Bright Ideas Printing Tips

Hey friends! I’m linking up with the Bright Ideas Blog Hop!

One thing I *love* about blogging is that we all have different ideas and ways to do things, blogs make it so easy to use collaboration! Some of my best friends exist in the virtual world! I can find an idea about how to do just about anything in blog land! Right now, I’m on this economic kick. I realize HOW much money I spend on school and I’m trying to cut back a tad. 

I don’t know about your school, but at my new school, colored ink is like liquid gold! I was 
so blessed in TX to pretty much have all the ink I wanted! Now, I do not get it at all~~!!! 
So I tried a few things today to help out with my ink issue. I guess I didn’t realize how lucky I was and became kinda of *ink spoiled*!!! 

So here are a few things I tried…

First..I am scaling down my cover pages. I am printing them at 60% instead of 100%. To do this, just go to settings, and print options, click on “Scale”…change it from 100% to whatever percent you wish.

 The page is printed at a smaller scale. Since it’s just the cover page that’s mainly used for storing the game, it’s not that big of a difference. I do this with ALL of my cover pages!

Pretty easy right? 
Another option is I print in black and white on bright, colored paper!  This still makes the activity colorful without using tons of ink. In my classroom, I do not do one more than the other. Meaning I have a balance of B & W on colored paper  and colored games and activities. It helps keep the kids from getting bored with one format 🙂 

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2 thoughts on “Bright Ideas Printing Tips”

  1. I worked at a school once and they would print color copies for flyers and normal things. Drove me crazy. I just felt it was a waste of time and resources (ie. my money.) A black and white copy on a bright paper is just as effective! Great post!

    Jennifer from Simply Kinder

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