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Features On New Printers That Extend Ink Cartridge Life

2011-08-17

There has been a trend that many consumers have picked up on in the last few years. Manufacturers noticed that consumers were spending more of their money on printer ink rather than new printers, and so they increased the cost of ink and dropped the cost of printers. As a result, the cost of ink has risen drastically, making it difficult for the average consumer to purchase the ink they need. At the same time, the rise in printer ink cost has caused printer manufacturers to create new technologies to keep up with the demand for more consumer-friendly products. Ink cartridge life can be extended on some of these new printers using the new technology. Some of the newer printers help you save money in the long run as well as help save the environment by using less electricity and being smarter overall.

Ink cartridge life is one of the main concerns for consumers who are looking to purchase a new printer. But many people don't know how to go about looking for the right printer or what features exactly will give them a longer life. The first thing you should look at is the type of printer you want to buy, meaning the brand printer of choice. Some of the big names in the industry like HP, Dell and Brother have all updated their printers with the newest technologies, so these are good choices.

The main facet to look for in any printer, brand name or not, is the list of features it has the will elongate printer ink life and conserve energy. Some printers have a technology that allows the printer to shut down if it has not been in use for a long period of time. The time allotted can be changed by the user and you dictate when it should turn off. Other printers simply go into standby mode much like your computer, which also helps conserve energy.

As for ink specific technologies, there are a few out there. Many of the new printers have a feature that allows the printer to identify different types of print jobs or will give the user options, and then will use just enough ink to get the job done and still be a quality print. This will conserve the amount of ink in the long run while still providing you with the quality prints you need. The new features allow the printer to gauge just how much ink was used and how much can be used for each job so that the ink can be rationed. This is an important feature to look for in your printer, so get one with this and save.

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