Did you know that different fonts use differing amounts of ink to create the same characters? The examples listed above are all the same size and none of them have been set to bold. It becomes very obvious when you look at the examples side by side. This very text you are reading is in the Times New Roman font. You would potentially use less printer ink by selecting Calibri as opposed to Broadway or Bauhaus 93. A monetary savings in the thousands could be possible for larger organizations. The University of Wisconsin Green Bay has asked users to switch to Century Gothic for all printed documents. They have also switched their campus wide e-mail to Century Gothic. "The feedback we've gotten so far has been positive…Century Gothic is very readable." The school of 6,500 students was spending about $100,000 per year on ink and toner cartridges.
Recently a popular website tested different fonts for their ink-friendly ways, and Century Gothic and Times New Roman came out on top. Century Gothic uses approximately thirty percent less ink than Arial. The amounts of ink used are generally determined by the thickness of the lines. A font with ‘light’ or ‘narrow’ in its name generally uses less ink that its ‘bold’ counterpart said Thom Brown, an ink researcher with Hewlett Packard. Additionally, serif fonts, those with short horizontal strokes at the top and bottom of the characters, tend to use thinner lines and therefore less ink than a sans serif counterpart.
Now here is where things get a little confusing and not so cut and dry. While changing fonts may help you use less ink and buy fewer ink cartridges, it’s not necessarily the best decision for the environment. That’s because some fonts that use less ink are also wider. A document that’s approximately one page in length in the Arial font could possibly extend onto a second page when printed with Century Gothic. UW-Green Bay said research suggests that the monetary cost of ink is the main cost of a printout. The environmental cost of the additional paper used when printing with these reduced ink fonts is higher. Maybe the individual characters use less ink, but if you're using more paper, that's not so green, is it?
Other tips for reducing printing costs includes printing in ‘draft mode’ whenever possible and re-use and print on both sides of a piece of paper for those drafts. Always use print preview to eliminate wasting pages on useless text, like unwanted images and copyright lines. The use of an ink saving font is just another technique when you’re trying to consider the environmental impact of your printing habits.
So what is the best way to save on printing costs and help the environment? Simple, buy your ink and toner from http://www.clickinks.com/. The use of remanufactured ink cartridges helps to reduce the number of empty cartridges that are disposed of into landfills. Our high quality, low cost remanufactured cartridges are great for both the environment and your bottom line.
Ink Cartridges are easy to install, but once in a while it can get a little cumbersome. If you have a Brother DCP-110C, DCP-115C, DCP-117C, DCP-120C, DCP-310CN, DCP-315CN, DCP-340CW, Fax-1835C, Fax-1840C, Fax-1940C, Fax-2440C, IntelliFax-1835, IntelliFax-1840, IntelliFax-1940CN, IntelliFax-2440C, MFC-210C, MFC-215C, MFC-3240C, MFC-3340CN, MFC-3342CN, MFC-410CN, MFC-420CN, MFC-425CN, MFC-430CN, MFC-5440CN, MFC-5840CN, MFC-620CN, MFC-640CN, MFC-640CW, MFC-820, MFC-820CW or another Brother Inkjet printer that uses LC41 Ink Cartridges
, this may be of help.
If you have a Brother DCP-130C, DCP-330C, DCP-540CN, DCP-750CW, Fax-1860C, Fax-1960C, Fax-2480C, IntelliFax-1360, IntelliFax-1860C, IntelliFax-1960C, IntelliFax-2480C, MFC-240C, MFC-240CN, MFC-3360C, MFC-440CN, MFC-465CN, MFC-5460CN, MFC-5860CN, MFC-660CN, MFC-665CW, MFC-685CW, MFC-845CW, MFC-885CW or another Brother Inkjet printer that uses LC51 Ink Cartridges
, this may be of help.
If you have a Brother DCP-165C, DCP-385C, DCP-585CW, MFC-250C, MFC-255CW, MFC-290C, MFC-490CW, MFC-495CW, MFC-5490CN, MFC-5890CN, MFC-6490CW, MFC-6890CDW, MFC-790CW, MFC-795CW, MFC-990CW, MFC-J615W, MFC-J630W or another Brother Inkjet printer that uses LC61 Ink Cartridges
, this may be of help.
Clickinks Ink Experts offer technical assistance with any purchase at 1-800-706 INKS or Clickinks.com
Perhaps one of the biggest problems with having office printers on network is making sure each computer has the correct drivers for the printers. After all, without those drivers people are left staring at their text on the monitor – unable to print the page. And when you're talking about hundreds of people accessing dozens of printers in a corporation, the problem can become epidemic.
