The laser printer can be thought of as the other half of the printer-computer duo. Simply stated, these two always come in tandem. Although toner consumption is dependent on the frequency of printer use and the volume of print jobs, laser printing still boils down to a several hundred dollars expenditure at the end of the year.
Industry estimates put the effective life cycle of the laser printer to 5 years on the average and consumers spend at least 6 to 7 times the cost of the printer for the purchase of consumables. Therefore for the $200 Brother HL-1240 laser printer which loads with an $80 TN-460 toner cartridge, consumable expense for the 5 year period will amount to around $1,760 or roughly 22 toner cartridges in the entire lifespan of the laser printer or a total of 5 toner cartridges consumed annually.
However in the aftermarket for printer consumables, the toner refill kit comes as the perfect antidote to empty OEM toner cartridges and the burgeoning business printing expenses. Not only can the Brother TN-460 toner refill kit duplicate the print and yield performance of the OEM toner but it also comes cheaper by as much as 80% than the retailed OEM toner cartridge. Thus in the serviceable life of a laser printer, the user will only spend around $775 or 60% less than the total expenditure on OEM toner cartridges. As per computation, a user will only have to buy 5 Brother TN-460 toner cartridges and 15 toner refill kits based on the set average consumption levels. The cost difference on toner expenses would allow the purchase of 5 more laser printers at the end of the 5-year period.
If your laser printer outlasts the 5-year industry projection, then a user will most likely be spending more dollars to sustain its consumable requirements. This would further broaden the gap between laser printer acquisition cost and unit lifetime consumable expenses. This only proves that the use of toner refill kits is the best possible option to reduce business printing expenses. Also please remember that when we recycle empty toner cartridges, we are not only easing our printing budgets but unconsciously helping in global environmental conversation efforts. Read more about the benefits of toner cartridge recycling using toner refill kits from our previous post.
Always explore all possible recycling options before dumping empty toner cartridges to the trash bin and help free our dumpsites and landfills of e-garbage.