In December 2012, QualityLogic completed a study for Adobe, designed to compare the ability of the Adobe Lean Print software to reduce toner usage as compared to conventional printing. The Adobe LeanPrint software has the ability to restructure the layout of a document, thereby printing the document on fewer sheets of paper. LeanPrint can also vary the toner intensity, remove unwanted document content, and print color documents in a black and white mode.
QualityLogic tested he LeanPrint software to discover the toner saving potential of the software with the supported Windows applications (Microsoft Office 2010 Word and Excel, Adobe Reader XI, and Internet Explorer 9), a test suite of files created by QualityLogic for each application, and the Hewlett-Packard (HP) LaserJet Enterprise 500 color M551 printer with HP 507A toner cartridges.
Printing was performed in a controlled environment, weighing the toner cartridges after each test to determine toner use.
The results of the study show that the Adobe LeanPrint software provided significant savings in toner compared to conventional printing.