Showing posts with label printing. Show all posts
Showing posts with label printing. Show all posts

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Tips to save on printer ink

There's nothing worse than running out of printer ink just before you need to print an important document for school or work. What's more, ink cartridges are costly to replace – especially if you're in a hurry to buy them from the nearest store. So here are some tips for making your printer cartridges last longer and your printing more economical.

Use economy mode
Most printer settings will offer you 'economy', 'draft' or 'fast' printing. The quality is slightly lighter and less precise, but it's fine for when you don’t need a perfect presentation copy. It saves on ink, and it's faster too.

Stick to black and white
Even when you’re printing black text, your colour printer mixes in other inks to make the shade. Turn this setting off by choosing 'black' in your printer properties, so you're not needlessly using up colour inks. Consider whether you need a colour printer at all – if what you print is mostly text documents, you could save money by sticking to black and white.

Ignore low-cartridge warnings
Your printer will beep and tell you you're running out of ink, in many cases long before it's actually a problem. Don't override the warning if you have a big, important document to print out, but do be sceptical. You may have weeks of printing left before you need to replace the cartridge.

Preview your documents
To make sure you're only printing what you need, preview your document before you send it to print. Maybe you only need one or two pages of that fifty-page document? Be careful with copies, too – you want to avoid accidentally telling the printer you need 100 copies instead of 10!

Leave your printer on
Every time you turn your printer on, it uses a little bit of ink to warm up. So if you think you're going to be using your printer again soon, it's more economical to leave it on. And never turn off your printer in mid-cycle – the cartridge will stop where it is, wearing out the nozzle and drying up ink.

By bearing in mind some of these tips for saving printer ink in mind, you should be able to make your printing life more economical and save some hard-earned cash.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

what our daughter would need pretty soon

Ever since Dippy started school, we always see to it that we have the time to help her with her projects and assignments. So far, we're doing better. All the three of us are quite a team. One thing we did not anticipate, though, was the probability of having to work on a project which needed to be submitted in the morning. There wouldn't have been a problem with it if we were able to check her assignment notebook right after she came home from school. However, we only saw it in the later afternoon since we thought her assignments are only about writing. Thus, when the project required some printing, we were almost clueless on what to do since we don't have a printer. Just when we were about to go and inquire from a computer shop nearby about their overnight printing service, I suddenly remembered we have a neighbor/ex-officemate who owns a printer. Thankfully, this neighbor was still online and all it took was a quick chat with him before we sent him the project to be printed. The neighbor was even kind enough to deliver the printed project at our home early in the morning. And no, he didn't charge for anything! Not even for a single bond paper. We are so thankful for this act of kindness on his part. Now, we're looking into the possibility of getting our own printer because we have a student who will be needing this every now and then.

Friday, June 7, 2013

how would you like your bills sent?

We nearly lost our internet connection today because we were still catching up with paying our bill. This started when I relied on the prompt delivery of our first bill. I know this was partly my fault because I didn't care to get in touch with our provider to inquire about the bill. By the time I finally decided to follow-up on it, we were already due for 2 months. Naturally, we can't pay the entire amount at one time considering that we have a budget to follow. Good thing, I also have a credit limit that's worth a month. Actually, the bill never made it to our doorstep and this left me with no choice but to immediately enroll my account to paperless billing so I will know the due date. While it's good that they are capable of sending the bill electronically, I also feel like it is also important that clients are given the freedom to really choose if they want to go paperless with their bills or not. Nonetheless, it's really not too expensive to send hard copies of the bills. In fact, it is already easy for any company or organization to find cheap envelope printing nowadays. Suppliers practically give huge discounts when clients are buying wholesale or in large quantities.

Even though most clients have already elected to receive their bills electronically, it is still a good idea for businesses and companies to send printed bills once in a while so they can include flyers and other forms of marketing related to the  product or service they are offering. The physical bill that we usually put on the refrigerator wall should serve as a visual reminder of what we need to pay at a certain date.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

On Business Cards As A Form Of Advertising

One of the ways in which you can promote your business is by giving out business cards. Business cards contain all of your business information, what kind of business you are doing, your contact details and all other pertinent information which involves the operation of your business (phone number, e-mail address, website, etc.).

Giving out business cards is a way of advertising your business. Nowadays,it shouldn't be hard to get an excellent design for your business cards. For example, if you're having a hard time making your own design, you are always welcome to use free templates online. In order to reap the benefits of advertising, you need to consider printing them with the best quality in mind and at an affordable price. Think of the following benefits and more when you have quality business cards to distribute to potential clients:

1. Giving out business cards to people you've already made business with is a good idea. If they ever want to do business with you again, especially if they're pleased or satisfied with your products, services, or ideas, your business will be the first to come to their minds; and if they have your business cards handy on their wallets, then they would not find it hard to contact you for another business offer or proposal.

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