What printer should I buy? Often it depends on how much you print.
I’m going to look at two Brother printers.
The Brother HL-L2320D and the HL-L6200DW. For consumables and printer cost I will use the Staples website.
Brother HL-L2320D $119.99 on sale for $89.99
High yield toner TN-660 is $52.99 with rated page yield of 2600 pages.
Drum unit DR-630 is $80.99 with rated page yield of 12000 pages.
Combine these two ($52.99/2600) + (119.99/12000) = $0.0304 per page
Brother HL-L6200DW $249.99 on sale for $199.99
High yield toner TN-850 is $129.99 with rated page yield of 8000 pages.
Drum unit DR-820 is $159.99 with rated page yield of 30000 pages.
Combine these two ($129.99/8000) + (159.99/30000) = $0.0216 per page
The cost per page difference is $0.0304 – $0.0216 = $0.0088
So by getting the Brother HL-L6200DW you will spend $110 extra and save $0.0088 per page.
Should you? Lets look at the cost per page of the consumables.
$110 divided by $0.0088 per page equals 12500 pages or 25 reams of paper.
That means that if you buy the Brother HL-L6200DW instead of the Brother HL-L2320d you will need to go through 25 reams of paper to break even.
After that you will start saving a little less than a penny a page.
The 6200 is network ready, the 2320 is not.
The 6200 has a wireless option, the 2320 does not.
The 6200 has a top speed of 48 pages per minute, the 2320 has a top speed of 20 pages per minute.
There is no speification on how long it takes to get to that top speed.
The 6200 will hold 500 sheets in the main tray, the 2320 holds 250 sheets.
Brother does not warrantee their consumables and places restrictions on replacements if there is a problem.
If you have question or need help deciding on what machine to buy, give us a call.
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