Having a printer at home is very convenient and useful, but you have to be careful with how you use it. If you keep printing everything you find online, then the ink cartridges of the printer will run out very soon. The cost of the ink cartridges will pretty soon add up and could go many times higher than the actual cost of the printer itself. If you want to save money on ink cartridges then you can use GreenCloud Printer. It is a virtual printer driver for Windows that helps you print documents in a cost effective way.
GreenCloud Printer not only saves the ink or toner consumption by your printer, but it also saves the printing paper used by you. During the installation of GreenCloud Printer in your Windows computer, you are shown an option to optimize your physical printer driver for economy mode. If you choose this option, it will modify settings for your physical printer driver to print with lesser amount of ink by reducing the quality a little.
Afterwards whenever you have to print something, you can choose GreenCloud Printer from the print dialog. Do not worry if you want to print the selected documents off your actual physical printer, GreenCloud Printer will provide you all the options – create a PDF document or print using physical printer.
Before your documents are printed, GreenCloud Printer will show a big window giving you a preview of the prints. From here you can choose the output printer, how many pages are to be printed per sheet, whether you want to print in duplex mode, whether you want to print grayscale (since color ink is more expensive).
GreenCloud Printer gives you options to set an ink saving level. There are three ink saving levels – small, medium and high. When you set an ink saving level, it will print the document in reduced quality but will use lesser amounts of ink. These settings work great for everyday documents. But if you want to have good quality of your documents or photographs then you should disable the ink saving mode.
From the settings of GreenCloud Printer, you can make it remove the pages that have no content or very little content (like a line ). You can also prevent a single page document to use two sided mode because it will only force the printer to work in duplex mode wasting time and ink.
GreenCloud Printer can help you save your ink, toner and paper sheets used in everyday use. It is done by smart reduction of the printing quality, removal of unnecessary pages and even saving the documents as PDF documents instead of actually printing them.
You can download GreenCloud Printer from https://www.obviousidea.com/windows-software/greencloud-printer/.