How many times have you gone to print some important document only to see the "low ink level" light start flashing? So, you pull out a replacement cartridge and pop it in the printer, only to have another cartridge light start flashing a few dozen pages later.
It's frustrating, especially when you think about how much each of those cartridges cost and how they never seem to last that long. You might replace one and then feel like you're replacing it again in just a month, even if you don't print that much. That's $24 to $50 of ink that just seems to vanish in a flash.
When you total it up, printer ink is one of the most expensive liquids you can buy. It can range from $13 to $75 an ounce. In other words, you could buy more than 750 gallons of gas for the cost of a gallon of ink.
Just like gasoline, then, you want to get as much mileage as you can out of every drop of ink. That's why you'll want to use a site like PrintWhatYouLike to help you use your ink more wisely.
The name is fairly self-explanatory - it allows you to select only certain parts of a website to print. That way, you aren't wasting paper and ink on printing out nonessentials like banner ads, extra text, address bars or anything else you want to exclude.
Simply head to the PrintWhatYouLike home page and enter the URL of the page you wish to print. Here, you can select areas to remove, resize, isolate, widen or otherwise crop. You can also adjust text sizes, get rid of backgrounds and background images, or adjust margins.
It's a very flexible system. When you have just the part you want, you can print. You can also save the finished page as a PDF or HTML file.
Psst... Want more ideas? Watch this video with 5 tips to save even more on printing costs.