What is your largest expense when it comes to printing? The replacement HP toner you have to buy every few weeks, or whatever brand you use. Even if you go with a compatible brand of ink or toner you will find that the biggest expense related to printing is the toner or ink cartridges required to print. Even if you buy one of the most advanced printers available on the market the cost of the printer will quickly be far surpassed by the cost of the replacement ink or toner cartridges that the machine uses.
How can you save money when you need to replace your Laserjet 2550 toner cartridges every few weeks? There are several different strategies you can employ that will end up saving you money and reducing the overall cots of printing. The first strategy you will need to put into play is to reduce the amount of waste your office generates when it comes to printing. It is startling to know that about 50% of what an office prints is waste. Either a document was sent to the printer before it was proofread and it contained errors, or someone hit print twice since the machine did not move fast enough.
By wasting 50% of everything printed in your office, you are going through that Dell toner twice as fast as you would be if you were minimizing your waste. While there are always going to be printing errors that occur, by cutting your waste be 25% or more, you can save your business hundreds of dollars a year. The best way to start minimizing the amount of waste is by limiting your employees to a specific amount of pages they are allowed to print or to start charging them per page for prints. Once they know they are on the hook for their errors it will be amazing just how fast their flamboyant attitude towards printing changes into a much more conservative stance.
Eliminating waste is just one of the ways your business can save money when it comes to purchasing printing supplies. You can also look into switching from name brand cartridges to compatible brand cartridges. Black toner is typically the same quality across the board so you should not be able to notice any discernable difference between the quality of a black toner cartridge form the name brand manufacturer and a cartridge from a compatible brand cartridge. The compatible cartridge may not last as long as the name brand cartridge and have the same print yield, however the significant price reduction should negate this.
When your office relies upon the quality of the color prints generated you may opt to stick with the OEM brand toner that you trust. If you want to look around and see if there are any compatible brand cartridges that will work with your printer and that are priced reasonably turn to online reviews posted on the web. These reviews will help provide you with a better idea of which color compatible brand cartridges you should try out. Give the cheaper cartridge a shot and see if it can perform comparably to the OEM brand cartridge. If you are satisfied with the performance you can save a lot of money over time.
Another way that you can save money is by participating in a toner cartridge recycling program. These programs are completely free for your office to use, help out the environment, and when you send in your cartridges for recycling many companies will provide you with a discount coupon you can use towards your next toner cartridge purchase. This is a win-win situation for everyone involved.
There are plenty of companies online that accept used cartridges for recycling. You will need to save up a specific amount of cartridges and then send them in the postage paid box the company has sent to you. Use the discount coupon on your next ink or toner cartridge purchase and lower the price of the cartridge by as much as 15%.
You can also shop online. Do a little online research to find the best low priced online retailer for your printing needs. Some sites offer every day discounts, monthly coupons and even free shipping. This could not only save you money, but time as well.
It is easy to get more out of your ink and toner cartridges by changing a few of your printing behaviors. By eliminating the amount of waste you generate in your office or at home and by making sure you get the best deals on the cartridges you need you can save a substantial amount of money every year. Instead of trying to cut back on printing, change some of your behaviors and reduce the cost of printing by as much as 75% in your home or office.