How to get the maximum ink from your cartridge?
Step 1: Draft Mode
Maximising your ink usage means maximising the amount of printouts. Therefore, it’s important to select the ‘draft mode’ whenever you can. This reduces the amount of ink used for the printing process, and makes your cartridge last even longer!
Step 2: Select the cartridges
If you want to print a black and white page, do not select the colour ink cartridges for the process. If you select the colour ink cartridge it will mix various colours to create the black ink. This will only waste your colour ink.
Step 3: Manage the colour
If you are printing rough drafts always remember to change the printer settings to draft mode. The default setting is ‘best quality’, you should only use this for the final printout.
Step 4: Current page
There are times when you only need to print out one page on a document which contains multiple pages. Some people just give the command to print the entire document. This will waste ink. In order to get the maximum ink from your cartridge you need to select ‘print current page’.
Step 5: Cost of the ink cartridge
Once you become aware of the high cost of branded ink cartridges, you will notice remanufactured or compatible ink cartridges. These are much cheaper options, work the same and often give you a higher page yield.