I've always been a huge user of toners. I had to buy a new one every 2nd month or even sooner. It didn't matter what kind of toner it was!
But then I found out that the reason of it. The cotton pads. Yes! It sounds a bit funny, but if you think of it, I used at least two cotton pads per day and that meant at least 6 pumps per pad ... so lots of liquid!!
I got myself these cheap thin cotton pads, that come in squares and are very very thin. I got a box of 250 pieces on Ebay for less than $5!
The comparison pics
I did a small and quick test. I took a pad of each kind and took my toner. I checked how many pumps of the toner are needed to get my pad soaked. Well are you curious?
The super thin one needed only 2 pumps to be completely soaked (so it was practically leaking) and the regular round one needed 6 pumps for the same thing!!
Now think about how much toner you could save while using the super thin cotton pads?
And we all know that pads are way cheaper than toners are, so why not change just the pads you use for your toner? ;)