All inkjet printers not just the Brother TN450 are designed to perform automatic printhead cleaning everytime the printer is powered on.
The reason is noble and really to deliver the stunning printouts inkjet printers are known for, but the cleaning process drinks literally a lot of ink. Is there a way to stop the printer from doing the automatic printhead cleaning feature? None, experts agree that it can never be done because the feature is embedded into the firmware of the printer. Sad, but users of inkjet printers will have to live with it.
However, there is a surefire way to reduce consumption of ink and going around the automatic printhead cleaning feature. Brother suggests that users must never turn off the printer, it must be plugged on 24/7. The purpose is to keep the printhead continually moist and reduce the chance of ink to harden and eventually clog up the nozzles.
Another method is to print daily, a small note, an email, or anything even the size of a stamp will be sufficient to keep the printer from going kaput. Take note that when the printer is left idle for more than twelve hours, the automatic cleaning system is activated once the printer is turned on. Printing a little is just common sense, because the amount of ink used to print the small note is only 1/50th of the amount of ink dumped into the device during an automatic cleaning cycle.
The suggestion as pointed out is really outrageous, users must choose between using energy by leaving the printer on 24/7 and wasting a lot of ink by allowing the printer to do the automatic printhead cleaning feature. Either way the user loses on both counts, it is like making a pick between the ‘devil and the deep blue sea’.
As a consolation, a post by an internet contributor (KYLE W, distinguished professor) has claimed to have solved the duty cleaning cycle from activating. The procedure is simple, trick the firmware to proceed with the printhead cleaning feature without the cartridges. That is unload the set of cartridges from the inkjet printer before powering on the device. After the sequence has been completed, the printer will communicate and ready to print. This is the time to load back the cartridges and print.
Remember, stopping the automatic cleaning cycle on an inkjet like the Brother TN450 printer is not possible, the Internet post as shown above is an eye opener and should be a reason for users to try on.
At the end of the day, cutting the Brother TN450 inkjet printer ink consumption is the user’s choice