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Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)

When purchasing a printer, consumers tend to look at the price tag in front of them and do not consider other
variables that accumulate during the life of the printer such as consumables.

Defining TCO


You can calculate a printer's total cost of ownership (TCO) by combining the purchase price*, toner costs*
(cost per page), reliability, and support. Different printers will excel in one or more areas, but all must
be considered when defining TCO.

*All calculations are based on Hardware and Consumable prices as of November 2009 and also include
all User Replaceable Parts including Toners, Drums, Belts & Fusers. Prices and calculations shown are
a guideline only and are exclusive of VAT.


Small Workgoup: HP vs Kyocera

HP P1005

HP Laserjet P1005


A4 Mono Laser Printer
£83.00 ex vat
Kyocera FS-2020D

Kyocera FS-2020D


A4 Mono Laser Printer with Duplex
£295.00 ex vat

We have compared the HP Laserjet P1005 and the Kyocera FS-2020D. Although the initial buy price for the Kyocera is 3x more than the HP, the Kyocera will save you money overall.

Based on printing 500 pages per month (@ 5% page coverage):
Period 6 mths 12 mths 18 mths 24 mths 30 mths 36 mths
Number of Pages Printed 3,000 6,000 9,000 12,000 15,000 18,000
HP Laserjet P1005 - Replacement Toner Yield: 1,500 pages*
Total cost of Printer + Consumable purchases £171.34 £259.68 £348.02 £436.36 £524.70 £613.04
Kyocera FS-2020D - Replacement Toner Yield: 12,000 pages*
Total cost of Printer + Consumable purchases £295.00 £370.04 £370.04 £370.04 £370.04 £370.04



Medium Workgoup: Samsung vs OKI

Samsung CLP-660ND

Samsung CLP-660ND


A4 Colour Laser Printer with Duplex
£361.00 ex vat
Oki C710DN

OKI C710DN


A4 Colour Laser Printer with Duplex
£727.00 ex vat

We have compared the Samsung CLP-660ND and the OKI C710DN. Although the initial buy price for the OKI is more than twice the price of the Samsung, the OKI will save you money overall.

Based on printing 1,500 colour pages per month (@ 5% page coverage):
Period 6 mths 12 mths 18 mths 24 mths 30 mths 36 mths
Number of Pages Printed 9,000 18,000 27,000 36,000 45,000 54,000
Samsung CLP-660ND - Replacement Toner Yield: Black - 5,500 pages* | CMY - 5,000 pages*
Total cost of Printer + Consumable purchases £1,134.84 £1,832.35 £2,295.60 £3,069.44 £3,766.95 £4,652.17
OKI C710DN - Replacement Toner Yield: Black - 11,000 pages* | CMY - 11,500 pages*
Total cost of Printer + Consumable purchases £1,176.33 £1,781.78 £1,904.20 £2,451.10 £2,964.30 £3,569.75



Large Workgoup: Konica Minolta vs OKI

Konica magicolor 7450 II

Konica magicolor 7450 II


A3 Colour Laser Printer + Duplex Unit
£1,226.00 ex vat
Oki C810DN

OKI C810DN


A3 Colour Laser Printer with Duplex
£1,067.00 ex vat

We have compared the Konica magicolor 7450 II + Duplex Unit and the OKI C810DN. Not only is the initial buy price for the OKI less than the Konica, the running costs will save you even more.

Based on printing 3,000 colour pages per month (@ 5% page coverage):
Period 6 mths 12 mths 18 mths 24 mths 30 mths 36 mths
Number of Pages Printed 18,000 36,000 54,000 72,000 90,000 108,000
Konica magicolor 7450 II - Replacement Toner Yield: Black - 15,000 pages* | CMY - 12,000 pages*
Total cost of Printer + Consumable purchases £2,458.83 £3,747.65 £5,218.29 £6,361.66 £7,594.49 £8,975.67
OKI C810DN - Replacement Toner Yield: Black - 8,000 pages* | CMY - 8,000 pages*
Total cost of Printer + Consumable purchases £1,785.56 £3,097.72 £4,050.60 £5,003.48 £6,016.15 £7,388.88
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