Change Your Printer Settings to Save Ink

Change Your Printer Settings to Save Ink
Change Your Printer Settings to Save Ink

Sure you can save money when you print by shopping around for printer ink deals (check out Comboinkthey run great specials), but you can reduce your use as well with a few little changes to your printer.

Change the settings on your printer

First thing you need to do is get to your control panel on your computer and find your printer. It’s a little bit different for different computers and operating systems. On Mac’s it’s under “System Preferences” then “Print & Scan”. On older versions of Windows you go to the start button, then select Settings, then Control Panel to find the printers. On the newest Windows 8 you need to start at the “Libraries” button that looks like file folders and select “Desktop” then “Control Panel”.

After all of the above, you should then be able to locate your printer.

Right click to find “Printing Preferences”

Once you open that, you will see your options for your printer. In almost all cases the options you need are now on the tab that opesn up.

Look for “Greyscale” or “Black & White Only” and make sure it is selected to make your printer default to only using black ink (which is cheaper) when printing. Don’t worry, most stores allow coupons in black & white knowing how much more expensive it is for color ink. Just make sure you know your store’s policy for sure.

Also look for “Quick Print” or “Draft” printing options. This will make your printer use less ink, print faster and also save you money. As long as you have ink in your cartridge, it still prints dark enough that registers can your coupons.

Select “OK” or “Save” and then print!

Don't miss out on the savings! Subscribe to our free email newsletter.

Disney Infinity Marvel Super Heroes

Pre-Order Disney INFINITY: Marvel Super Heroes on Amazon for as low as $13.99 and ships free with Amazon Prime or a $35 order.   These items will ship be released […]

Walmart Coupon Match Up: Zep Commercial Cleaning Products

Print out the new $1.50 Off Zep Commercial Cleaning Product.  I found Zep’s Heavy-Duty Degreaser which is  a multi-purpose, heavy-duty water-based cleaner and degreaser. Zep Heavy Duty Foaming Degreaser: $3.97 […]

Free Right Guard Deodorant at Target

FREE Deodorant is awesome deodorant!  This deal has to be done at Target to make it FREE, because you need to use the Target Store coupons stacked with the manufacturer […]

Heads Up on Kroger Mega Events Next Week

Starting next week Kroger is going to have a Buy 5 Save $5 Mega Event for back to school at Kroger and Kroger Affiliates! If you want to see the […]

$2.00 off Colgate Total, Optic White, or Max Fresh Toothpaste

Print the $2.00 off ONE Colgate Total, Optic White, or Max Fresh Twin Pack coupon now! No one wants to face morning breath AND go to school so be sure […]

Leave a Comment

*