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Adobe Releases LeanPrint to Help Save Printing Cost

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

Printing cost is something that we want to monitor whether we are using a printer for home or office use. It is important that we track how much we are spending on our overall printing process like how often we refill our paper tray, the number of printer ink replacements in a period of time, and other costs. Tracking printing cost will help us become efficient and save on expenses while still getting high quality print outs.

It is not easy to track printing costs and sometimes, the easiest way to track your overall usage is by using a software. Adobe together with Toshiba, launched LeanPrint, a software technology that will help you optimize printer use so you save on cost at the same time track your overall printer use.

Adobe LeanPrint

Adobe LeanPrint helps overall printer use by automatically optimizing printer ink and toner management, and document layout to decrease your consumption of paper and ink. This technology is also Adobe’s way of helping conserve the environment by efficiently using resources. The software will give you up to 40 percent savings on your usual office document.

Adobe LeanPrint uses its own technologies to automatically enhance document color and layout. It uses plug-ins for Adobe Acrobat and Reader, Microsoft Excel and Word, and other common programs that are normally used by businesses and consumers. You can also view your final output on the software before printing it. This way you are sure that your document will come out like how you want it to look.

LeanPrint is compatible with any type of printer and printer brand, whether personal or shared. Adobe understands that we need to help conserve the environment at the same time find ways to decrease printing cost. LeanPrint provides a different approach to saving and maximizing resources, not by limiting the number of pages per person in your office, but by making sure that all documents use only what it needs while maintaining quality output. Adobe is offering a 90-day trial for organizations and 30-day trial for individuals if you want to try the product. Contact LeanPrint@adobe.com for more information.

Source:

http://www.adobe.com/aboutadobe/pressroom/pressreleases/201203/030512AdobeLeanPrint.html

How to Print Two-Sided Documents Using HP DeskJet D2500 Series Printer

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

HP DeskJet D2500 printer series models are among the most user friendly devices for home and small office users. The printer driver is compatible with devices like HP PSC 2200 Series, HP LaserJet 1150, DeskJet F300 Series, and HP DeskJet F4200 series, to name a few. Although HP DeskJet D2500 is designed for who people who only print small documents occasionally, it is practically affordable and highly reliable for printing quality photos. Whether you own the HP Deskjet D2530 or the HP Deskjet D2545, these printers can do an excellent job in achieving legible, crisp text documents and photos with or without borders.

For some people, printing a two-sided document takes too much effort. It does save on paper; however, it can also waste your time and several print media if you’re not sure how to do it correctly. To begin printing two sided text or photo document, simply follow the steps below:

1.     Turn on your DeskJet D2500 printer and load sufficient paper on the tray. The paper tray can accommodate up to 80 sheets in different sizes including Letter, Legal, A4, A5, A6 and so forth.

2.     Select the text document or photo you want to print from the File tab. Then go to the Print command and open the Printer Properties dialog box.

3.     Go to the Printing Shortcuts tab and single-left click your mouse to open the drop down list.

4.     Click the Two-Sided (Duplex) Printing option from the drop down menu.

5.     Move your cursor to the Manually Option and click the Manually Dialog box. Tick on any specific print options in this dialog box and then click the “Okay” tab to begin printing.

6.     Your HP Deskjet D2500 printer will print the odd numbered pages of your document first. When done, remove the printed pages from the printer, and reload the printed pages with the printed side up.

7.     Click the Continue button to print the even numbered pages.

While you are free to use any plain paper you desire, the quality of the print outcomes may be greatly influenced by the type of paper you choose. HP printer paper is specifically designed to produce professionally-quality printing, page after page. Your options for HP printer paper range from photo paper, to color LaserJet specialty paper, to brochure paper, to presentation paper, to everyday paper and more.

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How to Decorate Your Smart Phone Using Your Inkjet Printer

Saturday, January 29th, 2011

Charms, covers, crystals and crochet – these are popular ideas when it comes to decorating your Smart Phone (or any other cell phone for that matter). Instead of spending more on these decorative ideas, why not use your own inkjet printer? Here are a few tips to consider.

1. Think of how you want your smart phone to look like. Your choice of mobile phone often reflects who you are and what your lifestyle is. Why not prep up your phone with the design that you think suits your character best? You can always have a concept in mind and from there you can create a design that will make your smart phone look better.

2. Use compatible printer software. Certain inkjet printers require compatible software to create the design you want for your smart phone. For instance, PromoJet Solvent Inkjet Printer would require that you have an Adobe Illustrator or Adobe Photoshop or CorelDraw. You can always ask your inkjet printer provider should you have queries regarding this aspect.

3. Choose from simple to complex designs whichever you wish. You can always consider printing your name on an inkjet printer with a picture of you on top of it. Use sticker paper to make the work easier when you need to place the output on your smart phone. You may also consider using different sticker paper colors to make your phone stand out with the design you have chosen. Mix and match that color with your phone’s shade. This concept can replace the readymade peel-and-stick ideas to decorate your phone.

