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Tips to reduce Printing Waste
April 07, 2011
There are a number of different ways that you can cut down the costs associated with printing waste, here are six top tips that you can try:
1. Buy Eco-Friendly Printers and Equipment
When choosing printers for your business you should try to make your choices as consistent as possible. If you have a range of printers where some are colour, some black and white, some inkjet, some toner and all of them are from a vast range of different brands and models then this would make it more difficult in terms of maintenance and support as well as taking up precious time when it comes to reordering ink cartridges and parts. In addition, you could opt for eco-friendly printing equipment such as solid ink technology which helps you to save money and reduce waste.
2. Get the Most out of your Printer Cartridges
There are a few ways that you can make the most out of your old printer cartridges. Some of these methods include: Refilling, this is more economical than replacing ink cartridges. However, it is important to ensure that you have the correct product to match the empty cartridges, most cartridges can be refilled a maximum of three times then they will need to be replaced. Alternatively, you can remove the need for costly, bulky ink cartridges by adopting solid ink cartridges which are environmentally friendly.
3. Recycle your old cartridges
Help the environment by recycling ink cartridges to prevent them from turning up on landfill sites.
4. Print on 100% recycled paper
Show you are serious about the environment by printing on 100% recycled paper, plus with solid ink technology you get the same high quality print as you would on your usual choice of non-recycled paper.
5. Use Eco-Friendly printing Software
Green Print offer a software package which is suitable for home or business use and remove the wasteful pages that you may otherwise be printing for example pages you may print off the internet which include one advertising banner or one URL, Green Print software detects this and removes it from the print job for you.
6. Condense your print jobs
Condense your print job further and make use of your print option choices by choosing to print on both sides of the page, or condensing presentation slides to fit more than one presentation slide on each sheet of paper.