- Only print what you need
Before you begin printing, stop and think about how relevant the images or graphics are in the document you are about to print. Basically, you should only print what you actually need and this can save on wasting considerable amounts of ink and toner. With the cost of buying original inkjet cartridges another alternative is to switch to compatible or remanufactured ink cartridges.
- Using Print Preview
Using your print review enables to you to turn off the colour ink if required and therefore prolong the life of the ink cartridge or toner cartridge. Many files can be printed in just black ink and make further savings while still using compatible ink and toner.
- Printing text instead of graphics
Avoid printing large graphics that may only be used for reference as these will eat up your printer ink at a rate that will have you replacing the ink cartridge within days.
- Only print text in black ink
Only print documents that are in black and white with a black ink cartridge. Always choose black and white printing over color printing whenever it is possible. Of course, depending on your printer, you sometimes have the option to select printing using the black ink cartridge only. A lot of people are unaware that when you print black text with a color ink cartridge, all the colors are mixed by the printer to create the black ink. This eats into your colour ink cartridge a lot quicker than it would a black inkjet cartridge. If you are doing a slide presentation and require hard copies, print these out in black ink and it will save on your cost!
- Use colour ink only when necessary
To make your ink cartridges last longer, make use of color printing only when it is absolutely necessary. Otherwise, for general everyday use, it is better to use black and white printing – using only black ink cartridges and help in saving money on buying those additional ink cartridges in Ireland. A lot of the latest home printers are capable of producing high quality photographs, on photo paper. However, printing these high quality digital photos can use up a lot of ink. If you find yourself needing to print a large number of photos you will definitely be better off using compatible or remanufactured ink and toner cartridges. Source the cheapest suppliers of ink cartridges on-line.
- Use the ink cartridge until is completely empty
Make sure you continue to print even when your printer light warning comes on to indicate that your ink is low. Check the ink level in the cartridge through the print utility section and if it looks like there is ink left, keep on using it instead of changing the cartridge immediately. Often there is quite a bit of ink still left in the ink and toner cartridges. You can also try to take the ink cartridge out and shake it gently to break up any ink clogs. You can get many extra pages out of an ink cartridge by doing this. You can keep printing until the ink is almost completely gone (but be careful that you don’t run the printer with an empty cartridge). The printer will generally stop working when the ink cartridge has run out completely.
- Regularly clean your inkjet printer nozzles
Keep an eye on your printer heads so that the ink cartridge does not block up your printer head nozzles. You should periodically perform an nozzle cleaning cycle on your printer. This can be either through you printer utility section or while using a Word document. fro time to time you will get a build up of residue from the ink cartridges on the nozzle and it is best have this cleaned. This process only takes a few minutes and will prolong the life of the print heads on your inkjet printer.
- Convert images from the web from colour to black
If you need to download an invoice or some other document from the web always check to see if you can print it in black ink. The cost of the colour ink cartridges compared to black ink cartridges is noticeable especially in HP, Epson, Canon and Brother ink and toner.
- Consider changing your inkjet printer
If you find you are printing more and more at home or in the office, it may be time to invest in a more cost effective way of doing this. It may be time to throw out your old inkjet printer and replace it with a more cost effective inkjet or laser toner printer. You should always seek out on-line or locally the best priced inkjet printers and those that successfully use compatible inkjet cartridges.
- Don’t be afraid to ask
Contact your on-line supplier of high quality compatible or remanufactured inkjet cartridges and ask which printer works well, with the cheapest ink. They should be able to advise on an inkjet printer that best suits your needs.