Thu 15 May 2008
How to Save On Printing Expenses in Your Small Business
Printing expenses can eat up a lot of profits in your small business, but there are ways in that you can reduce them. Here is how you can go about doing it.
Buy A Dot Matrix Printer. If you are spending a lot of money on toner and print cartridges, then it makes more sense to purchase a dot matrix printer, especially for invoicing.
These come in 9-Pin form for regular printing and 24-Pin form for high-quality graphics printing. The printing ribbons are also not very expensive. You can use your laser or ink jet printer for other high quality printing jobs.
Use Pre-Printed Paper. If you have to use your laser or ink jet printer, then get your invoice shells pre-printed, so that you only need to print the invoice details.
Your company name and other fixed data can be pre-printed. That will help you save a lot of money on toner and cartridge costs. You can also use draft or fast mode when printing your invoices and other documents.
Do Not Print Every Document. With so many programs now available on the Internet, you can just scan, attach and send documents, eliminating the need for printing.
You can also store your vital data in your computer instead of printing out every document and wasting valuable storage space.
Reduce Printing Size. If you are printing receipts for every payment that you receive or make, then you can reduce the size of them so that they only take up half a page.
You can also have your stationery size altered to match your printing. That way, you can save a lot of money on paper - and you’ll be doing your part to help the environment.
Many small business owners underestimate the high costs of printing. By following the above tips, you can save around $1000 each year!