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.
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.