Office Appliances 101 – Reduce Ink & Paper Costs

Hi folks, I’m Jon Mullen the Energy Evangelist.

We are looking at printing and paper usage in your business.

But first let me tell you a story – I used to run a local business IT support team, and we used to make lots of money from printer repairs. Most of the time it was because clients had bought cheap refilled ink cartridges. And each time they bought new ink they bought from the cheapest supplier. Very soon we had their printer on a work table because the different inks had reacted with each other and clogged up the jets costing the owner lots of money. 

But look at the numbers below and you may realise there is a much cheaper and easier way to get ink.

Many printer manufacturers now supply ink on demand. 

I used to buy 2 sets of high volume ink cartridges each year.

Cost per set was usually around £100 for a set.

Now I subscribe to ink on demand and the manufacturer sends me ink before I run dry.

Cost per month £3.49 = £41.88 per year

Printing costs a lot of money so print on both sides of the paper, and if your eyesight can cope, print 2 pages each side – 1 piece of paper showing 4 printed pages. This may sound so simple but it all adds up to big savings for your business.

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