Did you know the average office worker in the U.S. uses 10,000 sheets of copy paper each year, according to the Clean Air Council? In total, that’s 4 million tons of copy paper used annually. What if there was an easy way to save paper and ink and reduce your carbon footprint all at the same time? The developers of PrintEco have done just that. PrintEco’s software, which works with the Windows operating system, uses smart algorithms that optimize what you are printing so it can fit on fewer pages, thus reducing the number of pages needed for printing. PrintEco also automatically converts your document into grayscale, which saves you ink. Genius! The software also automatically reformats your document for you so you are not wasting time reformatting your document in order to print fewer pages. For example, if you are printing a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet, PrintEco automatically finds the optimal fit for your spreadsheet. You don’t have to waste time reformatting margins. In Microsoft Outlook, PrintEco automatically condenses e-mails and removes unnecessary content to save paper. You also have the ability to simply click on a page if you do not want it to print. PrintEco software gives you access to an analytics dashboard where you can track and measure the amount of time, the amount money and the carbon footprint that PrintEco saves you. The basic software is free, but there are other cost-effective plans if you want to upgrade from the basic software. Here is a quick look at PrintEco’s plans:
- Basic (free): Reduce wasteful printing automatically in Microsoft Office and popular Web browsers.
- Premium ($10 per user): Upgrade for lifetime access to your own PrintEco analytics Web dashboard to track and measure your savings and environmental impact.
- Business (custom quotes available): Use PrintEco companywide to save money, time and resources while enhancing your sustainability initiatives.