Below are time-tested ways to reduce inkjet printing expenses:
1. Choose to print in draft mode whenever you can.
Test pages, editable scripts and privately-read reference materials do not have to be printed in normal or best mode.
2. Remember that printing in black and gray is cheaper than using color.
For printouts that do not need to be in full color, such as help-wanted ads, news clips, and sketch maps, black ink is always more economical than color ones. Save your MX920 ink for artwork or client presentations.
3. Remove non-essential logos, pictures and ads from your documents.
If you have to print the content of a website but need only the text, you can go about this by switching to their printer-friendly version or saving the page in text form before printing. This way, your Canon printer ink can have extra mileage.
4. Consider using a different font.
The Arial font is a reliable, all-around lettering style. However, fonts like Times New Roman, Calibri and Century Gothic consume less ink than Arial. Think about that the next time you use your Canon printer.
5. Make sure that “empty” cartridges are really empty.
Poorly maintained print heads and settled ink may cause the printer to go off with a “cartridge empty” warning signal even though the cartridge is still not completely drained of its contents. Regular cleaning of the printer and gently shaking the ink may remedy the problem.
6. Consider promo deals the next time you shop for ink.
Remanufactured ink cartridges save you a ton of money. Larger cartridges like the PGI 250XL and PGI 251XL can make printing cost-efficient. Promo deals on remanufactured ink cartridges help you further lower costs.