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These printer programs save ink & paper

Wallet, leisure, environment – these programs are gentle on all three, at least when printing. Some declare saving paper and ink to be a sport and deliver detailed savings success.

Proclaimed again and again and still far from reality: the paperless office. Most of the printers have also had their day in private use. A draft, a sketch on a thin sheet, a letter on high-quality paper, a photo on glossy paper – we keep giving our printers new food. But the printer not only eats JPGs and DOCs via the connected computer, but also loads of paper via the feeder and ink from the cartridges. We present clever tools that keep hunger in check and protect your wallet.

But these programs are not only easy on your wallet. The environment also benefits from less wasted paper and lower ink consumption. Last but not least, the printer tools save time. Because most of them work like this: They remove superfluous elements, which are then not printed at all. These are, for example, advertising banners or long URLs at the bottom of the page, which nobody would type anyway. The programs also reduce the resolution of graphics and images, which are only included in text drafts. This not only saves you pages and printer ink, it also saves time because it is faster.

Some of the programs provide you with a detailed list of the printing costs saved after printing. However, this should be enjoyed with caution and is more of a motivational or fun character. Because the individual parameters that the program uses for the calculation are often too imprecise or out of date. The list of pages you have saved so far has more weight.

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