While home-based inkjet printing remains to be far more efficient and cost-effective than the silver halide-based darkroom systems relied by photographers in the past, many photo enthusiasts complain about the high cost of printing. But that’s not to say it is impossible to reduce many of these costs and get more ‘bang for your buck’ from your printer.

Nowadays, there are numerous strategies you can adopt to help make this possible without pushing yourself to the limits. And that’s precisely what this quick guide will help you unearth today. Keep reading to find out more!

Choose an Efficient Printer

The printer you use speaks volumes on whether or not you will optimize your printing efficiency without the hassle. Use the wrong printer and you’ll struggle to make this happen. Ensure you find out how long you can expect the print-head to last as they all have limited life spans, but some last longer than others.

Turning to a digital label printer will certainly work to your advantage as it has the ability to print low quality orders while remaining cost effective. Better, digital printing is good for the environment as it reduces waste during setup and production. Businesses don’t have to store bulk stock or trash old labels that have become obsolete.

Use Your Printer Regularly

Infrequent use of your printer can reduce head life costing you more in the long run. That’s why you should make it the norm to use your printer at least once a week. Unused ink has the potential to build up in the tips of the jets and cause them to clog.  Furthermore, cleaning these blockages uses additional ink.

And you should remember that most printers require occasional maintenance. If you notice tramlines, gaps or uneven colors in prints, be sure to perform a nozzle check, using the interface in your printer’s driver. It is then that you can tell whether or not head cleaning is necessary.

Combine Digital Printing and Laser Finishing

If you’ve never had the chance to use label finishing, then there is no other better time to do so than now. Thanks to what modern tech offers, it is now possible to combine digital printing and laser finishing into a single, integrated platform. Yes! You’ve heard it right. And one of the easiest ways to make this happen is by counting on ANY-JET III.

For those who might not know, ANY-JET III is the most cost-effective inline digital label solution that meets unique customer needs. It doesn’t require time-consuming tools such as plates or die thus allowing you to save the time wasted on building, installing, and repairing them.

The Bottom Line

You don’t have to be a pro to optimize your digital printing efficiency. As long as you employ the correct measures, rest in knowing good things are destined to come your way. So, what are you waiting for before you finally take advantage of label finishing and see how things will unravel for your small business?