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When it comes to consumables, printers and copiers sometimes seem to be working against you. They go through ink, toner, and paper so quickly–and then you’re left with a big bill to refill everything. Luckily, your printers and copiers don’t have to continue being traitors to the budget. All you have to do is put them to work for you!

Winning the Battle Over Consumables

Multifunction printers, high-end copiers, hundreds of features and finishing options–these are the things that make your print environment so important to everything you do. However, when ink and toner are so expensive (not to mention hard on the environment), your printers and copiers always need to be working for you instead of against you in the battle over consumables. Luckily, with a few simple tips, you can cut down on waste and inefficiency without spending any extra money.

Tip #1: Choose high-end consumables.

You get what you pay for, and when you pay for cheap consumables like toner cartridges, you might get damage to your machines. Don’t risk it! Always go with high-end, brand-name consumables that are compatible with your printers and copiers. You’ll save money in the long run.

Tip #2: Prioritize your prints.

The truth is that not all documents were created equal–which means that the less important ones don’t need to be wasting your ink. Use settings like “grayscale” or “print text in black” to make sure that you’re spending money to perfect only the most crucial papers.

Tip #3:Consider recycled cartridges.

Because print cartridges can be tough on the environment, some providers have started recycling them by simply refilling the toner. It’s important to do your research and find reliable warranties, but in many cases, recycled consumables can really benefit your budget–and Mother Nature will be grateful, too.

With these tips, you can put your copiers and printers to work for you. If you’re looking for more ways to save money on consumables, contact us today!