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General Chat Thread, Managed print - cost per page in General; They may be the same cost per page, but you will use less toner/wax etc overall on an MFD over ...
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    They may be the same cost per page, but you will use less toner/wax etc overall on an MFD over a Printer any day of the week.

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    3p colour, 0.03p mono - printers provided with no rental / lease cost - have about 20

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    For Sharp kit you are looking at 3p colour and 0.003 for mono, generally colour is ten times more.

    Modern lasers are generally around 10-20p a page depending on brand, obiously you need to take into account leases, electricity and paper.

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    Wow you guys are cheap!

    16 pence for colour A3
    8 pence mono A3

    12 pence colour A4
    5 pence mono A5

    Not set by me by the way

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    ours are all sub 1p per page in terms of costs and similar to the costs shown at the beginning of the threads, we have ours on a mix of LEA and non-LEA KonicaMinolta MFD printers here (We are going over to the LEAs contract as they can get low low prices again to what we have agreed in the past slowly, as not all ours renew at the same time)

    Check with your LEA if possible, theres a specific framework that a lot of these copier companies should use if dealing with you on education and those costs are quite scandalous.

    Thats our costs in terms of what we pay to the companies for the leasing, we charge higher internally for our billing,

    Its 2p per colour 10 per bw A4 here with a 1.5 multiplier for duplex and double for A3 printing
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    We're currently looking at implementing printing costs here, and have recently installed Papercut to monitor this terms activity. We are hopefully going to work out student / teacher allowances with this + taking into account what other people here have suggested on here. We have about 6-7 different printer models here, and alongside that 2 small ricoh devices and a large one. I went through all the toner cartridges "expected life" and worked out the cost per page and rounded it up. The average worked out at 4p Mono 7p Colour just for toner costs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spadam View Post
    Why do you encourage teachers to photocopy more than print? I'm sure there's a good reason, I just haven't got a clue what it is...
    Quote Originally Posted by X-13 View Post
    Photocopiers are generally cheaper per copy than printers.
    Actually we have a Konica print solution so our print and photocopy costs are now identical. It's a legacy thing for us from where printing used to be more expensive. We also want to encourage teachers to plan ahead a little more than half a school day. We want them to be using our repographics lady for larger print runs (>20ish copies).

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    I've just been tasked with getting a couple of extra quotes for ours... I've got one company - but I'd be interested to get some recommendations of companies too...

    Thought I'd list our actual devices now, in case there are any companies looking who fancy getting in touch...


    1. Km BH250 (Donated – would need replacing, only in my office, doesn’t do a lot of printing) 0.79p
    2. KM C224 (0.4p/4p)
    3. KM C253 (0.75p/6.1p)
    4. Ricoh MP2550 (0.62p)
    5. Ricoh MP907ex (0.34p)
    6. Ricoh MPC300 * (0.55p/5.55p)
    7. Ricoh MPC300 * (0.55p/5.55p)
    8. Ricoh MPC300 * (0.55p/5.55p)
    9. Ricoh MPC300 * (0.54p/5.39p)
    10. Ricoh MPC300 * (0.54p/5.39p)
    11. Lexmark Cs748 (£50pcm inc 1000 mono prints 0.6/6p after)
    12. Lexmark Cs748 (£50pcm inc 1000 mono prints 0.6/6p after)
    13. Lexmark M1145 (£25pcm inc 750 mono prints 1p after)
    14. Lexmark M3150 (£30pcm inc 1500 mono prints 0.7p after)
    15. Lexmark M3150 (£30pcm inc 1500 mono prints 0.7p after)


    *=leased but don't have details of the lease cost to hand.

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    Have just sent you a PM RichCowell

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    We have a networked colour photocopier in one school and the cost is significantly lower than the printers - much better quality too. We are currently looking at a managed print solution in my other school - a networked photocopier and four mono laser printers and the cost per page is around about the first few posts. We have looked at a local provider, Canon, Sharp and Ricoh so far

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    We've used Lynbook - a local company for many years - and have one direct with Ricoh - we'd never go direct again! What an absolute nightmare we've had - despite the fact that we've got Ricoh's from the local supplier - we're just too small for Ricoh to take an interest in really... love their devices - hate their support...

    I've heard from a few sources that all the big manufacturers are the same with smaller clients... so it's not something we'd risk again...

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    To be fair to Toshiba they have been pretty good so far with us.

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    we charge departments 2ppp mono and 8ppp colour, with a 0.1ppp discount for duplexing (so a 2 page document duplex is 3.8p). That covers the whole lot including paper and lease of the machines.

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