Langley office printer tips for reducing ink and toner usage can be a great way to help you save money at home and at the office. At Com Pro Business Solutions, we offer a variety of different all-in-one printers that offer ink and toner saving solutions. Here are some simple tips on how to reduce ink and toner usage while printing.
1. Use Draft Mode or Reduce Output Resolution
Some all-in-one printers for small businesses offer a draft mode function or resolution setting that is designed to use less ink than the printer’s normal setting. This is because, when you select the normal setting, the multi-function printer uses multiple coatings of ink on bolder characters, while draft mode or the resolution setting only uses a single pass. Draft mode or the resolution setting will produce a less bold print, which is acceptable for most common documents.
2. Print in Black and White
Since colour cartridges cost more than black ink does, a simple way to cut down on ink costs is to use only black ink when printing most documents. Without switching the multi-function printer over to print in black and white, there is a chance that your printer will use a combination of black and colour cartridges to match the colour the computer is sending to it. Telling your printer to print in black and white only will help ensure that you are cutting down on ink usage.
3. Reduce Start and Stop Cycles
In some cases, you may notice that your all-in-one printer makes whirling sounds before and after every document you print. This is because the printer has to run through a start-up cycle, print the pages, and then go through a slow-down cycle. The additional time and work that your multi-function printer does when going through this cycle can cause the components inside the printer and the toner cartridge to wear out, producing lighter printing and increasing the likelihood of developing defects. To reduce the start and stop cycles on your printer, go to the “Printer Properties | Advanced Tab” on your computer and tell it to start printing after the last page is spooled. This will tell the printer to wait until the computer has generated the entire document before it starts printing, which will reduce the number of times the printer needs to stop and wait for the computer to generate more pages.
If you would like to learn more Langley office printer tips for reducing ink and toner usage, or if you are interested in one of our office equipment products, please contact Com Pro Business Solutions at 604-574-8623.