In order to keep your business running efficiently, you’ll need to maintain your printing supplies. Often, in an office environment, supplies like ink are short-lived due to high demand and improper use. These tips will assist you and your employees in making your ink last longer.
How to Make Your Ink Supply Last
1. Proofread & Preview
Although you might be in a rush to get your document printed, taking an extra moment to proofread it could save you ink. While reprinting a single page might be inconsequential, reprinting dozens will eat away at your ink supply. If you find proofreading tedious, ask a colleague or friend to read it over.
Before clicking print, click print preview. You’ll be able to make sure all of the features in your document fit on the page and aren’t cut off awkwardly. This is especially useful if you’re working with graphics or text boxes that might easily venture outside of page borders.
2. Adjust Document & Print Settings
While you might be tempted to brighten up your document with bold and large fonts, they use a hefty amount of ink. When possible, stick to simple fonts with thin lettering.
Also, you can adjust your print settings to be more economical. Depending on your computer and printer, you may have the option to print in draft mode, grayscale, or black and white. All of these options will save you ink and keep you from wasting colors unless you absolutely need them.
3. Print the Essentials
These days, printing is so convenient that you might find yourself doing it more than you need to. Before you send a document to the printer, stop and ask yourself if you really need to. For example, if you’re printing something that you could easily email a customer or colleague, opt for the ink-saving option and encourage employees to do the same.
Avoid printing any unnecessary images or pages along with your documents. For example, if you’re printing a news article, removing unnecessary images and advertisements will save you ink.
Maintain your printing supplies with the help of the print experts at Laser Line in Jessup, MD. For over 30 years, they’ve provided business owners with print management services. They’ve partnered with the industry’s top brands including HP™ and Xerox™ and have the experience to help you with all of your printing needs. They’ll manage your printing supplies so nothing gets in the way of your productivity. For document creation solutions throughout Maryland, Washington D.C., and northern Virginia, call (410) 636-1700. Learn more about their print solutions online.