Thursday, 19 July 2012

JET AND TONER PRINTER COST COMPARISON




Which printer is the least cost system for me, including printer cartridge usage, over three years?

We are looking at a situation such as a small office or a large family, with usage of say 300 to 500 pages per month (average 400). Say 300 pages of black & 100 pages of colours
We are talking low entry cost, including colour , and Multi function i.e. copies, scans, and of course, prints from memory.
For comparison purposes we have selected an inkjet printer and toner printer from the same brand, Brother. Both printers have rated well in reviews.
The inkjet is the MFC-J430W, with a rated speed of 4.3 pages per minute, and an average cost of approx $100.00. Genuine print cartridges (Brother LC40BK cost approx. $25.00 each, and colours $17.00 each). Their yield is approx. 300 pages, black, or each colour.
The toner printer is the DCP-9010CN, printing at 16 pages per minute, and has a cost of approx. $350.00. Genuine toner cartridges cost approx. $80 each and  the colours $75 each. The black has a yield of 2,200 pages and the colours 1,400 pages each.

PRINTER
PRICE
COST PER PAGE
RUNNING COSTS PER MONTH
TOTAL COST PER MONTH
3-YEAR RUNNING COSTS
TOTAL 3-YEAR COST
BLACK
COLOUR
MONO
COLOUR
MFC-J430W
$100
8.3c
5.7c
$24.90
$5.70
$30.60
$1101.60
$1201.60
DCP-9010CN
$350
3.6c
5.6c
$10.80
$5.60
$16.40
  $590.40
  $940.40

Based on a three year life period, the toner printer is a better return for your investment than the inkjet.




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