GreenPrint 2.2.1

Reviewed by Chris Thomas

"Eliminate unwanted pages, saving ink."

Overview

Greenprint is a powerful print managing/tracking solution that makes it possible to greatly reduce the amount of ink and paper used during each operation, thereby promoting lower printing costs and more environmentally friendly practices. By tracking and reporting printer paper/ink usage statistics this program makes it easier to compare the efficacy of printers and reduce unnecessary resource expenditure.

Installation

With a file size of a little more than 6 MB, this application downloads and installs easily without consuming much disk space. The setup process is facilitated by a convenient step-by-step, wizard-style guide that even the most novice user could run to completion. Compatible with Windows XP, Vista, and 7.

Interface

The Greenprint user interface integrates seamlessly with the functionality of your printer to provide a comprehensive control panel that gives you the ability to monitor, measure, and reduce the usage of printer resources. A “Printing Preferences” window appears upon initiating a print task and provides access to four useful administrative/informative tabs – Print Settings, Features, Rules, and About.

Pros

  • Provides comprehensive reports that contain operational data for stats pertaining to your printer's performance

  • Reports generated display several interesting statistics, including the number of pages, trees, and dollars saved in total, and within each printing task

  • Can help you determine which printer is the most cost-effective by letting you compare ink/paper usage side-by-side

  • Helps you quickly identify which printers are not cost-effective, and can therefore contribute towards energy/resource management efforts

  • Self-explanatory functionality makes it easy for even the most novice users to become acquainted with the core functionality

  • Reduces the amount of wasted paper by giving you the ability to eliminate blank pages that are often thrown into the recycling bin unnecessarily (i.e. – pages that only have a single line of content or do not need to be printed at all)

  • You can use predefined settings to automatically analyze and optimize printing tasks, or utilize one of the many control functions to specify your own custom printing assignments

  • Provides an integrated PDF writer that makes it easy to edit the content of your print jobs within an interactive and intuitive interface

  • Lets you reported statistics on an overall basis or on a date-by-date basis

  • Integrated help documentation and details about your printer can be easily accessed within the "About" tab

Cons

  • Although the software is compatible with most major printers, some users have expressed concerns about compatibility issues with certain models.

Alternatives

Similar software in terms of functionality include FinePrint, PretonSaver, and GreenCloud Printer.

Conclusion

If you're looking for an easy way to monitor the expenditure of printer ink, paper, and even the number of trees that your printer has consumed, GreenPrint offers a compact unique solution that anyone can appreciate.

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Antivirus information

Download3K has downloaded and tested GreenPrint on 2 Jun 2012 with some of Today's best antivirus engines and you can find below, for your convenience, the scan results:
  • Avira:

    Clean
  • Kaspersky:

    Clean
  • NOD32:

    Clean
GreenPrint Antivirus Report
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