Wednesday, July 22, 2009

How to Save Money in Printing

Even a reasonable amount of office printing can become quite pricey, especially if you are frequently printing in color or doing large print runs. Choosing your printer, and adjusting your printer settings can save you a considerable amount of money.

Laser or Inkjet
Having just one color inkjet printer may seem cheaper than running two printers, but even if you print just a dozen black and white pages a day, a laser printer could pay for itself in less than a year , if you have printer problem then you can call computer support company.

Inkjet printers are usually very cheap to buy as it is on the replacement cartridges that the manufacturers make their profits. A standard black inkjet cartridge usually only lasts around 500 pages before it needs replacing. Laser printer toner is usually around twice the price of an inkjet cartridge, yet can last for 6000 pages.

However, a word of warning, not all laser printers is the same. Some are sold using the same technique as for inkjets - cheap initial cost, but expensive ink. Its important to check not only the initial cost of the printer, but also how much replacement toner costs, and how many pages its prints.

Do you need to use so much ink?
Are printing documents just for office use, maybe to pass round at a meeting and be scribbled on. If most of your printing is just for internal use, why not change the default printer settings to print in draft mode, rather than quality mode. It can often use less than half the ink, yet look almost identical. Ideal for office use.


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