How to get the most out of your printer ink
Whether you use a printer for personal activities only – or print on a much larger scale for business purposes, you’ll probably find that ink is a major cost factor in the process. People tend to buy a printer and then get ink as they go along – often storing up cartridges so they don’t run out.
The problem is that, with older ink cartridges, particulates may come out of solution and clog the nozzles over time – this is a fairly common scenario when people overstock on ink cartridges and store them for so long that they extend past their “use by” date.
With laser printers, toner can settle over time, causing it to be unevenly distributed on the printed page and leaving faded areas and/or streaking. If your laser print quality is deteriorating, you can sometimes remove the toner cartridge from the printer and shake or rock it from side to side five or six times. You may be able to do this several times before the cartridge actually needs replacing, but it’s hardly an ideal situation and your print results are likely to be hit and miss.
By switching to a managed print solution, you can avoid scenarios like this. An automated supply of ink means that you’ll never have to worry about running low or out of ink again – no more last minute trips out to find a cartridge supplier, when you urgently need to print, and no more wasted ink due to prolonged storage.
At Blueprint Document Solutions, we have a range of print services to help you reduce your costs and energy usage.
Our Infinity service – for home office users, small businesses and schools, enables you to print as much as you like, without worrying about running low or out of ink, for a low fixed monthly cost (starting at just £9.99). We can supply you with a brand new top-of-the-line inkjet printer and enable you tap into an unlimited supply of printer ink – saving you time, money and hassle. Find out more here.
Our Enterprise service – for medium to large businesses, comprises of a flexible range of printing solutions, tailored to meet the individual requirements of your company. From an automated supply of high quality printer cartridges using our Print Manager software, to managing and maintaining your entire printer fleet – we will establish the best printing solution for your business, at a cost-friendly monthly fee – and take care of it all on your behalf. Find out more here
The first step towards reducing your business printing costs is to arrange a free print audit.
During your audit, we will take an inventory of your printers to establish what they are used for and gain an understanding of how much your business is printing. We will then provide a free no obligations proposal and calculate a cost-effective fixed monthly fee for the provision of a tailored printing solution to help reduce your business printing costs.