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Anytime that a quality copy isn't necessary use "grayscale" and lower quality print settings, such as "draft" or "fast print".

These settings can usually be found under "Preferences" when you are ready to print. Use the pull-down menu to print rather than the printer icon on your toolbar and you'll be able to adjust your printing options as needed.
- Submitted by CAPTHAMMER 9/1/2010 in Saving Money | 5 Comments
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5GIRLS1BOY 9/1/2010 1:39:00 PM

    I've taught my teens to do this also, since they have so many reports for school.
SLS-NY2IN 9/4/2010 12:29:00 AM

    I have used this idea before but I seldom use my printer and kind of forgot about doing this. Thanks. emoticon
NONIE68 9/2/2010 10:03:00 PM

    I have been doing this for a long time. We waste way to much ink. Especially my children and since they have to buy their own themselves now they use less.
DLGILBERT 9/2/2010 10:08:00 AM

    We have done this for a long time. sometimes you cannot change the settings before you print, like coupons where they instantly print out. I have a setting that says FAST - this will also use less ink in color printing.
JIBBIE49 9/1/2010 11:37:00 PM

    I didn't know you could do this. My kids went through SO much printer ink, but I did get cartridges refilled at a printing company for $16 rather than buy new ones for $28.

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