The Cost of Colour Printing: How does your school go about colour printing?
I work in a large primary school with 600 pupils and like most primary schools we love printing in colour.
We were on a lease contract with a company a few years back that supplied us with a colour Konica printer and toner at a reduced price, but they increased their toner costs after a year or so and we looked else where.
At the moment we have a Dell 3130cn which is 8 months old and worryingly the cost of printing from this printer is starting to rise and now is standing at £500 to replace all toner with 9k capacity cartridges. This seems like an alarming cost because in 2 months time I will have to reorder the toner all over again. Working it out is probably around £4000 a year we spend just on supplying toner to this one printer.
Would like some feedback on what you are using in your school for high usage colour printing with sensible running costs.