School's going to start and printing documents with the titles "Book Report", "Thesis" and "Research" are sure unavoidable for that part. Are your printer's already in shape to print those documents? Or the better question here perhaps is if your budget is enough to meet your printing expenses for the whole semester? If not, then you came across the right article. TonerGreen Blog will give you some helpful tips on how you can save on your printer expenses this school year and fill feed your piggy bank with more money.
- Buy remanufactured printer cartridges - Remanufactured toner cartridges and remanufactured inkjet cartridges are recycled cartridges that just doesn't help nature to conserve its resources but help you save money as well. These eco-friendly cartridges are refurbished used OEM cartridges and filled with new ink or toner then put under several quality-tests to ensure their quality and performance is similar to their OEM counterparts made by famous manufacturers like HP, Brother or Xerox.
- Set your printer on duplex-printing - Duplex-printing allows your printer to print on both sides of the paper, saving 50% of your paper expenses. This also saves energy. Some printers are auto-duplex while some are needed to be set. You can do this by checking your printer's setting and enabling the duplex-printing mode.
- Select Eco-Mode setting - Eco-mode setting lets you printer use minimal amount of toner or ink when printing documents or images. These lets you save toner or ink, extending the installed life of your printer cartridges. You can use this setting when printing for drafts and home works.
- Review your final draft - Most printer users make the mistake of wasting by not checking their final drafts before printing them. Believe me, there's a reason why the Print Preview Button is placed on the Menu Bar, it's for you to check if your final draft is error-free and 100% ready to be printed without any typographical errors or excessive space lines.
- Use font styles that save ink - According to EHow.com, there are several font styles in MSWord and other word editors like Open Office that uses less ink when printed like font styles Century Gothic, Times New Roman, Calibri and Verdana. "The average user printing 25 pages per week with one of these rather than an ink-heavier font would save $20 per year. Century Gothic uses 30% less ink than the commonly-used Arial."