Five Simple Tips To Save Money On Printing
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Printing can be expensive because of the need to replace the ink cartridges.
However there are still ways of
saving money on printing . Below are five simple tips to help you to do so.
Tip No1 - Always proof read before printing
Most modern word processor program has spelling and grammar check functions.
So use them to check on the completed work before printing. This way any
mistakes you may make can be corrected. If not, a lot of ink can be wasted
printing pages only to discover there are mistakes in them and the need to
correct and reprint.
Tip No 2 - Print only the pages you need
Print preview function is available in word processor programs and Internet
browsers. Make use of this function to see how a document look likes before
printing. When used, look over the document for the pages you wanted to print
and take note of it. Then when you select the print function, enter the desire
page range for printing. Further notes on printing pages from the web, beside
print preview, switch off printing images or advertisements and just print the
text. You may also look for the "printable version" link of the web document if
available. By practicing these steps you save paper and ink.
Tip No 3 - Use draft mode
Always print the document in draft mode for proof reading. When printing in
this mode, the printing will be in black and white and uses minimum ink. This
will save ink and extend the usage time of the ink cartridges. Setting up draft
mode can be done by going to the printer driver of your PC, then select the
printing preferences and from there select draft mode. Draft mode is also known
by other terms like gray scale or low print quality. Another plus point of
printing in draft mode is that the printing will be faster, hence saving time
Tip No 4 - Use compatible or remanufactured ink cartridges
Using both types of cartridges will save considerable money as they cost less
than O.E.M (Original Equipment Manufacturer) cartridges. Remanufactured
cartridges are used printer cartridges and are specially refurbished. During the
refurbish process, the cartridges are cleaned, worn parts replaced and recharged
with new ink. Using remanufactured cartridges can save 50 percent or more off
the price of new O.E.M cartridges. On the other hand compatible ink cartridges
are new cartridges manufactured to O.E.M specification. They too cost less than
new O.E.M cartridges.
Tip No 5 - Buy in bulk
If you are doing a lot of printing, you can save a lot by buying your ink
cartridges in bulk. Sellers normally give extra discount and even provide free
delivery when buyers buy in bulk. More savings can be realized if you buy
remanufactured or compatible ink cartridges in bulk.
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Article Published/Sorted/Amended on Scopulus 2007-12-01 01:35:51 in Computer Articles