Xerox multifunction printers are a great way to save money in just about any office environment.

But what if you want to save even more?

There’s plenty of ways you can stretch your dollar with a Xerox MFP, and in today’s post we’d like to explore a few of the most important ones.

By the way—if you’re just browsing and you don’t have a Xerox MFP yet, here’s a quick primer on how to choose the printer that’s right for you. We know there’s a lot of options and making the right choice can seem daunting at first, but you have our entire team at your disposal to help.

Once you do have the right printer for your business, here’s a few quick-n-easy ways to bring your costs down even further:

spend less on printerReduce The Amount of Paper You’re Using

The easiest way to reduce the amount of hard copy floating around your workspace is to start using the cloud capabilities on your Xerox MFP. With Xerox ConnectKey, you can link your printer to your favorite cloud services like Dropbox, Evernote, or Office 365.

Digitizing your currently existing paperwork by scanning it and uploading it to the cloud will allow for employees and management to view digital copies, often meaning they won’t need to print their own paper copies. You’ll also save precious time, since your team won’t have to dig around in dusty file cabinets for the paperwork they need—it’s always just a few clicks away.

Not all paper reduction strategies are quite so modern: don’t forget to use good old duplex printing whenever possible. Printing on both sides of the sheet effectively halves your paper consumption.

Bonus tip: ink can be saved in a variety of ways such as using draft mode for non-essential documents.

Reduce Energy Consumption With Energy-Saver Mode

There’s more than likely a good chunk of each day that nobody is in your office. Xerox MFPs have an energy-saver mode. The good news? This mode is enabled by default, so if you haven’t tinkered with the savings, you’re good to go.

It’s pretty easy to tell if energy-saver mode is working properly: the interface screen will be dark and the paper trays won’t respond when you load them with new paper.

paper saving tips office printerUse Your Printer’s Security Features

While it can happen in a small business environment, mid-size and larger businesses usually have to start worrying about inappropriate uses of company printers: if this has ever been a problem in your workplace, put your Xerox MFP’s security features to work.

Of particular importance is establishing a method of user authentication, i.e., the person using the printer must have permission to do so, and how they use the printer will be recorded. This will, of course, greatly deter any unwanted use of the printer (and thus wastefulness of office resources).

Check out our must-read post about office printer security.

Cutting Costs & Improving Efficiency

Having an efficient, streamlined office environment need not be an expensive undertaking. If you found some of the tips posted here useful, that’s just the tip of the iceberg! Our team would love to get to know you and learn more about how we can help you discover the office equipment that’s right for your unique needs. We’re here to help.

Please feel free to contact us today with any questions you may have. If you already know what you’re looking for, you’re more than welcome to request a free quote.