Unless you do extremely high-quality, image-intense work, you may be able to get away with changing your printing settings to “draft output.”
I don’t need high-quality printouts since my uses are usually research (I often print some pages—double sided of course) and take them along with me to research and draft stories on the run.
To make this change, go into your printer settings and select “draft output” clicking OK will keep the change for the current document. Clicking “Apply” will change the setting semi-permanently (you’ll have to go change it back if you want the printer to use 100% printing again).
Using draft output will reduce the amount of ink put on the page, but in many cases it isn’t a very noticeable change. It should extend the life of your cartridges by 20-30%.
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