1 – Default your printing to 2-sided Black and White, and choose to print color only as needed.
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2 – Change the margin. If you have a document that almost fits on a page, why not change the margin – a little off the top, bottom and sides can save paper. In Microsoft Office, this setting is on the Page Layout tab.
3 – Use print preview and only print the pages you need or use the printer friendly versions of websites.
4 – Save toner – while you’re reviewing your printing preferences, check out the toner saver option on the quality tab of the Canon printers, or default to grayscale if you have a color printer but don’t need the document in color most of the time. Both of these will save toner.
5 – Save paper. Print on both sides of the paper. All of the Canon MFP’s on campus have the capability of printing “duplex” or double-sided. To set this as your default on a PC, go to start, printers and faxes, right click on the Canon network printer and go to Properties. On the general tab, select printing preferences. Select “finishing” and change the print style to 2-sided printing. These directions may vary from printer to printer, but most printers have a “finishing” tab and that’s where you can change the default settings so you don’t even have to think about it. If you do want to print a single sided document now and then, change this setting back on a case by case basis.
6 – Print responsibly. Thanks to all of you that brought the article “Here’s a legal way to print money: change the font” to our attention.
There are two schools of thought provided in this article. By changing the font to Century Gothic the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay projects that they will save between $5,000 and $10,000 in ink costs annually. The two most economical fonts to save ink are Century Gothic and Times New Roman. However, Century Gothic is a wider font that may in the end use more paper, so at this time, our best advice is to think before you print no matter what font you use.