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5 Printing Hacks to Save Money & The Environment

Printer Hacks To Save Money EnvironmentWhile printing hard copies or documents is essential for many businesses and their processes, the uncontrolled use of printers and copiers can result in significant blows to budgets and also the environment. Taking control of printing practices doesn’t mean vetoing printing altogether but rather printing responsibly and putting processes in place that help minimize waste. Here are 5 printing hacks that will help your office be more green without spending more green:

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Print Videos. Seriously. Meet LifePrint.


How do you print a video? It sounds like something straight out of The Jetsons, right? For those who can’t identify with the reference - The Jetsons were a cartoon family living in space, in a futuristic utopia where robots ruled, holograms appeared and all kinds of whimsical inventions worked seamlessly.

But back to 2017. LifePrint is a revolutionary new app and printer combo that instantly prints photos directly from your iPhone, Android or GoPro. LifePrint gives your photos an augmented reality treatment such that when you view the physical photo in the LifePrint app’s augmented reality viewfinder, your photograph comes to life – complete with sound. No lie. Check this out:

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3 Reasons for a Multifunction Printer

Multifunction PrinterMultifunction printers do it all. Whether you want to scan, copy, fax or print – they handle all jobs via one device. Rather than having stand alone machines for each task, an all-in-one printer allows you to maximize space, cut operating costs and increase workplace efficiencies.

If you are currently in the market for a new printer or copier, consider that it may be wise to upgrade to a new ink jet or laser multifunction printer and dispose of your old machinery altogether. Not only do newer multifunction models feature added benefits like duplex printing and wireless functionality, here are 3 additional reasons to get a multifunction printer ASAP:

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5 Simple Office Printing Etiquette Tips

Office Printer EtiquetteAs with all social etiquette, printing at the office is no different. There is a way to be considerate and mindful when using the office printer and that includes not leaving a paper jam behind for someone else to clean up. Oddly, people do such rude things but you don’t have to be the inconsiderate sort. Keep your co-workers happy and good karma flowing your way with these simple office printing etiquette tips:

Don’t Leave Someone High and Dry - Refuel the Printer

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Last Minute Valentine’s Day Cards & Printables – FREE

PrinterWorks Valentines DayValentine’s Day 2017 is almost here! No one wants to be the parent, partner, or friend who forgot that Feb. 14th marks the day to express one’s gratitude and love for those dear to their heart. But alas, life gets in the way and well, sometimes we forget and just have to make due. What do you do? You trust PrinterWorks West to look out for you.

We’ve compiled a list of Valentine’s Day cards and gifts that you can print easily at home, for FREE. All you need is a printer full of ink (we suggest using colour because it looks so much better), paper, scissors and a pen to personalize your ‘creation’.

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Save on Paper & Ink When You Print Web Pages

Save-Paper-Ink-When-You-Print-Web-PagesSending a document to print is easier than ever. With printer apps and portable printer technology continuously progressing, printing from your smart phone, desktop or tablet is like second nature. You just hit print and it’s sent.

With this ability to print so easily however, we are also more likely to waste a ton of paper, ink and toner when printing web pages directly as they are.  Do you really need or want to print the advertisements on a web page? Just think of how much ink is used to print unnecessary images that don’t lend any value to the words on the web page you want a hard copy of.

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