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Print smarter: Save money for your small business while helping the environment

Print smarter: Save money for your small business while helping the environment

LEXINGTON, Ky., Dec. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Printing smarter can have multiple benefits for your small business, helping you save money and reduce your environmental impact.

Here are some tips that will help you conserve ink or toner and paper, while still allowing you to accomplish what you need to do:

Duplex print. Many printers and copiers are capable of duplex printing, which means they can print on the front and back sides of paper. This is an easy way to reduce paper use by half. The Lexmark E250d monochrome laser printer is one of many Lexmark printers that come standard with duplex printing. Priced at $199(1), the Lexmark E250d is compact, ultra-quiet and fast, printing at speeds up to 30 pages per minute (ppm). For users who are looking for all-in-one functionality, the Lexmark X9350 Wireless All-in-One is an inkjet printer that offers automatic two-sided printing in addition to copy, scan and fax capabilities. It prints at speeds up to 32 ppm(2) in black and 27 ppm(2) in color for $249(1). With integrated duplex printing, you'll not only enjoy considerable cost savings, but you'll help save the environment too.

Use print preview. See what a document will look like before you hit print. Using "print preview" allows you to spot pages with single lines of text or single spreadsheet columns and to adjust margins and formats as needed to streamline your document. This can be especially helpful when printing Excel files, where content in a single cell can lead to many unnecessary printed pages.

Purchase recycled paper. It's easy to find printer paper made from as much as 100 percent post-consumer recycled content. Look for it next time you are stocking up on paper.

"At Lexmark, we design our products with the environment in mind - from integrated duplex printing to energy-efficient features," said Marty Canning, Lexmark vice president and president of its Printing Solutions and Services Division. "Our products, solutions and services can help you get more done while being environmentally and fiscally responsible."

Another way to help the environment, while at the same time getting rid of clutter, is to discard unused printers or empty inkjet or laser cartridges in a responsible manner. Not only will you feel good about doing it, it could have tax benefits as well.

Here are some tips for disposing of:

Inkjet cartridges. Lexmark's Cartridge Collection Program offers a free and environmentally responsible way to discard empty inkjet cartridges. Simply tell us that you would like a postage paid return bag, and we'll send one to you, making the transaction free and easy. Lexmark will in turn recycle the empty inkjet cartridges.

Customers can also receive extra incentives to recycle through the Lexmark Rewards program, which gives participants one free ink cartridge for every five empty cartridges(3) they return to Lexmark for recycling in a 12-month period. This program applies to almost all Lexmark branded inkjet cartridges(4).

Laser toner cartridges. Lexmark's Cartridge Collection Program recycles laser toner cartridges. To request a prepaid return-shipping label for your empty Lexmark laser printer cartridges, go to http://www.lexmark.com/.

Printers. Lexmark's Equipment Collection Program allows for your old Lexmark printer to be shipped back to Lexmark via the most convenient method available to you. Lexmark will then recycle your printer.

For more technology tips for small business owners and detailed information about Lexmark's full inkjet and laser product lines, visit http://www.lexmark.com/smb.

About Lexmark

Lexmark International, Inc. provides businesses and consumers in more than 150 countries with a broad range of printing and imaging products, solutions and services that help them to be more productive. In 2006, Lexmark reported $5.1 billion in revenue. Learn how Lexmark can help you get more done at http://www.lexmark.com/.

Lexmark and Lexmark with diamond design are trademarks of Lexmark International, Inc., registered in the U.S. and/or other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

(1) All prices are estimated street prices in U.S. dollars - actual prices may vary.

(2) Printing in draft mode and excludes time to paper feed. See http://www.lexmark.com/ for details.

(3) Cartridges must be purchased at Lexmarkstore.com, hosted and operated by Digital River, Inc. Customers will receive a promotional code that can only be redeemed at Lexmarkstore.com. Restrictions apply. For details see terms and conditions at http://www.lexmarkrewards.com/.

(4) Excludes Lexmark No. 2 and No. 3 cartridges.

All prices, features, specifications and capabilities are subject to change without notice.

Lexmark International, Inc.

CONTACT: Nancy Fraley, Lexmark International, Inc., +1-859-232-3708,
[email protected]

Web site: http://www.lexmark.com/

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