Cost Per Print Colour

An example of what 5% toner coverage of a page looks like, according to ISO 19752How much will the printer cost to run?

  • Toner yields depend on the amount of print on each printed document.
  • The Printer industry measures toner yields, assuming 5% of the surface area of a sheet of A4 paper will be covered in print, see example opposite.
  • The page yield noted on a toner cartridge package are based on this ISO standard.
  • Industry research shows a coverage of 4% to 5% is the average for a black-and-white printed page.

The table below shows the running cost of toner, for a client who is producing 1,500 Black prints and 500 Colour prints at 5% coverage a month (equivalent to 4 reams of paper).  Column 6 shows the total cost of toner for the month. 

 

Description Product Type Mono cost per page Colour cost per page Monthly Cost
OKI C332dn A4 Colour Printer 3.5p 13.34p £119.20
OKI MC342dn A4 Colour Multi-Function Printer 2.4p 13.7p £104.50

OKI MC362dn

A4 Colour Multi-Function Printer 1.6p 11p £79.00
OKI MC363dnw A4 Colour Multi-Function Printer 1.5p 8.48p £64.90
OKI C531dn A4 Colour Printer 0.75p 7.37p £48.10
OKI C532dn A4 Colour Printer 1.11p 8.14p £57.35
OKI C542dn A4 Colour Printer 1.11p 8.14p £57.35
OKI C573dn A4 Colour Multi-Function Printer 1.11p 8.14p £57.35
OKI C612n A4 Colour Printer 1p 8.05p £55.25
OKI C612dn A4 Colour Printer 1p 8.05p £55.25
Epson WF7610 A3 InkJet Colour Printer 1.6p 6.41p £56.05
OKI MC760dn A4 Colour Multi-Function Printer 0.86p 5.86p £42.20
OKI ES5473dn A4 Colour Multi-Function Printer 0.64p 5.24p £35.80
OKI ES5432dn A4 Colour Printer 0.74p 4.34p £32.80
OKI ES5442dn A4 Colour Printer 0.74p 4.34p £32.80
OKI ES6412dn A4 Colour Printer 0.43p 4.34p £31.30
OKI ES8433dn A3 Colour Printer 0.64p 4.12p £30.20
OKI MC770dn A4 Colour Multi-Function Printer 0.76p 3.73p £30.05
OKI ES6410dn A4 Colour Printer 0.43p 3.9p £25.95
OKI C712n A4 Colour Printer 0.35p 3.9p £24.75
OKI C712dn A4 Colour Printer 0.35p 3.9p £24.75
OKI ES7412dn A4 Colour Printer 0.28p 3.28p £24.75
OKI ES7411 A4 Colour Printer 0.4p 2.99p £23.94
OKI ES8453dn A3 Colour Multi-Function Printer 0.16p 2.17p £17.70
OKI ES8473dn A3 Colour Multi-Function Printer 0.16p 2.17p £17.70
OKI ES7470dn A4 Colour Multi-Function Printer 0.17p 1.82p £11.65
OKI ES7480dn A4 Colour Multi-Function Printer 0.17p 1.82p £11.65
OKI Pro9431 A3 Colour Printer 0.31p 1.37p £11.35