Cost per Print for Inkjet & Laser Printer
After i have done all this information search on the pros and cons on the net regarding Laser printer. It has come across my mind whether Laser printer is really that good or not. Therefore, i have done a research between HP laser Printer and HP Inkjet Printer to see whether which is more viable for me.
Since i will be mostly using black and white printout for my work. For my convenience, i will be looking around the same specs and price.
HP LaserJet 1020 Printer_-_Cost $USD $179.99/-
Black print speed_-_Up to 15 ppm (Page Per Minute)
Black print resolution_-_Up to 600 x 600 dpi (1200 dpi effective output)=============================================
Cartridge_-_HP LaserJet Q2612A Black Print Cartridge_-_Cost $USD $69.99/-
Average cartridge yield (letter)_-_2,000 standard pages (Based on 5% coverage)
Cost per Print_-_USD $0.034995/-
HP Deskjet 6840 Printer_-_Cost USD $179.99/-
Black print speed_-_Up to 30 ppm (Page Per Minute)
Black print resolution_-_Up to 1200 rendered dpi black
Cartridge_-_HP 96 Black Inkjet Print Cartridge with Vivera Ink (C8767WN)_-_USD $29.99/-A
verage cartridge yield (letter)_-_800 standard pages (Based on 5% coverage)
Cost per Print_-_USD $0.0374875/-
Therefore, after i have done a research like this, the only think i have found that, the cost of printing is roughly the same for both type of printer. The difference is laser printer can print more paper. But it also cost more to buy one laser toner cartridge.
So, for the inkjet wise, to print 2,000 standard pages, the cost will be USD $74.975/-
hmmm....given a situation like this. the costing will be somehow the same. but that is in theory. In Practical terms, i would have to get 3 HP 96 cartridges in order to get 2,400 pages of standard printout. Which means my cost will be USD $89.97/-
Given another senerio, i would buy 3rd party ink and pump it into my original cartridge. (Which i believe the printhead wouldnt gave up on me so easily)
hm....after checking through the net, searching for a better alternative that can give me the best "value" for money.So...i bought an automatic refill system (one time cost) which it will couple an ink tank which can roughly fill my original cartridge 2.476 time. This will cost me around USD $50/-So with this, i calculate my cost.
1 Original HP 96 Cartridge cost_-_USD $29.99/-
The Auto Refill System cost_-_USD $50.00/-
Total costing_-_USD $79.99/-
Total ink i have HP 96 (21ml) + refill ink Tank (52ml) = 73mlML (mililitres per standard page)_-_0.02625
Therefore, i could print 2,780 pages
Cost per Print_-_USD $0.028763527/- (!!!!!!WOW!!!!!!)
In this aspect, i would have save much much more per printout as compared to the laser printer. As usual, i would say that this is from my personal view on how i could try to save on my own cost. If you have a better ways to get around to a problem. Feel free give me feedbacks. I would love to hear from you. As you know, who wouldn't want to save cost?
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