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If you’ve been keeping track of our blog you probably know already that printer ink is among the most expensive fluids in the world. It’s more expensive than fine French champagne and even perfume! So it follows that we all want to save on our toner and ink cartridge purchases. We look at how to save money on your purchases of printing consumables.
Also unless you need to have a high quality printout, use the draft setting to do your printing. This setting saves ink and gets you quicker printouts; both of which will help you save money. Print in grayscale or black and white – this also helps you save because black ink is typically cheaper than color ink.
Check the font type and size before hitting the print command. Some fonts use less ink than others and some fonts use up less space on a printed page, fitting more words on a single page so that you need fewer printed pages in all.
When the printer tells you it’s out of ink, don’t believe it implicitly. The accuracy of these warnings tends to wary significantly; there may actually be a lot of ink left in the cartridge when the indicator shows “low”. Keep printing until you actually find that the print quality isn’t as good as it should be.
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Service and Maintenance of Your Printer
This prevents the print nozzles from getting clogged up. Performing regular maintenance checks on your printer will also ensure that you get the best out of your printer and ink cartridges, with less wastage and less money spent on repairs and so on.
Other Ways to Save Money on Ink Cartridges
Buy in ink bulk. Check out some of your great bulk ink options to save big on your printing expenditure. This can make a lot of sense, particularly if you have a lot of printing requirements and if you print large volumes regularly.
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