There are a few tips to consider in here too. You must take note that the peel-and-stick process is not that easy. Make sure you have measured the area where you will place the design later on. That way, you will not keep on making designs and printing them only to throw them in the garbage. Make up your mind as to the design you want on your smart phone as well.

Once you are done printing out your object, then you are ready to stick them on your smart phone. One word of advice here: You should stick the label or the design slowly but surely. Otherwise, your effort will be put to waste.

4. Combine the design produced by your inkjet printer with smart phone accessories offered in the market. Do you want to use charms that will hang on your smart phone? Personalize these charms by printing your name through your inkjet printer and sticking your initials on each bead. You can also print phrases or words which you think will make your phone look smarter.

These are a few tips to take note of when you want to decorate your smart phone using your inkjet printer. Save as much resources as you can during the printing process.

This Article is written by John C Arkin, contributor of PrintCountry News Articles.

8 Smart Tips to Scan and Print Your Family Photos Fast

Saturday, January 29th, 2011

Carey Paris, a writer for Articlesbase.com, said that photo printing used to involve time and effort. It involved buying a film, taking the shot, taking the film back to the processor and getting the printed output. Not only is this process tedious; you might end up having a family photo you never wanted. In this day and age when you can scan and print photos on your own, you can use the following smart tips:

1.   Open your scanner’s software program. You can install it on your PC’s or laptops. From there, you can open the scanner lid and place the photo on top of the device’s bed then close the lid before you press the word “Scan” (usually seen along the small buttons found on the machine).

2.   Preview the scanned family photo. You would certainly want to make sure you won’t end up messing the printouts. This is why this tip is very essential in the process. You can preview the photo using your PC. Make sure that the borders are straight and even.

3.   Edit the image. Have you seen a member of your family with a red eye on the photo? Well, you simply have to use the “Red Eye Removal” button on the right side of the “Edit Pictures” section found in the Microsoft Office Picture Manager.

4.   Use editing tools. Aside from “Red Eye Removal”, you also have tools to adjust “brightness and contrast”, “color”, “rotate and flip” and crop. You can use any of these tools to make sure you have captured a perfect family photo before you even print them.

5.   Rescan the photo. This is when you have made changes to the original photo you have scanned.

6.   Put your photo printer into work. Before doing that, you can load the printer with photo paper. Then, you can press the “Print” button found on your PC, right in the spot where the scanned family photos can be found.

7.   Clean old photos before scanning. Who says scanning and printing family photos can only be made possible using newly-taken pictures? The truth is that you can restore your old photos and print a new version. Scanning the picture to be converted to its digital format will require another process that you must be familiar with.

8.   Get quick tips from your photo printer provider. Notice that some printers have built-in scanners in them. These ones may require other steps aside from those provided above. In this case, you need to seek the help of the photo printer provider to make sure you have placed a captivated picture nicely in print.

These are smart tips you should bear in mind if you want to spend lesser time scanning and printing your family photos. You need not seek expert’s help as long as you have tried the process once.

This Article is written by John C Arkin, contributor of PrintCountry News Articles.

How to Print from Your HTC Smart Phone

Saturday, January 29th, 2011

We live in a time where convenience is one of the main reasons why customers will purchase a certain product. Take HTC smart phones for example. Everything can be done in these little devices. Browsing, messaging, calling and now even printing documents.

How do you easily transmit documents directly from your HTC smart phone to your printer? Here’s a guide for your convenience.

Tools you can use for HTC phones

What you need to be able to print directly from your smart phone are software that will cater to the specific printer you will be using. HTC themselves have a default software that was made exactly for this function.

If you have the current models of HTC smart phones, then most probably the JETCET Print 5 will be installed in your handset. This software lets you print documents, photos, emails and others from your HTC smart phones. Using the JETCET Print, you can easily detect available printers for your use and quickly send your files to them for printing.

Aside from the normal documents, you can also print appointments, contacts and tasks directly from your HTC smart phone. JETCET is compatible with printers such as Canon, Epson and HP.

If you do not have this default software on your mobile than you can always look for third party websites that offer print from phone software for your mobile. One example is the Google’s Cloud Print where you can connect your printer and print from phone anywhere you want to.

Here, you can log into your Gmail accounts and send files, documents, etc. from your phone to be printed at your printer at home. Just go into Google’s mobile web interface and register your PC. Once you do this, Google automatically adds any printer you have connected on that particular PC. Easy as that! All you need is a good internet connection and you are good to go.

Another software for HTC smart phones is the ActivePrint Traveler. You can print photos, office documents, web pages and plain text documents directly from your HTC smart phone to your printer. You need to install the software’s app on your phone and your printer before you can continue printing.

How much will these cost?

Depending on the software you will be choosing, these things relatively cost cheap; most of them are even free like Google’s Cloud Print and the JETCET Print since it’s automatically installed when you get your HTC phone.

The convenience brought about by using such software is definitely worth more than the cash you will be dishing out upon purchase. Using you HTC smart phones or any other mobile device for that matter, you can just click and print important documents anytime and anywhere.

This Article is written by John C Arkin, contributor of PrintCountry News Articles.

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