HP LaserJet 1022 are coming out too light or too dark, then will need to adjust the print density. The print density refers to the amount of toner used to display black colour on a page. If your prints are coming out too light, then the print density needs to be increased, and if prints are coming out too dark, then the print density needs to be decreased. The HP LaserJet 1020 has a print density scale from 1 to 5, automatically set at 3. You can change the print density from the printer properties. Once you have changed the print density, you may need to make more adjustments until your prints turn out exactly as you want them.

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    Click "Start," then type "Devices and Printers" and press "Enter" on your keyboard. This opens the connected devices screen including keyboards, monitors and printers.

  2. 2

    Right click the HP LaserJet 1020 and click "Properties."

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    Click the "Configure" tab.

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    Click and drag the "Print Density" slider to the left to decrease density or to the right to increase density. The darkest setting is on "5" and "1" is the lightest setting.

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    Click "Apply," and then "OK" to save changes. Try printing a document to see if the print density is now correctly set for your preference. If it isn't, repeat these steps readjusting the slider more.

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