Many businesses spend hundreds, or even thousands, of dollars on ink cartridges every single year. This is money that would be much better spent if it were invested into the business instead of spent on disposables. If your business spends too much money on ink cartridges, here are a few tips that will make ink cartridges last longer.
No Chunky Fonts and Bolds
One way you can make printer ink cartridges last longer is by encouraging your employees to avoid using chunky fonts and bolds in their documents. Extra ink is needed to print thick fonts and bolded text. Therefore, you should have your employees stick to more compact fonts, such as Arial and New Courier whenever possible. Of course, printing documents with chunky fonts and bolds every once in a while isn't such a huge waste of ink. On the other hand, if you print such documents on a regular basis, a lot of ink is being wasted for no reason other than aesthetics. Not only will more compact fonts save you ink, but they will also save you paper in the long run.
If you want to save even more money, consider having your employees utilize a font called Ecofont. This font type utilizes less ink by placing tiny white circles within the characters.
Tweak the Printer Settings
In order to save ink, you should have the settings of all the printers in the workplace altered. The print quality of every printer should be changed to "draft." You will likely notice no major difference in print quality, even though you changed the setting to "draft." However, you will definitely save a lot of ink, making the small drop in printing quality worthwhile. You should also have the color setting of all the printers in the workplace changed to "print in grayscale." That way, employees won't waste color ink by printing out documents in color when there is simply no need for them to be in color. Finally, you should encourage your employees to print multiple pages per sheet. Employees can do this by going to the "documents option" setting. This setting is especially useful when it comes to printing out long PowerPoints.
As you can see, there are many things you can do to make printer ink cartridges last longer. Follow the tips listed above and you will likely reduce the amount of money your business spends on printer ink cartridges every year. Contact companies like Blue Spruce Concepts Inc for additional tips and help keeping your printer running as efficiently as possible.