*NEWS* IMPROVE PRINTERS PERFORMANCE

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*NEWS* IMPROVE PRINTERS PERFORMANCE

 user 2005-09-20 at 10:01:00 am Views: 73
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    6 WAYS TO SAVE MONEY & IMPROVE YOUR PRINTER’S PERFORMANCE
       1 Set the print quality to its lowest setting for day-to-day printing.
          Most printers automatically default to
    the printer’s high-quality image setting to make sure the pages come
    out looking good. However, these clean, crisp, high-quality images
    require a lot of ink or toner which can cost you a pretty penny over
    the life of your printer.For most print jobs, the lowest-quality
    setting will work just fine. When you need a sharper print job, you
    simply change the setting for that one document. The path to change
    your printer’s settings will vary depending up on your printer and
    operating system. If you are using Microsoft Windows, go to the “Start”
    menu and click on “Control Panel”. From there, click on “Printers and
    Faxes”, right click on your printer and chose “Properties”. While
    there, set the default to black and white to save on your color ink and
    toner. Again, black and white is just fine for most day-to-day print
    jobs and will save you in the long run.
           
       2:Print more on every page.
          This will not only save you on ink, but
    also on paper. All you have to do is reduce the font size in a document
    by a point or two and you could save reams of paper over the year. If
    you are using Microsoft Word, you can use the “Pages Per Sheet” option
    to get more printed on every page. When printing out web pages, cut and
    paste the text into a Word document and reduce the spaces and eliminate
    the pictures.
          
       3.Don’t let your printer go for more than 5 to 7 days without use.
          Let sitting for long periods of time,
    the tiny jets in a printer cartridge can dry up causing print jobs to
    have white streaks or to not print at all. To keep your printer in good
    working order, simply print a full page of text (with color) or a test
    page once a week.
          
       4.Clean your printer’s nozzles frequently.
          Faint output, unprinted lines running
    across the page, or simply no visible printing at all indicates clogged
    nozzles. Most inkjet printers come with a built-in nozzle-clearing
    function you can run. Check your printer’s users’ guide for more
    information as this will vary depending on the make and model printer
    you are using.
          
       5.Refill your own ink cartridges.
          You can refill an inkjet cartridge
    several times before you have to throw it away. Refilling your own
    cartridges not only saves you money, but is also a more
    “environmentally friendly” option. Refilling your cartridge is easy;
    just make sure you don’t let the cartridge run completely dry before
    refilling it for two very important reasons…  First, if you wait
    until it’s empty, you may dry out the sponge contained in the cartridge
    rendering it useless. Second, you can damage the resistors (the
    circuitry on the cartridge).  When a cartridge runs out of ink,
    the resistors can overheat and burn out. Most printers will warn you of
    a low cartridge before it completely runs out of ink to prevent this
    from happening. At the first sign of low ink, refill or top off your
    cartridge to ensure a long life.
          
       6.Turn Off Your Printer When Not In Use.
          Turning your printer off when you are
    not using it will also help prevent the ink from drying up in the print
    nozzles. Most printers have a ‘capping’ mechanism that seals the print
    head from outside air when it’s turned off. Just be sure to turn off
    your printer using it’s own power switch instead of turning it off at
    the power strip. This causes the capping mechanism to fully engage.