Probably the most annoying thing about owning a printer has to be refilling the ink cartridges. They can be expensive and messy, and as they get lower on ink, your photos and documents don’t look as good. Here are five ways to make your printer ink last longer and keep whatever you’re printing looking its best.
1. Change Your Font
In 2014, a teenager in Pittsburgh pointed out that the U.S. government could save almost a quarter of a billion dollars on printing by switching from Times New Roman to Garamond. He ended up being wrong because Garamond has a special point size, but the general idea was correct. The default font for most word processors is Arial, and if you switch to Times New Roman, you’ll use a lot less ink. There’s even something called Ecofont, which takes just enough ink out of what you’re printing to save that ink and maintain its legibility.