These days, everyone is searching for ways to save money on virtually everything, from groceries to our mortgages. Printing supplies are no different. Although it’s now quite inexpensive to buy printers themselves, it can be expensive to buy the ink cartridges, especially in an office setting with high daily high-volume printing. There are lots of ways to save money on your Fargo printer supplies, though. Read on to find out how.
Use “Draft Mode” whenever possible
If you are printing something for your own use or for internal office use only, there is no need to use the extra ink needed to print at top quality. By choosing Draft Mode instead, you’ll get a lighter print job that will still meet your needs without using as much ink. That will make your cartridge stretch further and save you some money.
Buy cartridges in bulk
As with most consumer products, when you purchase printer supplies in bulk, you’ll get a better per-unit price. Yes, you’ll pay more at one time than if you only bought a couple of cartridges, but over time you will save money because each cartridge cost you less.
Go the recycled route
Having your cartridges refilled or buying cartridges that have been refilled is a great way both to save money and to reduce your office’s negative environmental impact. Using recycled cartridges does not mean you are necessarily compromising on quality. Just be sure to get them from a reputable source.
Pay attention to proper storage and installation
It’s important to install your ink cartridge immediately after you remove it from its protective package, so that it doesn’t dry out. Also, if you buy in bulk and have to store cartridges for future use, store them in a cool, dry place away from dust and dirt and be mindful of the expiration dates. Using a cartridge after this date may end up clogging the printer nozzle or causing other problems with the printer that will be costly to fix.
Practice proper maintenance
Each time you print something, a small amount of ink is left in the printer nozzle. To prevent this from building up and causing issues with your printer and compromising your print quality, regularly clean your printer cartridge to remove the build up. Not sure when to do it? Most modern printers will tell you by way of an indicator light.
Printer supplies can be very expensive; there’s no denying that. But they don’t have to be. Use these tips to help you save on your printer supplies, whether it’s for your home printer or in an office setting. Either way, these tips will help you save money when you purchase your cartridges and also to get as much performance and longevity out of the ones you do buy. That means more money in your pocket, and these days that’s always a good thing!