Firms Can Save On Their Energy Costs By Turning Printer Ink Devices Off

2011-08-22 08:56:09

Published on 2011-08-22 08:56:09

Companies looking to save money on their energy consumption could improve their efficiency by making changes to their printer ink environment.

This is according to Business Cost Consultants, which claims that small alterations such as turning off inkjet and laser printers, PC monitors, photocopiers and scanners in the evening can significantly reduce the amount of electricity being wasted in offices.

On top of this, the company noted that informing and teaching the workforce about these eco-friendly techniques will help ensure energy savings can be made.

Donald Maclean, managing director at Business Cost Consultants, said: "Staff should also be encouraged to print double-sided to reduce wastage and use email as much as possible to reduce the need to print."

Recently, Which? noted that businesses should not pay for extra features on printer ink devices that they will not use.

However, Katie Waller, senior researcher at the firm, noted that one system that is useful is auto duplexing. This technology helps people to save on paper costs by automatically printing on both sides of sheets.

Posted by Johnny McMaster.

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