The printing in my office is out of control. How do I...

The printing in my office is out of control. How do I reel it back in and save on costs?

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Firstly, instill a print policy that lays out certain print guidelines. For example, all internal documents should only be circulated electronically or printed in black and white. Make sure your printer’s default settings are black and white to reduce the amount of colour prints.

From an environmental perspective as well as a cost saving one, encourage as much printing as possible to be done double-sided, which will help you save paper and reduce your carbon footprint.

A simple yet effective strategy is to make sure your staff know about the cost of printing. If they are aware that their personal or wasteful printing has a cost attached to it, they’re less likely to print wastefully.