Are you finding your ink costs soaring? There are various ways that you can minimize your ink costs, without compromising on printing whatever you need:
Check. And check again.
Save your ink by looking twice and printing once. Run a spelling and grammar check, and use the Print Preview tool to check you’re happy with the way your page looks.
How many pages??
If you only need certain parts of a multi-page document, make sure to select only the pages you need (in the Print Preview dialog box).
Quality or not?
Don’t print out your documents on a higher quality than you need. Your printer is likely to automatically be set at a high print quality, but if you are just printing driving directions or a recipe that looks good make sure to switch to Draft Mode in Print Properties. Draft Mode uses less ink and is also quicker.
Color ink is usually more expensive than black ink, so save money by switching any color that you don’t need to black. The Google Map will direct you just as well in black as in color. Find the option to Print In Grayscale in Print Properties.
Ink low already? Its barely been used!
If you are not a frequent user of your printer, it may perform routine maintenance to clean the print heads, which causes ink loss. To prevent this, make sure to print regularly – once a week is good enough, and also make sure to turn off your printer with the on/off button rather than from the mains. This will make sure your printer resets before it shuts down.
No choice but to print the whole webpage…images and all.
Wrong. Try looking for a link for a printable version or a PDF option. If neither are available, get rid of the background colors and images before printing in the Advanced Internet Options under Tools.
Bear these pointers in mind when you go about your day-to-day printing needs and no doubt you’ll see your cartridges lasting longer. Just a little bit of thought and effort can make all the difference.