Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Changing Fonts to Reduce Printing Costs
I just read an interesting post here about changing your font to a money-saving one. The thinner the lines in the font, the less ink a printer will use. So fonts such as Century Gothic and New Times Roman are more money-friendly than Arial, which has thicker lines. The post claimed that you could save up to $20 a year on ink! For us, more money saved anywhere means more money to put on debt.
I had to finally buy a new printer because two months into my couponing I realized that it was going to be a long road with our Epson ink jet printer. We use it mainly to print on DVD's for my husband's video work. What I really needed was a laser printer. Safeway wasn't even taking my printable coupons because they wouldn't scan.
After looking for few weeks, I woke up one Sunday and checked the ads and found that Staples had exactly what I was looking for at the right price. I wound up getting a Brother (model HL-2140-that's my lovely printer in the picture) black/white only laser printer for $49! Good price:) I love it! It does exactly what I want it to, and I have zero problems with my printable coupons scanning at checkout.
Thanks Money Saving Mom!