Are you familiar with the feeling of losing your mind when the "low toner" message appears? I am.
Although printing is not free, it is necessary for any business. You need to print invoices, brochures and many other documents to share with your customers or colleagues; so you can't quit on printing.
Looking for solutions to save ink while keep printing the same amount of documents, I found three easy-to-use tools to start saving.
Ecofont is a software that turns the most common fonts such as Arial, Verdana, Calibri, Times New Roman and Trebuchet MS into eco-friendly fonts by putting small holes into each letter. This software is available for purchase in their own website and is currently available only for Windows users.
If you don't want to pay for the entire software you can also download for free a font called EcoFont Vera Sans which you can easily install in your computer and start using it across all programs such as Word and Adobe. We have been testing this font and the holes start to be visible when the font is sized 14.
This is a powerful tool to measure and reduce print costs in enterprises and homes.
With this software you can analyze print volume and identify opportunities to save, such as the amount of pages that are being printed in color versus the ones printed in black and white. The software also comes with an Advisor option that will identify the lowest cost printer options and finally it comes with a preView where you can easily manage which pages of a document you want to print, you can also delete images and set the document or only specific pages to print in black & white.
3. Print What You Like
PrintWhatYouLike.com is a website that allows you to take any URL and modify its layout to print only what you want. For example you can delete ads, images, entire sections and so on.
Saving ink and toner when printing doesn't have to mean print less, instead, it should start meaning Print SMART.