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    Printing Costs

    Does anyone have a comparative analysis of printing costs they use covering inkjet, laser, MDF etc? Appreciate they all differ, I'd just like to get some quick ball park data!

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    For those that may come after, here's some ball park numbers.

    Leased MFD's :

    MFD Mono : £0.0044
    MFD Color : £0.045

    Both lasers and inkjet costs vary on page coverage; the costs given are fairly typical ranges based on page coverage of 5% up to 90%. Ink costs on the
    inkjet don't vary much with color.

    Mono Laser : £0.025 - £0.30
    Color Laser : £0.04-£0.60

    Inkjet : £0.11-£1.50

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    Those MFD prices are very expensive pcstru. Quotes I've just got for them here are 0.3 mono and 3.2 colour ish.

    Can't argue with the laser/ink though - the prices can be 'nothing' to 'arm and a leg' depending on whether you use originals, the make and model of the machines. For example, Epson CX11 colour lasers cost us about 10p a mono copy and 20p minimum for colour, whereas HP CP3505's are fractions of a penny mono.

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    Those MFD prices are very expensive pcstru. Quotes I've just got for them here are 0.3 mono and 3.2 colour ish.
    £0.004 is 0.4 pence - so yours are 24% cheaper - about the same as your colour. You are certainly getting a better deal - although I think you might do better still on colour (I've been quoted 1p per copy colour on a machine lease). The years might account for some of the difference - we are 2 years into a 3 year lease on our copiers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pcstru View Post
    £0.004 is 0.4 pence - so yours are 24% cheaper - about the same as your colour. You are certainly getting a better deal - although I think you might do better still on colour (I've been quoted 1p per copy colour on a machine lease). The years might account for some of the difference - we are 2 years into a 3 year lease on our copiers.
    1p per colour on an MFD? That's ridiculously cheap - only place I've seen it is on Riso duplicators (which aren't good quality). I've gone direct to manufacturers under government contracts and the cheapest colour one is 2.93! All of the central government contracts also state the prices can't change during the life of the contract.

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    can you recommend the supplier please

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    Quote Originally Posted by CyberNerd View Post
    can you recommend the supplier please
    The best pricing I'm getting is from Ricoh and Konica Minolta (direct with the manufacturers) - but in both cases they contacted us! Ricoh's rental prices are ridiculously cheap too.

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    How many people print on MDF? hehe lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CyberNerd View Post
    can you recommend the supplier please
    I went with Ricoh direct just before I left my last place. They will also now do Papercut MF as part of the lease agreement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glennda View Post
    I went with Ricoh direct just before I left my last place. They will also now do Papercut MF as part of the lease agreement.
    On this - its probably cheaper to go direct with someone for the Papercut MF license - they usually come out much cheaper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    On this - its probably cheaper to go direct with someone for the Papercut MF license - they usually come out much cheaper.
    Originally we were going to buy separate Papercut for ITS and Devices from Ricoh, but we had a competetive quote from a third party (who I can't remember) who bundled it all together. Which made Ricoh hook up with ITS to offer an All in one solution at what was essentially the same cost. The school was going for MF with biometric integration which was a far chunk of money (about 17K I think).

    @CyberNerd - if you want I will PM you the name of the account manager round here - very nice lady

    One thing to note is that some of the suppliers will charge you double click fees if printing to A3. Whereas Ricoh direct don't. If you don't print much in A3 that should be ok then!
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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    1p per colour on an MFD? That's ridiculously cheap - only place I've seen it is on Riso duplicators (which aren't good quality).
    That's the company! They have been badgering to put in a device with free printing for a month, which I will probably take up to check quality. My wife's old school had a Riso device though and she said they were OK...

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    Quote Originally Posted by pcstru View Post
    That's the company! They have been badgering to put in a device with free printing for a month, which I will probably take up to check quality. My wife's old school had a Riso device though and she said they were OK...
    They are high speed duplicators rather than copiers, so they have a place, but when I last looked at them (about 3 years now) the quality was nowhere near that of copiers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    The best pricing I'm getting is from Ricoh and Konica Minolta (direct with the manufacturers) - but in both cases they contacted us! Ricoh's rental prices are ridiculously cheap too.
    Just goes to show the difference as ours are Ricoh. Must press them for a better deal!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pcstru View Post
    Just goes to show the difference as ours are Ricoh. Must press them for a better deal!
    Get them to quote under the contract 'CPC/DU/MFD/01'.



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