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11 November, 2012

I actually did some math

Of course, I did some math.

Firstly, I don't use third-party so-called "equal or exceeding original manufacturer's standard".
Base on the best street pricing of genuine ink and toner, without calculating the overhead such as electricity and paper cost, a A4 print with "5% coverage" would cost:
17.24 cents (colour) on Brother MFC-9840CDW (laser colour)
2.936 cents (mono) on Brother MFC-8890DW (laser mono)
23 cents (colour) on Epson 1410 (just retired inkjet printer)
9.8 cents (colour) on Epson WF-7520 (A3+ mutlifunction inkjet printer)
and
7.8 cents (colour) on Epson WP-4590 (A4 mutlifunction inkjet printer)

So, apart from black and white laser, the new Epson WorkForce Pro WP-4590 really saves money on printing.
Oh, colour laser printout is not as cheap as colour inkjet.

related blog entries:
exceed original manufacturer's specifications, so what? (22 December, 2010)

Epson WorkForce Pro WP-4590 (9 November, 2012)
a poor man's (another) printer (Epson WorkForce WF-7520) (5 September, 2012)
bargain hunting: a backup printer, actually two (Epson NEX-125) (30 September, 2011)
a printer (Brother MFC-9840CDW) (22 September, 2010)
bye bye Epson Stylus Photo R230 (16 August 2010)
Brother MFC-8890DW (28 March, 2010)
Epson 1410 (Epson Stylus Photo 1410, 10 August, 2009)
Brother label printer (Brother QL-570 Label Printer, 12 May, 2009)
new toy - Brother P-touch 1280 (Brother P-touch 1280, 27 April, 2007)

Posted by Antony on 11 November 2012 7:08 AM | gadget
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can you calculate for me how many pages you will have to print on your new printer to pay it off? at 2c better off over the WF-7520 per page i am thinking you would need to print 25,000 pages to come out ahead...based on a price of $500 for the printer...
Posted by Sam on 11 November 2012 8:33 AM.
The Epson WP-4590 is to replace Brother MFC-9840CDW (both A4 category).
Epson WP-4590 is cheaper than one set of MFC-9840CDW's toners (4 high capacity). Each page is down to less than half as in colour laser.
Of course, a set of extra-high WP-4590 capacity inks is much much cheaper than a set of MFC-9840CDW's high capacity toners.
Posted by Antony on 11 November 2012 9:31 AM.
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