How can I find out the total cost of ownership for my printer?

The TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) of a machine refers to the expected cost of the machine by the time it reaches the end of its duty cycle. When buying a printer, many customers only take the initial price of the machine into consideration. If the face value of a machine is relatively cheap, this doesn’t necessarily mean that the total cost of ownership will be the same.

In fact, in many cases, cheaper printers can end up being more expensive in the long-run. Replacement parts, ink and toner all contribute to the TCO of a machine, so that cheap and cheerful machine may prove to be much costlier than you first anticipated.

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