For draft versions of letters or photos, use ‘draft’ mode, which saves ink and toner, and often increases printing speeds as well. You may find that you are satisfied with less than the highestresolution mode even for final copies.
You can print work in progress in smaller size, or print several pages on the same page in order to save ink and paper.
Print a multi- page document as smaller as ‘thumbnails’ with four or more pages on a sheet. This will help you to get a pre-final view of printed pages.
Preview before printing. The print preview feature of most software programs lets you see what a printout will look like so that you can avoid a false start. Print selectively. Instead of printing webpages, bookmark them or ‘Save As’ to a default folder. If you do print them, use mono option, not colour.
If you leave your printer on standby mode without using it much, you will still run up a high electricity bill. Inkjet printers use power even when they are switched off but plugged into the mains. So printers must be disconnected when not in use.