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Energy-saving Tips and Tricks for Printers

From the Printware Blog on Thursday 2nd July 2015

As a business, saving on unnecessary costs is crucial and allows you to put this expense into something worthwhile for your company or team. One of the biggest flaws that businesses make is underestimating the cost of energy bills. Sadly, many companies fall victim to a spike in energy costs, because of little mistakes that every business could do without. This is especially the case for smaller businesses, who just can't afford to count up the pounds every month.

One piece of equipment that is commonly overlooked when it comes to energy-saving practices is the printer. Though an essential part of any office, too many of us fail to realise that actually, it may be the cause of our financial problems.

Whilst every printer is different in terms of energy consumption, this should not be an excuse to disregard energy-saving tips and tricks altogether. Instead, we should adopt a proactive approach to ensure we enlist these hints and make them the standard in the office.

If you're looking to save on your energy bills, read on. In this article, we will be taking you through just a few energy-saving tips and tricks for printers.


Remember to switch off

Whilst many employees will do a routine check to ensure all computers, and monitors are switched off for the evening, the printer is, quite often, overlooked. Even if the printer is stuck on standby, it is still using a significant amount of energy. This is why it is so important to check, and double check that the printer is turned off at the end of every day.

This is especially the case for Fridays, if your office shuts down over the weekend. Leaving the printer on all weekend could result in unfriendly bills on your office doorstep.

Cut the Waste

If you come into the office to find that your employees are swimming in paperwork and print-outs, it may be time for a meeting. Not only can minimising waste save money on supplies and energy, it can also save your workers a lot of time in terms of organising their pile of papers.

There are a few ways you can cut printing waste. These include using both sides of the page to print and controlling the amount your employees print throughout the day, week, month and year. Both of these tips will help drive your business towards a more cost-efficient and eco-friendly status.

Switch to Remanufactured Cartridges

Though not directly related to energy, a businesses' consumption of ink can have a massive impact on monthly spend on supplies. Instead of stocking up on cartridge after cartridge, it is worth looking into remanufactured printer cartridges as an alternative. Not only are these cheaper in the long-run, they work just as well and can provide satisfactory results with every print. In addition, you are also doing your part for the environment by not throwing away old cartridges, ensuring a green halo remains above your company’s logo. Here at Printware we offer quality remanufactured cartridges that come with a 2 year warranty that covers against your machine as well as the toner itself. We also offer a free collection service of your old toners, to find out more and order your free collection box please contact us.

Do you have any more suggestions on how to save on energy or money in the office? 

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