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Nov 15, 2012

How Can You Compare Printers Easily? - Printing tips


How can you compare your printers to know which one is the best or most efficient for the job?

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Posted by: Danielle


All printers can be compared to another to save money by calculating the yields and cost per page.

In the printer and ink industry 5% of ink on the page is the standard measurement used to determine how many pages an ink or toner cartridge should print.

Here’s what that means:

If you fold an A4 page 20 times (which is not physically possible - try it), you would have 20 small squares on the paper. Each one of those squares is 5% of the page. See page one of our 5, 10, 20, 40% yield document which demonstrates the amount of ink used to print 5%. The same amount of ink that would fill one square.

If you are printing more like the 2nd page of the yield document, you will be printing enough to fill 2 squares, or 10% of the page. This means that you are doubling your cost per page.

If you are printing more like the 3rd page of the attachment, you will be printing enough to fill 4 squares, or 20% of the page. This means that you are quadrupling your cost per page.

And the fourth page? Take it to a printer, it’s not cheap enough for you to print too many of these pages!