We all know the big expense with printing is the ink. The easiest way to cut costs are to adjust your printer settings:
1. Print grayscale unless you need it in color
2. Use "Fast Draft" settings, which is generally under "Paper Type/Quality;" this will result in a sign
3. Change the ink volume (to less) if you can; this option should be under "Advanced Print Options"
- Buy extra large print cartridges--these aren't always at the store so consider shopping around online. I've bought ink from eBay before and had some I weren't really sure where legit, so I tend to stick to Amazon for cartidges (you can see their selection here)
- Taking your cartridges to be refilled in store at Walgreens or Costco, or a local store that does it.
- If you're really adventurous you can try refilling the cartridges yourself--there are lots of videos and how-to's online! One is here: Refill and Reuse a Printer Ink Cartridge
- If you decide to not have yours refilled, then at least make sure that you take advantage of some of the great rebate programs out there: Staples and Office Depot will give you $2 for each catridge to spend in store (which makes it super annoying when I think of how many of these I have just tossed in the Target recycle bins)