How much will a machine cost to run?

If the user buys the consumables for their printer, then it is impossible to know for sure which is cheapest, as it depends entirely on the amount of toner/cartridge coverage on the page – it can range from 1% to over 150% or more coverage.

The only way in which we can work out average running costs is through the ISO [International Organization for Standardization] toner/cartridge yields, which allows us to work out how much it costs to print a standard PDF document. From this information, we can then say that one machine is cheaper to run than another.

Should a customer need their print costs to be at a guaranteed price, then the only option in a Managed Print Service [MPS], which allows you to get a set cost per page printed.

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