We at Cartridge Discount although we sell ink we like to pass savings so customers can print more successfully
One of the main concerns brought up from a survey done by PC advisor and noticed by us was that customers were concerned about the rising cost of Ink cartridges and the ink not lasting long enough. This is no surprise because of the changing economics and household budgets being tightened.
Customers are now more aware of the Total cost of ownership of a printer. Companies like Kodak, Canon, HP and Epson have to become more focused on reducing the cost of the cartridges and making printers and cartridges more cost efficient without losing quality. So we at Cartridge Discount would like to give you some of our ink savings advice.
Top 10 Ink savings advice
1) Buying Compatible or recycled cartridges are a great way of saving money the quality is just as good as original cartridges without the high price tag. Manufactures claim that generic cartridges damage your printer or invalidate your printer warranty but this is not true.
2) Some companies have special offers each week so it is best to sign up to their newsletter so you get these offers sent to you.
3) When you are printing Website pages try to copy only the part that you want not the adverts.
4) Reduce the size of the page you are about to print before you print or if you can put more pages on one page e.g. If you are printing a power point presentation you can print more pages on one page. In turn this will save paper.
5) Try Adobe Lean Print. This is new software only printing solution a trial is available to from Adobe for free for 30 days if for an individual or 90 days if you are an organisation this software can monitor the amount of ink you are using and the cost. To find out more check the Adobe website http://www.adobe.com/products/lean-print.html
6) Print in draft mode if your printer has setting, you could print in this mode unless you are printing a photograph or a business letter.
7) Clean the ink cartridge heads you can find this through your printer software under head clean/ nozzle clean. If you do this now and again to make sure the cartridges are flowing correctly or when you have not printed in a while.
8) When your printer is not in use switch it off the heat from the printer can make the cartridge dry out.
9) Storing the cartridges at room temperature and only buying when you need the cartridges means that the cartridges that you buy are at their best possible condition. Keeping in mind that cartridge’s can deteriorate over time.
10) Last but not least if you do not use the cartridges regularly, at least once a week the cartridges can also dry out so when you are thinking you are saving on ink it is costing you not to use your ink, as the ink can evaporate and can dry out. So to your benefit use your printer weekly to keep your cartridge ink flowing.