Wednesday, February 17, 2016

HP LaserJet 4345MFP Series Light Printing Issue and Solutions

The HP LaserJet 4345 series printers are multi-functional units designed for medium to high usage office and home environments. It can print, copy, scan, and fax. In addition, print speed can reach up to 45 pages per minute. Most of our customers are very happy with this sturdy printer series and the accompany Q5945A toner. The MICR toner version is also available for check printing needs that require magnetic inks.

However, a recent question that one of our blog viewers raised was lighter printed character after switching to a new printer. When comparing the printed results with the previous printer, the images also appear darker than the ones produced by the old printer.

One of the possible reasons is that newer printer versions, including MFPs have been optimized on the detection function and printed outcome, thus the new detection setting could have caused the differences. To match the current images with the ones printed by the previous printer, simply follow the below steps to adjust settings on the driver:

1. Go to the Finishing Tab
2. Select Print Quality
3. Select Custom
4. Click Details
5. Click the check box to change the setting to Print Images Lighter

If cause of the light printing issue is not due to the change of machine, the toner might be low in ink. One way to temporary solve the problem is by taking out the cartridge and gently shake it to re-distribute the ink inside. This should cover for few more regular printout pages and provide some time while waiting for the new toner to arrive.

Please contact if you have other questions and we will be happy to assist you. Current 10% off promotion on all website orders with coupon code SP2016 at Free shipping contiguous U.S. states for orders over $75.

The toner cartridge is compatible with below printer models:
  • HP LaserJet 4345
  • HP LaserJet 4345MFP
  • HP LaserJet 4345X
  • HP LaserJet 4345XM
  • HP LaserJet 4345XS
  • HP LaserJet 4350
  • HP LaserJet M4345 MFP
  • HP LaserJet M4345X MFP
  • HP LaserJet M4345XM MFP
  • HP LaserJet M4345XS MFP