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Ink vs. toner
Ink cartridges: Used by inkjet printers. These printers tend to be generally less expensive than their laser counterparts.
Toner: Used by laser printers. The cartridges are bigger, therefore more expensive than ink cartridges.
Look past the initial cost
Let’s talk numbers
This is what it all comes down to- how expensive will the printer be to your company? The cost of printers can be calculated by cents per A4 page. This involves dividing the number of pages your cartridge can produce by the cost of the cartridge. For a rough comparison, consider that an inkjet printer generally averages 20 cents per page, while laser printers will average 6 cents per page. It’s safe to say that most businesses have employees who are addicted to printing, however the average employee prints approximately 40 pages per day, which averages out to just under 10,000 pages a year.
The bottom line: