Steve, I remember talking to the sales rep about that printer at the
Mobility conference.   It is so new I don't think anyone has any non-sales
information on it.    If it does what it says, then it looks like a great

I would also check with The Top Floor, or other vendors about printer
service contract solutions.  I am on a Xerox one and I just pay a flat fee
per-print (similar to copier contracts), and when I need toner they just
send me a new one, at no cost.   At FHU we standardized on the Xerox 6500
Color laser series (we already had some when I came on board).    I have
them set so that by default they print in B/W and if someone wants color
they need to go into the properties and manually change the setting before
they print.

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On Thu, Jun 5, 2014 at 12:26 PM, Steve Ligett <[log in to unmask]>

> Thanks for all your replies. I will do what I can to reduce color
> printing, and turn off the ability to print multiple copies on the
> printers, excepting the copier. I should note that the inkjet printer I am
> looking at uses ink that costs about 1.25 cents per page for b/w, and 6.5
> cents per page for color. (At market pricing for the cartridges and the 5%
> coverage standard. The black cartridge is rated for 9200 pages -- it's not
> the same thing as a desktop printer cartridge.)
> Oh, and I'll show all teachers how to scan to email - then they could
> share the scanned document rather than print copies for all.
> steve
> On Wed, Jun 4, 2014 at 1:10 PM, Steve Ligett <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
>> Hi - I'm looking at my supplies budget for next year. Yikes. It's large,
>> and it's largely toner for laser printers. (Paper is in another
>> budget.) Ok, we need to reduce printing. But I also want to reduce the
>> price per page. We're using 3rd party toner for all but one of our
>> printers. I could go to self-refill to trim that cost. Anyone doing that?
>> Or I could try inkjet. HP has inkjets with "page-wide" heads that they
>> say are fast, as good as laser, and less expensive per page. Anyone using
>> those?
>> How are you reducing your supplies costs?
>> thanks,
>> steve
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