Ink is not a precious commodity, but it does pay to avoid wasting it. Over and over again, we see ink cartridges dry out due to infrequent use. You can run ink tests to prevent ink cartridges from drying out and/or becoming clogged. Choosing a different print mode can also save you money.

Whether an inkjet or laser printer, the print window that pops up on your computer screen has several options available. Look for “draft,” “grayscale” or other options that use less ink. Reserve the best printing for final copies and items being presented in professional settings. There’s no need to waste ink on an internal copy that ends up in a file or trash bin.

DID YOU KNOW? Some fonts consume more ink than others. For example, Times New Roman, Courier, and Garamond use less ink and toner than Arial.