In the interest of budget and the environment, businesses everywhere are making efforts to reduce their printing volume, and in conjunction their print related expenditures. It’s simply good business to take care of our environment while also saving your business money on a day to day basis. Although it may seem like you’re already printing wisely, you might want to consider some of the following tips for reducing printing in your office today.

Use Both Sides

This may seem like a no-brainer, but not every employee will consider it worth the extra moment of time. If you encourage your employees to take that extra initiative while also explaining the why behind it, you’ll save money in the long run. It’s important to encourage your employees, because, without buy-in, no one is going to save anything.

Think Twice

Before utilizing ink or paper by copying or printing, encourage your employees to think twice. Could they simply email everyone a copy of the five pages they were about to print for a group of 10? Luckily, in the office world, we’re living in today, the majority of people bring their laptops or mobile devices to meetings, meaning they don’t need and likely won’t keep a hard copy if they can access it on their computer or device.


In some companies, each individual employee has their own desktop printer, perhaps even a fax machine and scanner. Keeping up with consumables and repairs for all of these machines is not only time-consuming but costly and inefficient. If you centralize all of your print related needs with a multifunctional printer, you’ll have a whole lot less to worry about.

If you need help implementing any of these tips, just let us know, we’d be happy to help!