3 Ways Your Printer Can Help You Save on Ink and Toner Cartridges
If you’ve been following our blog, by now you know a lot of ways on how you can save on ink and toner cartridges.
You might be buying compatible or remanufactured ink and toner cartridges or you may even be heading over to your closest Island Ink-Jet store and getting your ink cartridges refilled at 50% cost savings over buying OEM.
Now that you’re enjoying the savings and the exceptional quality, why not go ahead and save some more? This is especially true if you’re looking to buy a new printer. Your printer can really affect how much you can save on ink and toner.
Here are 3 ways to save (even more) on your ink and toner cartridges by choosing the right printer:
1) Look for High Capacity – In a recent article published in PC World they did research that has shown “time and again” that low-capacity ink and toner cartridges cost a lot more in the long run. If you still haven’t purchased a printer it is best to buy an inkjet that will fit ink cartridges that yield at least 250 pages or above. If a laser printer is what you need, see if it will fit toner cartridges that yield above 2000 pages. You might be spending more now, but you’ll save more later.
2) Printer Speed and Paper – Many manufacturers quote their print speeds based on draft mode or other factors that make them seem faster than they are. Slow printers rob you of your time and can decrease productivity levels, especially in fast-paced office environments. Also, some printers only take specific kinds of paper so that can really kill your budget. Printers that run efficiently will make the best use of your ink and toner cartridges.
3) Flimsy Paper Trays – Some printer models compromise on the paper tray big time. Flimsy construction, poor quality plastic parts and low-capacity are all common. Spend more and get a proper paper tray so you don’t have to constantly refill, have your printed pages pile on top of your blanks etc. The more complicated it is the more ink and toner you’ll waste making mistakes, especially when you’re trying to print double-sided, 3-panel brochures, greeting cards, photos and more. Get a strong, durable printer that’s in it for the long haul.
Feel free to ask us about printers that take high-capacity cartridges and any other questions you might have. It is best to be an informed consumer before you buy so you know you’re getting the best. A good printer is the first step to saving with ink and toner cartridges. Let us know how we can help!