Printers are fascinating machines until you run out of ink that is. No one wants to have to run to the store and purchase another ink cartridge because the current one ran out quickly. You want to be able to stretch the current ink cartridge for as long as possible and this can only happen with the implementation of certain practices.
Let’s take a look at a few tips that are essential for those printer owners who want to get the most out of their printer. With these tips, it is possible to double the usability of your printer and extend its life to boot.
Original over Third Party
This is essential when it comes to the ink toner that is being used for your printer. You will often be enticed by third party ink cartridges that are saving you $5 on the original price.
In most cases, third party ink cartridges are not going to produce the kind of results you are craving. They will often fall apart or not yield as much ink as you had expected. After all, they are going to have to cut corners somewhere in order to save money. Stick with original ink cartridges and reap the benefits.
Ink Saver Mode
Most modern printers come with some form of ink saving features. These are designed to maximize the ink toner that is present in the printer at the moment.
The settings will ensure you are getting the most out of your ink cartridge before it ends up running out. Too often, you will not look for these ink saving modes even though they are easy to implement. You can even ‘set it and forget it’ with these modes and that is already a step in the right direction. Read through the manual and try to find out more about these modes.
Type of Paper Being Used
This is similar to the ink cartridges and how you should be purchasing new ones from the original manufacturer only. Using third party sources for both ink cartridges and paper will lead to a lot of issues that could be avoided.
Just to save a few dollars, you will be getting an inferior product that does not correlate directly with the demands of the printer. You want to get the most out of the printer and this can only happen when you are using specific ink and paper that was designed by the printer’s manufacturer and no one else.
These are all essential tips that should be implemented by all printer owners trying to extract the most out of their printer. Many instilled practices revolving around your printer will end up causing it to see continuous ‘wear and tear’ along with using up too much of the ink toner.
You want to be able to maximize what is present and use the printer’s settings in your favor. With these tips, you will be able to run your printer for longer and see results that are meaningful and will save you money.
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Aria Meyer is a technology blogger. She writes for several fashion blogs. She is currently living in West Covina and working closely with Meritline to help them grow their marketing department.