Published Toner Coverage Just 5%
Here’s the really shocking news though. Guess what percentage of page coverage is used to calculate the published page yield of a print cartridge? Just 5.0%!
That’s right, just 5.0%. Wondering what 5.0% toner coverage looks like? Imagine taking a black marker and coloring in the corner of a letter size piece of paper representing what you believe to be just 5.0% of the total area. It isn’t much, and less than you think.
On the low side, most offices tend to print 10% to 15% coverage on black and white documents, and 15% to 30% coverage on colour documents. Of course, based on 5.0% published page yields, even printing just 10% coverage in black and white will double your cost-per-page, while colour becomes four times more expensive because you’re using toner from four different toner cartridges to produce your document, and if you’re producing professional documents then you know you’re going to be printing in colour.
While there can be some fluctuations among different industries for average toner coverage, organizations like Retail, Healthcare, Education, Financial, Graphic Arts, Engineering, Construction, or Energy tend to have higher than normal toner coverage because their printed documents tend to include more visual information, print more test prints, and distribute to more destinations.
Combine these variables with the generally low quality output of the typical desktop printer, and it’s like you’re throwing your toner all over your printer!
Solve the Total Cost of Ownership Issue for Desktop Printers
A better alternative is to forget the purchase price and move to a fully managed, high quality desktop printer from Lexmark.
Managed print services now includes desktop printers from Lexmark, provided by CIP. Our significantly lower fixed cost-per-page printing and full warranty coverage that includes all toner, service, parts and labour, drives your total cost of ownership down, while minimizing the type of down time that crushes productivity.
CIP remotely manages the Lexmark device, replenishes toner when it is needed so you never run out, and provides on-site service within 2 hours of your call during regular business hours!