Friday, 18 January 2013


When you go to purchase a toner printer for business usage, or for frequent printing from home (home/office), which toner cartridge yield size should  you really think about?

Your very first thought will probably be 'the bigger the yield, the extra pages I can print ahead of having to buy yet another toner cartridge'. And for the most part, that may be right. But big isn't necessarily beautiful.

Often,u pon looking in the printers that use greater yield cartridges, you'll discover that they also have quicker print speeds. "Even better" you might say. True, for those who have money to burn.

 Within the case of firms which have a high demand for printing, for example professional printers or mail out organizations, then you can surely get a return from your investment by printers that are high yield with quick throughput.

But what is you're a company that say only has a high demand for printing at the end of your month (statements for example), then you will have an highly-priced piece of equipment doing little to earn its preserve for the rest on the month. So what if the printer takes four hours rather than 1 hour to accomplish an end-of month run.

For instance you'll be able to acquire a Lexmark X854e MFP for ONLY $17,000 with a monthly duty cycle (maximum advisable monthly usage) of approx. 300,000 impressions. It has an output speed of 55 pages per minute and may srack up to 5,100 sheets. For several companies this could be like using an elephant gun for shooting rabbits. The Lexmark cartridge for this number cruncher is the X850 at an approx. expense of $200, although having a gigantic yield of 30,000 pages, or $0.06c every page -good value when you can afford the machine.

For a majority of customers, the Brother HL-4570CDW at $475 would prove eye-catching usage wise, with an output of 30 pages per minute, plus a monthly duty cycle of 60,000 pages, along with a holding capacity of 250 sheets. It reviews really highly. It can be the perfect printer when you want to print dozens of pages every day, printing at a rated speed of 28 pages per minute for both black & colour. The laser toner printer cartridge for your Brother HL-4570CDW would be the TN340BK using a 2,500 page yield, at approx. $80 per cartridge, or the TN3480BK compatible, using a 4,000 page yield at $64 per cartridge..

So as you'll be able to see from the two different printers, its really usage which in turn effects price (for both the printer and the cartridge), which is the deciiding factorr as to what you get.

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