How many things have you printed in the past year? Yes, probably a lot? Printing surely isn’t the greenest activity around, and if you’re like me, you probably feel guilty any time you print extras of anything and then they go to waste. I’ve got a few tips for you that I think could help to “make your printing greener.”
- Network as many workstations to a device as possible to maximize energy efficiency and reduce costs.
- When acquiring a new device, consider leasing rather than purchasing. When you are finished using a device or are considering an upgrade, a lease provider will have the responsibility of refurbishing or recycling the device, rather than disposing of it.
- Look for devices with duplex (double-sided) printing capability; use this feature to reduce the amount of paper consumed by up to 50%.
- Purchase Energy Star-rated devices whenever possible, which are generally more energy efficient than other similar devices on the market.