How are you printing? GREEN enough?

Sep 28th 2010 at 2:00 PM

These are logical common sense tips to save money on your printing. Are you doing them?

Don’t Print Unless Needed
When you receive an email or reviewing a document, do you automatically print it to read and/or review? If the paper goes in the recycle bin shortly after being printed it’s not needed.


Print Only What Is Needed
Following an email thread and want to print to keep for your records. Instead of printing the entire thread, which may be a number of pages long with much of it already in the paper file, only print what is new.

Use Draft Mode
Using the draft mode of the printer will conserve ink or laser toner. The print may be a bit lighter, but the savings in ink or toner adds up quickly. The only time really not to print in draft mode is the final draft and the sent copy.

Use Recycled Paper
Only an original that is distributed needs to be printed on the best paper. Use cheaper recycled paper for drafts and ordinary printing.

Print on Both Sides
Seems logical. Printing on both sides of the paper can safe half of the paper used.

Have The Printer Use Sleep Mode
Less electric is used when the printer is sleeping. Less electric means energy savings.

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