Fortunately now Dell
is releasing a download for their newest printers that lets people forgo drivers entirely. Instead, anyone connected to the network can print instantly from any Dell-produced printer; there's no need even for printer queue names and other details. The download is called Dell Proximity Printing
and – best of all – it's available free starting June 8th. It should save office IT managers a lot of headaches.
For more information visit Dell's website. In the meantime, for Dell ink cartridges at the lowest prices, trust Clickinks.com
What to use to remove printer ink
from your clothes.
We have all been there, whether you were trying to refill your printers ink cartridge or you simply left a pen in your pocket, you will need to get that ink out of your clothing.
The first step is to dab (not rub) the spilled ink with a towel, applying water and continuing until you see that ink is no longer removed by the towel.
Next leave it alone for a couple minutes (yes the waiting is the hardest part).
You may want to occupy your time watching a video, so you won’t think about it!
Once you have allowed a sufficient waiting period for the stain to air dry, dab the stain with rubbing alcohol, finger nail polish remover or even spray with hair spray, depending on what you may have on hand.
Use two new, clean paper towels, set the stained area on a towel and then dab the backside of the stain, pushing the ink onto the bottom towel. As the towel underneath begins to soak up the ink, move to a clean dry section. Continue until you see that ink is no longer removed by the towel.
At the end of the day, you should use a laundry pre-treatment soap, assuring that any remaining ink is removed in the wash.
Wash in the washing machine, using the warmest water level that the fabric can tolerate. If the stain does not come clean after washing, dab diluted bleach onto a towel and gently brush the stain clean. This should clean all ink out of your clothing.
For years the printer cable was a tether by which the computer user was kept in spitting distance of their Epson
printer. A slave were they to the length of that copper wire. But no longer. For, according to a December 14th, 2009 press release from Epson, owners of network capable Epson printers, including the Artisan 810
and Workforce 610
, will be able to print their images wirelessly. The means of this freedom? Nothing less than Epson’s very own iPrint
Application, for use with the iPhone.
The Epson App is available from the iTunes App store, seated alongside similar releases from rival brands. Earlier this year both Hewlett Packard
enabled their customers to cast away their printer cables, so long as they own iPhones. The Apple device comes equipped with a sixth sense, meaning that it’s capable of automatically identifying printers in your network. It does this with WiFi. Yet persons seeking this printing freedom ought beware: according to a December 14th 2009 post by Ragu Magapann at TheStandard.com, the quality of images produced on the iPhone is mediocre.
The Idiots Guide to Changing Your Ink Cartridge
What starts out as a simple task, changing your printer cartridge, often becomes difficult and sometimes messy.
If you have seen a low ink indicator, or your cartridge is more than 6 months old, then it is time to purchase a replacement printer cartridge.
Trying to shake your printer cartridge is often tried by those not yet ready to replace. The problem with shaking a toner cartridge is that if it is put to more than a 40 degree angle, or shaken too vigorously, it may spill. Sometimes it is better to just restock. Toner cartridges no longer have to be purchased as OEM prices, with remanufactured alternatives from companies like Clickinks.com*L
eave your old ink cartridge installed in the printer until you have obtained a replacement cartridge, otherwise your print head nozzles may dry out.*I
nk cartridges usually have a protective covering, which has sheltered them during shipment.
- If you have Epson, Canon or Brother, look for a yellow tape seal or plastic red tab that tell you to remove them. Do not remove the additional transparent plastic, or a pointed mechanism, otherwise your cartridge will leak or malfunction.
If there is an additional piece of plastic in your ink cartridge box, this is an adapter that needs to be connected to your cartridge. Follow the included instructions in your package, and carefully connect the adapter to the compatible ink cartridge.
- If you have HP, Lexmark or Dell look for a cap and protective tape needing removal.
Do not let anything touch the micro-chip, this is usually copper or green, and is sensitive to touch.*P
rinter should be powered on.*W
ait until printer is not in movement, and then open the cover to replace your cartridge.*M
ake sure that you are installing the cartridge in the appropriate carriage for the new color. For example, if you have a new magenta ink cartridge, replace it in the carriage intended for only the magenta cartridge.
If your Brother toner cartridge does not seem to clip on the drum where it usually fits, it will still work, some remanufactured toners clip from underneath.
Some thicker inks need to settle for 1 hour after installation before printing. If you have printed or performed a head cleaning with less than desirable results, let the cartridge settle in its new printer for 1 or 2 hours before attempting another print. Excessive print head cleanings will deplete your ink.
If your new cartridge is not recognized by the printer, simply leave it in place then unplug the printer for 10 minutes. After waiting 10 minutes, hold down the power button for 30 seconds then plug the printer back in. This will clean the printer memory, allowing it to resync to the new cartridges.*C
lose the printer cover. Lights may flash, simply let the printer perform without interruption.
Replacing your ink or toner cartridge can become fool proof by simply following these instructions!