Cost of Color vs. Monochrome (Black and White) Printing
Did you know that even with all the advancements in technology, the costliest activity in a professional setting is printing?
Collaboration tools and document management systems have advanced printing, but have not stopped the use of paper and printer cartridges, which can be really expensive, especially if your business relies on print materials to grow, like fliers, brochures, or info packets.
Have you ever wondered if choosing between a color printer and monochrome (black and white) printer could be the key to saving money for your business?
The Cost of Color Printer Toner
It is widely believed that color toner is more expensive than black toner to print with. Really, the cost of any printer cartridge depends on the brand of that ink, paper, and machine involved.
The cost of an average page of black and white copy is about 8 cents. For a color copy of the same level, the costs range slightly more expensive, about 10 and 15 cents. However, remember that the quality of your color toner and printer determine the cost of your printing!
If you have the best quality toner and a high quality printer, you’ll likely find that you’re going to have lower costs for printer toner.
Focused on Saving Money?
If you’re running a small business, your focus might be on saving as much money as possible. If that’s your number one priority, don’t hesitate to choose a printer that can accommodate all of your needs including toner.
When looking to save money, consider only changing toner cartridges when it’s absolutely necessary. Also consider trying compatible toner. Over time, these strategies can help you save money. Make sure you invest in a high quality printer or copier since the better printers will make the cost of any color or black toner much less in the long run.
Buy Your Printer Toner from Ann Arbor-Based MCS Today!
If you own or manage a business that relies on multiple printers, you know how much of an expense your equipment, toner cartridges, and paper can be. You also know what a pain it is when you and your staff aren’t able to print. It’s almost as bad as being without the internet…Almost!
Much like you tend to your vehicle, "It is very important to take care of your investment and schedule service as soon as your printer shows signs of a problem," Kyle Miller, our resident printer expert, says, “In my opinion, it is good practice to have maintenance performed on your printers each year, even when nothing is wrong with them.”
Don’t rely on your printer manufacturer for help when you could instead have the quality, friendly service of a local company that truly cares about you and getting your business back up and running again.