Green Printing Tips to Reduce Waste In Your Office Today

<p>There are a number of ways to reduce the amount of printing that goes on in your office, from duplex printing to advanced Managed Print Services. There are a number of steps that you can take yourself to reduce the amount of <img style="background-image: none; border-bottom: 0px; border-left: 0px; margin: 10px 10px 10px 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; float: left; border-top: 0px; border-right: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="iStock_000003267161Small" border="0" alt="iStock_000003267161Small" align="left" src="" width="143" height="171" />printing that takes place, and cuts down severely on the amount of excess paper your office wastes.</p> <p>It may not seem like your office prints more than necessary, however you would be surprised to find out how much excess is really being printed. From unnecessary printing to the accidental printing of banner pages and extra pages when printing web content, there are always spots in an office that can create a more optimized printing environment. <br />Here are some our favorite green printing tips:</p> <p>· Get more out of every page – whether this means printing in a smaller font or duplex printing, you can fit more content on the page which will equate to less pages printed. If you are printing out PowerPoint slides, set it so multiple slides are displayed on each printed page. </p> <p>· Don’t be hasty – Seriously think about what you are printing before you send the job to the printer. If you don’t need to print something, don’t. It is as simple as taking a few extra seconds before you click the print button.</p> <!--break--> <p>· Utilize your screen – Do all of your editing on your computer to save on printing. Many people still prefer to edit on the printed page, and getting out of this habit will save you tons on printing costs.</p> <p>· Cut out the photos – If you insist on printing a rough draft to edit, cut out all photos, graphs, charts, etc. that take up space and devour your ink. This way you save on paper, ink, and are still able to edit on the printed page.</p> <p>Remember, going green doesn’t have to be an expensive process. Most of these fixes will save your office money and allow for you to actively contribute to saving the environment. There is always something that can be done in an office to reduce it’s environmental footprint.<a name="_GoBack"></a></p> <p>If you would like to learn more about how to create a greener printing environment in your office, please contact us today!</p>