Printable Signs – Printing and Display Tips

There are many resources for free printable signs on the internet but what are some of the best ways to print and display them.  In this article I will share some tips for printing and displaying your signs that I have used in the past.

PRINTING TIPS

BUY GOOD QUALITY PAPER

Standard copy paper usually has a weight of 80gsm. I would recommend buying paper no less than 120gsm. Anything less than this prints colour poorly as the paper is not thick enough to absorb the ink properly.

WHAT TYPE OF PRINTER SHOULD I USE?

These are some general tips for buying a Printer but the technology is changing all the time.  Remember just because the Printer is cheap doesn’t mean it won’t cost you a fortune in toner cartridges.  sign holder

INKJET PRINTERS

Ink jet Printers are usually cheaper to buy but the consumables, i.e. Printer Toners / Fusers tend to be more expensive. The general rule of thumb is the cheaper the Printer, the more expensive the Toner. Ink jet Printers also tend to be slower than Laser Printers. Ink jet Printers are for high quality photographic prints as they are set up for this.

LASER PRINTERS

Laser Printers are quieter, faster and usually provide you with less hassle with fewer printer errors. Laser Printer ink cartridges are usually cheaper than Ink jet cartridges. Laser Printers are best for text documents and Posters with a lot of solid colour.

TIPS FOR SAVING MONEY ON PRINTING COSTS

Buy a new printer.  If you’re using an older Printer you’re probably buying expensive toner cartridges. The newer models are a lot cheaper and their consumables can be quite a bit cheaper. You might find that the savings on the new consumables are enough to offset the cost of buying a new printer within a few months.

Recycle printer cartridges. Many office supply stores will give you discounted toner cartridges if you return your empty toner cartridges to them. And it’s good for the environment too.

Consider refilling toner cartridges rather than returning them. You can buy a kit for refilling ink jet cartridges that can save you a money over time.

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