Printing can be quite costly, especially when you consider the number of documents printed each day. An individual document consisting of one or two pages, doesn't seem like it would have a big impact on printing costs. However, when you estimate the price per printed color page at between three and ten cents in an environment where hundreds of pages are printed everyday, the cost mounts quickly.
Printing documents that don’t need to be filed in hardcopy form will needlessly drive up printing costs. Just imagine if users printed somewhere around 500 sheets per week in color, not giving any thought to the amount of ink being used. This could total over $2,600 a year.