So here are some tips to save your printer ink and money by making your ink cartridges last a little longer than you had expected.
Getting a ‘low ink’ message sooner than expected can be very irritating and if you print in high volume, the ink costs can really add up. So here are some tips to save your printer ink and money by making your ink cartridges last a little longer than you had expected.
How to save printer ink?
PRINT WHAT IS ABSOLUTELY NEEDED
Before you start printing, decide its importance and relevance so that you do not end up printing unnecessary documents. Only print the things that you actually need to save a considerable amount of your printer ink.
MAKE USE OF THE PREVIEW OPTION
Print preview is an important function as it affects your printer ink usage. It will help you to adjust spaces and make changes like reducing the size of an image and selecting the text you require.
Always think before you press ‘PRINT’
MAINTAIN YOUR PRINTER
It is important to clean the nozzle heads of your printer every few weeks as it can become clogged and dirty printheads can make your cartridges start to leak ink. So keep an eye on your printer heads to prevent leakage and save ink.
Also, maintain a habit to power down your button the right way after every use.
AVOID LARGE FONTS
Large fonts and bold texts are some of the things that are responsible for depleting your cartridge very quickly. Always consider using slimmer fonts and use enlarge fonts only when needed.
USE ALL THE INK IN THE CARTRIDGE
Even if your printer warns you that it is running low in ink, continue using the ink cartridge as the chances are it has 10-30% life left. Use it all and then shake the ink cartridge to break up any clogs, by doing this you can get many extra pages out of the cartridge.
USE THE PRINTER REGULARLY
Make sure that you print something from both black and color cartridges, at least once a week. Keep the ink flowing and if you don’t print very often, go for something very small to prevent the ink from drying up.
So, these are some of the tips to save your printer ink and make your ink cartridge last for a long time.