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Use Less Printer Ink

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Anytime that a quality copy isn't necessary use "grayscale" and lower quality print settings, such as "draft" or "fast print".

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These settings can usually be found under "Preferences" when you are ready to print. Use the pull-down menu to print rather than the printer icon on your toolbar and you'll be able to adjust your printing options as needed.

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  • I've taught my teens to do this also, since they have so many reports for school. - by 5GIRLS1BOY
  • I have used this idea before but I seldom use my printer and kind of forgot about doing this. Thanks. emoticon - by SLS-NY2IN
  • NONIE68
    I have been doing this for a long time. We waste way to much ink. Especially my children and since they have to buy their own themselves now they use less. - by NONIE68
  • We have done this for a long time. sometimes you cannot change the settings before you print, like coupons where they instantly print out. I have a setting that says FAST - this will also use less ink in color printing. - by DLGILBERT
  • I didn't know you could do this. My kids went through SO much printer ink, but I did get cartridges refilled at a printing company for $16 rather than buy new ones for $28. - by JIBBIE49

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