Reducing Your Printing Costs

Easy Ways to Reduce Your Printing Costs

To survive in business, you have to look for methods to cut your costs, and while numerous companies have studied how to reduce their printing costs, because of an internal political struggle, they were unable to implement them. However, there are strategies that you can employ with your current equipment, and it can be done without ruffling any feathers.

First, set all of your color printers to default to black-and-white. When you set a default for printing and copying to black-and-white, you will immediately witness savings because you will no longer see people printing color emails. However, most people do not print them in color on purpose. They simply click print without thinking to change it to monochrome.

In addition, you can save money on printing with a default to double-sided printing. Implemented in the right environment, this strategy reduces your paper costs by 40 to 50 percent. While there might be times where simplex makes more sense, the end user can make a conscious decision on that. It might seem simple, but you remove the thoughtless mistakes that cost more, and if users want to use something that will cost more, they should have to think first.