Archive for November, 2009
Printer inks are essential to anyone who does any computing, be it at the office or at home. While environmentalists do stress the importance of paperless computing in the interests of saving the planet’s resources, there are times when it is absolutely necessary to print out documents. Naturally, you would need printer ink for that.
Environmental consciousness aside, it would not hurt to save on printer ink and learn to use it wisely. Using printer ink cartridges wisely can yield a little savings, and saving a little money on printer ink can go a long way.
How can you make the most out of your printer ink? Here are six tips.
- Use your printer’s draft print mode. Certainly isnt’ the best quality setting in your printer, but if the document is not important and the result is very much readable, go for it. Draft print mode uses less ink.
- Back-to-back printing. This is more for saving paper rather than saving printer ink, but printing back-to-back saves money nonetheless.
- Use smaller font. Again, this is mostly for saving paper than printer ink, but as long as the document is still easy to read, it is fine.
- Do not print images unless you have to. Printing images uses up a lot of printer ink.
- Use all your ink. Even if your printer says you have run out of ink, more likely than not, there is still some left in the cartridge. Go use it all up.
- Buy compatible or remanufactured cartridges. Some people are iffy on ink refills, but if you are willing to try, you can go for that to save money on printer ink.
If you are just fed up with how much toner your laser printer goes through, you’ll really want to take a look at the Samsung ML-2851ND Network ready Monochrome Laser Printer. Samsung’s new TonerSaveTM mode this printer can extend the life of your laser toner cartridge by as much as 40%. Imagine instantly reducing your toner costs by 40%. That’s just smart business.
The savings you’ll enjoy with the Samsung ML-2851ND don’t stop at saving on toner either. With a duty cycle of 30,000 pages per month, your maintenance costs will be substantially lower than with most any other monochrome laser printer on the market.
Then there is the built in automatic duplexing, which is going to cut your paper costs by printing your documents on both sides of the paper. Not only is this a great way to reduce your per page printing costs, but it also impresses you clients by making your documents look more professional than those printed on just one side. And lets face it, without automatic duplexing, it’s just too much of a productivity drain to print your office documents double sided.
Next the Samsung ML-2851ND printer is an Energy Star qualified printer, saving you money on energy costs and helping the country and the planet at the same time by reducing overall energy consumption. That’s good for your bottom line, and the planet.
The Samsung ML-2851ND laser printer is also network ready trough Ethernet 10/100 Base TX connectivity to allow everyone in your workgroup use it which means you don’t need as many printers for your small business office, or you can connect directly to your computer with a high speed USB 2.0 port.
This Samsung laser printer supports Postscript natively, so the generic Postscript driver works, but if you need the duplex capabilities MacOS X users report that while the using the Generic PCL Laser Printer 1.3 driver runs the printer very well and allows duplex printing.
32MB of memory installed and 160MB maximum expansion coupled with a 400MHz processor mean that the Samsung ML-2851ND is ready to handle the most complex print jobs you can throw at it. And it can print those jobs to a wide array of media types including plain paper, transparencies, envelopes, labels, post cards and card stock.
You’re going to be hard pressed to find another printer that is ad flexible and hard working at anything close to the price of the Samsung ML-2851ND Network ready Monochrome Laser Printer.