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Looking at some of the Printers on sale at Office Depot and Staples Sept 11-17. Some times it may be hard to decide which machine to buy. You should be aware that the machine cost is just the beginning. The greatest cost is the toner cartridges that the machines use.

Here is a look at some machines that are on sale this week. I’ve included the Brother EHL-5470DW Refurbished machine because it was a little cheaper. I’ve bought Brother refurbished machines in the past with no problems.

The cost per page is using cartridges from Quinn’s Rapid Recharger. Cartridges are rated at 5% coverage. You will probably use more than 5% coverage, but if you do that will make the pay back period even quicker.

Machine Speed Cost Cost Per Page (QRR)
Brother HL-2320d 30 ppm $60 on sale at Staples & Office Depot $0.0187
HP P1102w 19 ppm $100 on sale at Staples & Office Depot $0.0250
Brother HL-L6200DW or

Brother HL-L5100DN or

Brother EHL-5470DW Refurb

48 ppm

42 ppm

40 ppm

$250

$200

$150

 

$0.0076

HP M402n 40 ppm $170 on sale at Staples & Office Depot $0.0106

 

Scenario #1

Start with Brother HL-2320d $60 on sale at Staples & Office Depot

Step up to Brother EHL-5470DW Refurb  Costs $90 more but saves $0.0111 per page

Break Even Point is $90/($0.0111) = 8108 pages.  1.62 reams of paper.

So in Scenario #1 you spend $90 more for the printer, but after less than 2 reams of paper you have saved over $90 and are still saving on your toner.

Scenario #2

Start with HP P1102w $100 on sale at Staples & Office Depot

Step up to HP M402n $170 on sale at Staples & Office Depot

$70 more but saves $0.0144 per page

Break Even Point is $70/($0.0144) = 4861 pages. Less than 1 ream of paper.

So in Scenario #2 you spend $70 more, but after less than 1 ream of paper you have saved over $70 and are still saving on your toner.

Scenario #3

Brother HL-2320d vs HP M402n

HP is $110 more. Cost per page is $ 0.0081 less.

Break even point is $110/$.0081  13580 pages or 2.7 reams

So in Scenario #3 you spend $110 more, but after less than 3 reams of paper you have saved over $110 and are still saving on your toner.

There are some other factors that you might or might not need or be using. A D suffix means the machine can duplex. A N suffix means it is network ready. A W suffix means it can connect wirelessly.

At Quinn’s Rapid Recharger we usually do not sell the machines, just the toner cartridges that go inside. We can offer suggestions as to what machine will fit your needs. You can call us at 760-724-0157 or email us at info@rapidrecharger.com

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