Owning your own business can be thrilling and challenging. But don’t let money get in the way of your success. One of the biggest wastes in an office is printing. You can save a lot of money if you evaluate how much you are spending on paper, ink, and energy.
You may want to think twice when you print out a draft of the letter you are writing. Or when you forget to select exactly what you wanted to print on a website and everything prints instead. If you do this at work, you could be costing your business a lot of money. Paper waste is rising in not only America but also the world. From The World Counts, it is estimated that offices use 12.1 trillion pieces of paper a year. You and your office can help reduce that number by recycling used paper. You can purchase 100% recycled paper instead of new paper, make scratch pads from used pages that don’t have a lot of printing on them, and purchasing reams of paper that have little to no packaging.
Printer ink is one of the most expensive liquids on the planet. At $13 to $75 per ounce, you don’t want to waste it! Some tips to saving money on ink:
- Only print when you are 100% ready for the final job. Microsoft Word has a draft option that allows you to edit and keep track of your edits before you print.
- You can also download an “EcoFont” that allows you to use a lot less ink.
- Printers also send out premature warnings about ink levels being low. You can take the ink cartridge out and shake it and this allows you to expand the life span of the cartridge.
- If you have a small panic attack after getting your office energy bill, try not to panic too much! You can cut energy costs by changing your printers. Most printers come with energy saving modes. If your printer doesn’t have an Energy Star Label, then your printer isn’t energy efficient. This mode puts your printer to sleep when it isn’t in use. This feature is a huge energy and money saver.
If you want more information, give us a call. Our team will be able to bring your office to its full potential without breaking the bank. We want you to succeed, don’t allow your printers to ruin that.
Source – The World Counts