One of the biggest focuses of any business is efficiency. Every company out there wants to be efficient in how they manage their workload as well as how they manage their sustainability to the environment. If your business can achieve efficiency by saving money, then it’s something you need to do. A big part of this is going to be in your printer spend and being more aware of avoiding unnecessary spends.
There are plenty of ways that you can be more sustainable in your office, and we’re going to start with your printing budget. Let’s take a look at some of those options.
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If you choose to invest in a managed printer service or an outsourced retailer, you could find a sustainable printing method to save money on printer ink. Before you do this, you need to get an idea of your current printing levels and how much you spend on printer ink cartridges. If you intend to change these, you can figure out which printing services charge the least in your area. This can be a much better way to manage your printing sustainably.
Believe it or not, there aren’t many companies out there that think about what they spend on their printing, and if you’re one of them, perhaps you should be. You’re not alone if you don’t know your current printing costs, but if you want to make a change and save money, you need to be aware of it. Where you can, use your printer in the most economical way possible and doing this can keep you under budget and help you to reduce your spending as time moves forward.
Some businesses will only print in black and white to avoid the charges of colour ink cartridges. If you are currently printing in colour in large volumes, it may be worth deciding whether you can make do with black and white printing only. Speak to each department within your business, and if you can cut back on the number of colour ink cartridges that you use, then you should do so to enable more sustainable savings.
How many times do you misprint paper and bin it instead of flipping it over and using it again? Yeah, most businesses do that, too. So, you need to be the change in your company and start slowing down on your paper consumption if you can. It’s not always possible to switch everything over to electric use, and paper is still a prominent feature in the office today. Scrap paper policies in each department can help you to save on both ink and paper – something your office needs.
There are plenty of trends out there that you can get involved in to reduce your paper and printing consumption, and putting those plans into motion can be a big deal for your business and how sustainable that you can be.