Printer Ink expenses form indispensable part when one is running a home based business or simply managing household affairs. The amount you end up paying for a printer ink could easily burn holes in your pocket, especially if one does not exhibit extra caution while buying the printer machine. Certainly, you might have laid your hands on one of the best printer models and the icing on the cake being, you have purchased it at a discounted rate. But have given a thought to the maintenance involved, including the ink and paper involved? Yes, the ink requirement can be significant, which eventually can ruin your bank balance.
These days many businesses and families have installed more then one printer and each printer may require an independent ink jet or laser inks. And mind you the prices of inks are skyrocketing.
Printing photographs at home may seem to be a nice option, but do consider the fact that for replacing photo ink cartridges you might end up shelling out a small fortune. Yes, printing photos consume loads of ink. However there are certain small settings that might help in cut down the ink usage.
Despite all the shortfalls, printers are a necessity. So zeroing down on ways that might help cut down on the usage of ink becomes essential.
The search for cheap ink can be ongoing process; however given here are a few tips that might help cut down the ink use and the ink cartridge replacement costs.
1] Draft Quality- Setting the printer on ‘Draft Quality’ mode will save tons of ink. The documents are printed on low resolution. However, this is considered ideal when printing loads of documents and this aid in cutting half your printing costs. However, steer clear of it when you require high quality print for presentation and photos.
2] Black and White Printer- Another ideal way to cut down the printer ink replacements costs is to opt for ‘black and white’ printing only. If you don’t need high-quality documents, then you need not require colors either. Replacing low-prices black ink cartridges help cut half your printing costs. Moreover print in gray scale whenever possible.
3] Set your kids’ printer to grey scale printing too, if you’re really looking forward to cut half your printing costs.
One of the top reasons that compel you to replace ink cartridge every week or month may be because you are using your printer for producing high quality photograph prints. However, printing these high-quality photographs may use up all the printer ink fast. So if you are involved in a large photo printing project, make a trip to a local printing store rather than use up all your expensive printer ink