Printer Cartridge Economics -- Four Ways To Make Your Ink Last Longer

Written by Nigel Patterson

Printer cartridge overheads can be a major expense for any busy office -- and even if you're working at home, it's important to factor inrepparttar amount you spend on your printer ink when assessingrepparttar 143362 cost of running a home-based business. And what you spent on that bargain-priced printer may turn out to be only a fraction of what you pay annually in printer supplies.

A family household may have several printers onrepparttar 143363 go, each requiring its own specialist cartridges. The kids are doing their homework, researching information online and printing off reference material before drafting and printing homework papers. Digital photography is great, but grandma doesn't have a computer (let alone an e-mail account!), so you're making high quality prints of your son's graduation ceremony to mail to her. And you have to proofread some important work documents by tomorrow -- and you know you can't check text accurately fromrepparttar 143364 computer monitor, so ...

If you're anything like me, you can't imagine working withoutrepparttar 143365 support that a personal printer provides. But whilerepparttar 143366 search for reliable but cheap printer ink never ends, there are some strategies you can adopt to economize on ink use and lower your budget for replacement cartridges.

1. Use draft print quality where you can. Go to File -- Print to openrepparttar 143367 box that listsrepparttar 143368 settings for your printer. Click 'Properties' to bring uprepparttar 143369 various options available. You'll probably find different choices underrepparttar 143370 heading 'Paper/Quality' that allow you to select draft quality printing. Your document will print at a lower resolution but that may not matter for reference material that you will likely discard later.

15 Questions to ask your software vendor

Written by Jay McCormack

15 Questions to ask your software vendor. Author: Jay McCormack

When making a decision to buy any piece of software there are a number of criteria typically evaluated. One ofrepparttar most important elements inrepparttar 143339 decision process isrepparttar 143340 strength ofrepparttar 143341 company that buildsrepparttar 143342 software. In fact a survey of 19,000 customers has identified that company strength isrepparttar 143343 most important factor in choosing software, withrepparttar 143344 price ofrepparttar 143345 software beingrepparttar 143346 fifth most important element.

In evaluating a company's strength I would suggest you askrepparttar 143347 following 15 questions,repparttar 143348 answers to which will provide invaluable information in determiningrepparttar 143349 viability ofrepparttar 143350 company, their processes and their commitment torepparttar 143351 product you are reviewing.

1.How long have you been in business? 2.When was you last upgrade released? When isrepparttar 143352 next one planned? 3.What's involved in doing an upgrade? a.Can your customer's do it? b.Are upgrades included in your annual fee? c.Are they downloadable from your website? d.Is documentation (installation instructions etc) included withrepparttar 143353 upgrades? 4.Are manuals available forrepparttar 143354 software? 5.Doesrepparttar 143355 software update cost include phone based tech support? 6.What percentage of customers are current with their annual support contract? 7.Where isrepparttar 143356 product heading? Technology/Functionality? When do you plan to get their? 8.When did you last put your prices up? 9.Are you planning forrepparttar 143357 next realease of Windows yet? 10.Can i build my own reports? 11.Why did you choose your current development platform? 12.What does it cost to have someone come onsite a fix a problem? 13.Who doesrepparttar 143358 training, are there scheduled courses? 14.Can i talk to a customer who implemented inrepparttar 143359 last 6 months? 15.How much have you spent on research and development inrepparttar 143360 last 12 months?

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