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    Help me convince my boss to upgrade printers

    Hi

    Been trying for a few weeks now to convince my boss to upgrade out very old printers (we have black lasers and a colour inkjet on a crap print external print server that don't work). He seems to think the only improtant thing is cost per page but trying to explain other benfits seem not to be imprtant.

    We currely have HP Business inkjets 2800
    and would like to replace them with brother hl-4040cn

    Did a quick cost per page and seem pretty close maybe inkjet wins, but from experience i know they are crap and stats really don't work out in real life.

    Any help or suggestions on technicas to get him come round would be very helpful

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    HL4040 are circa 7p a sheet I think.

    What sort of volumes are you printing? Possibly a cheap mfd which are like penny per sheet etc

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    It does depend on what room but around 200 a week on average, what model mfd is that?

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    I did this calculation over a year ago.

    prices below include cost of Paper
    Per box 9.45
    Per Ream 1.89
    Per Sheet 0.00378 [/edit]

    Good Quality HP Printer, similar to staffroom (P4015n)

    Cost of printer 738
    Maintenance kit 275.5
    Maintenance kit over lifetime of printer (X2) 551
    Cost of printer over lifetime 1289
    Expected lifetime (pages) 700000
    Toner Cost (genuine High yield) 198.1
    number of copies per toner 25000
    number of toners over lifetime 28
    Cost of toners over lifetime of printer 5546.8
    Total Cost over printer lifetime 9481.8
    cost per page 0.013545428571429


    Average midrange printer, Similar to ITSuite (3015), Science, Library

    Cost of printer 311
    Maintenance kit 218
    Maintenance kit over lifetime of printer (X2) None. Cheaper to bin printer. Rollers = 30
    Cost of printer over lifetime 341
    Expected lifetime (pages) 250000
    Toner Cost (genuine High yield) 144.15
    number of copies per toner 12500
    number of toners over lifetime 20
    Cost of toners over lifetime of printer 2883
    Total Cost over printer lifetime 4169
    cost per page 0.016676

    Cheap Laser Printer, Small Office (P1606dn)

    Cost of printer 109
    Maintenance kit N/A
    Maintenance kit over lifetime of printer (X2) None. Cheaper to bin printer
    Cost of printer over lifetime 109
    Expected lifetime (pages) 24000
    Toner Cost (genuine High yield) 49.38
    number of copies per toner 2100
    number of toners over lifetime 11.4285714285714
    Cost of toners over lifetime of printer 564.342857142857
    Total Cost over printer lifetime 764.062857142857
    cost per page 0.031835952380952
    It isn't totally scientific and there are some comments in this thread:
    Papercut cost per page

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    I'm currently creating a proposal so Ricoh devices but the volume is a lot more - 15k pages a quarter our 3 main It rooms use so therefore it's.viable at 0.3 pence per sheet plus a lease cost.

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