Every printer users want to save on their toner cartridges and lengthen the installed life of these printer consumables. Who wouldn't want to? In the first place, these printer consumables can cost a budget. That's why, for today's article we're going to give you tips on how to save on your toner cartridges.
First, you can use eco-mode for saving your toner cartridges. Eco-mode or Econo-mode is a setting you can find on most printers, either inkjet or laser printers, that commands you printer to use minimal amount of ink or toner when printing documents. This is the best way to extend the life of your printer consumables. Though putting this setting may cost a lighter color output of your documents, this works well when you're just printing monochromatic text-based documents.
Another thing is buying alternative toner cartridges. Alternative printer cartridges are the term coined for other printer consumables that are not manufactured by OEM companies. There are two kinds of alternative printer cartridges present in the market nowadays; these are remanufactured printer cartridges and compatible toner cartridges. Both alternative printer consumables cost lower than OEM printer cartridges, often save 40 to 50% of your typical printing expenses.
Also remember to proofread the documents you want to print. Print Preview is placed as an icon in your word editor menu for the main of reason of helping you scan your word documents before printing them. Check them for excess spaces or typo errors so you won't have to print another copy if ever the first print job had a lot of errors. This will help you avoid wasting not only the ink and toner in your printer cartridge but save paper and conserve energy as well.
Lastly, you can always export your documents to PDF files. In the present time where there are programs available that could help you export your Microsoft Word Documents into PDF formats that have similar format to the Print Preview interface but are more readable and could be open through the use of Adobe Acrobat Reader. Offices are starting to implement the use of PDF files in sharing their documents as an alternative to printing.