The upside to the Brother (and some Dell) lasers is that the toner cartridges do not include the imaging drum, which greatly reduces the price of replacing them.  The drums can be replaced as needed.


On Wed, Jun 4, 2014 at 2:54 PM, Dennis DeWeerdt <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
In order to reduce printing costs I bought some Brother HL-2270DW Laserjets. They were on sale at Staples for $99 ea. They are a little quirky to setup but will work plugged in or wirelessly. As far as Toner, I have been purchasing from ebay and getting reimbursed. 
Three toner cartridges were $33: So $11ea. and 2600 pages per cartridge That works out to about .004 per page for toner. They are compatibles but have worked flawlessly so far. An example is here:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/200607836957?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT


On Wed, Jun 4, 2014 at 1:28 PM, John Peters <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

Inkjet costs are generally higher than laser.  An inkjet will cost about $.43  per page where laser costs are about $.08 per page.  If you can convince people to give up their printers the real savings are in using copier machines.  The cost runs about $.005 per page for b/w and $.08 per page color.  They also have a much higher yield at about 40K copies per toner refill.

 

John Peters

Director of Technology

North Country Supervisory Union

121 Duchess Ave Suite A

Newport, VT 05855

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From: School Information Technology Discussion [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Steve Ligett
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Subject: Supplies - Ink vs Laser?

 

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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