Printing is necessary for certain situations, but the excessive use of printing can have significant effects on your Edmonton business budget and the wellbeing of the environment. An estimated 2.5 million trees are cut down every single day for paper-making purposes. There are many quick hacks that can aid you in creating a more environmentally conscious use of your printer. These tips will also reduce the amount of paper you will undoubtedly have to toss out in the long run!
When you are printing multiple pages, make a quick change to your printing settings, and allow your printer to use both sides of the paper. This will cut down the number of pages you use by half, which saves you money, paper, and reduces the amount you have to carry around.
Think before you print
Before you go to print a document, an email, a letter, etc. ask yourself if it is truly necessary. If the answer is yes, go ahead and print whatever it is that you require. If not, maybe try not using a physical copy. Many items can be easily pulled up on a smartphone or computer! If it ends up working for you or your office, you can implement it as a new tactic to reduce wasting paper and ink.
The less paper, the less waste you have. Having online versions, databases, archives, etc. will prompt better environmental choices and also allow for easy access to important information. Running over to the printer and waiting for hundreds of copies can be tiresome, so why not re-move as much printing as you can from the office!
Reduce, reuse, recycle
When it is necessary for printing, it is important to be aware of the type of paper you are utilizing. Simply seeking out recycled paper, or non-tree fiber options, is a quick way to reduce your car-bon footprint while retaining the same quality printing job.
For empty ink cartridges, don’t just toss them in the trash. Inquire about proper disposal in order to make sure you are doing what is best for the environment. Having a bin in your office or home will allow you to separate them for pickup. You can hire people who will dispose of them correct-ly if you are unsure of what’s the best method.
Printerworks West can help your Edmonton-based business determine the best printer for your printing needs. We can establish and maintain your printer fleet and also provide troubleshooting support. Partnering with an established MPS provider, such as Printerworks West, can help your business increase its productivity while decreasing the overall ongoing costs of business operations.
If you would like to learn more about Managed Print Services in the Edmonton area, please feel free to contact us.