One thing I’ve noticed about the changes in the digital age is that I’m printing less than ever. Between email, and online postings, and PDFs, printing documents just isn’t what it used to be. Except for printer ink. For some reason ink is as expensive as ever. Here’s a good way to save money on your printing supplies. Just print the portion of a document you need.
Say what, dude? How’s that again?
For example, when you print out an article from a webpage, what gets printed? The whole page, including those colorful advertisements. You’re paying for ink to print an ad? Enough already. For a buck you can have Print Selection print only a selection of what you want to print, not the whole page or document.
Instead of printing the whole page, grab what you really want and print only that. It saves ink. And, you can toggle into black and white mode and save even more.
How’s that for a way to save some coin on printing supplies?
Setting up Print Selection isn’t difficult, either. There’s an option to use Print Selection as a system wide Service, and it comes with built-in hotkeys– keyboard shortcuts– for both the app and the Service.
And, whatever content you want to print is also saved. We’re not in a paperless society yet, but saving a little money on printer ink when you have to print couldn’t be much easier.