At $22 per quarter-ounce, a Hewlett-Packard color ink-jet cartridge is more expensive, by weight, than imported Russian caviar. – source: PCWorld – Aug 28, 2003
Inkjet printers have plummeted in cost since 2003; however, the ink cartridges are still more expensive, per quarter ounce, than Russian caviar. Many people have sought out solutions such as refilling the ink cartridges or printing to a PDF file instead [see article]. One solution that is easier than both is learning how to print your documents in “draft” mode. You will increase the life expectancy of your cartridges and save money. You will find that draft mode is sufficient for most printing needs with minimal loss in quality. I would also like to add, if you are printing photographs, I suggest you take them to a local photo kiosk or use one of the online photo processing services. It eliminates a whole lot of frustration and the quality of the prints are much better (in my opinion).
How to print in draft mode?
Instead of reinventing the wheel here, my blogging friend, TechPaul, at Tech-for Everyone has provided an excellent resource on this topic titled, “Smart Printing Habits Save Money”. I encourage you to visit the site, by clicking on any the links below. Once you are at the site, be sure to watch the “video tutorial”. The tutorial link, located at the bottom of TechPaul’s article, will provide you with step-by-step instructions on “How to save money on printing”.
clipped from techpaul.wordpress.com
Reduce Your Ink and Paper Costs With These Simple Tips
Printer paper is dear, and ink cartridges are outrageous.
Can you tell I recently went to the store? Sheeze! Yes, I know all about “generics”, and refills, and refill kits.. but ouch! The price tags still hurt an old skinflint like me. (Call me Captain Cheapdate.)
Tip of the day: reduce your ink and paper consumption with these simple tips.
Get Clipmarks – The easiest way to email text, images and videos you find on the web.