Epson Printing Factory and Laser Printer: Breaking Stereotypes

    (For those who are not interested in the post itself, I’ll immediately provide a link to a  print cost calculator , where you can compare the cost of owning a laser and the “Printing Factory”)

    In this post we will not stir up the water, but on the shelves we argue why printing on a series of printers " Print Factory Epson » in fact cheaper than a laser printer. As an example, consider black-and-white printing and the corresponding line of monochrome printers .

    In what office do not go, almost everyone will find a laser printer, or even not one. It is, in general, understandable: not to put an inkjet with a self-made ink supply system in the office and risk being left without a printer at the most crucial moment? A simple and uncomplicated solution, usually, is to buy a laser. However, not everyone knows that laser printing is by no means as cheap as it might seem at first glance, and as manufacturers promise.

    Until recently, the main scourge of inkjet printers was the high cost of supplies. Epson engineers analyzed the needs of the home and office printing market and came to the conclusion that you can’t put the words “cartridge” and “economy” in one row. And two years ago it was announced the creation of a unique development - a line of original printing devices without cartridges - the “ Epson Monochrome Printing Factory ”. The design of devices involves the use of built-in ink tanks instead of cartridges. Each capacity is 140  ml in volume . You probably already know this.

    And now back to the topic of the post: why is printing at our “factory” still much cheaper than laser.

    To speak objectively, we immediately indicate thatthe starting set of supplies for the Epson Monochrome Printing Factory is enough for  11,000 prints .

    Recall the consumable resource for laser printers. This is not only about the original toner cartridges, but also about refilling, as The average toner yield of a laser printer is between 1,000 and 2,500 pages. And if you take into account the fact that the starting toner cartridges of most low-cost laser printers last for a maximum of 1000 pages, after printing which you need to buy a new toner (well, do not refill this one several times a month when printing in the office, for example!), it becomes completely sad.

    So it turns out that for every 1000-2000 pages printed on a laser printer, you have to buy either new toner or refill an existing one. If refueling, then at best - a couple of times, after which it’s still worth buying a new one. So, with intensive laser printing, each page flies a penny.

    Any doubts?

    Welcome to the page of calculating the cost of printing , which was specially created by our foreign colleagues so as not to be unfounded and to give everyone the opportunity to visually make sure that laser printing is not the ultimate dream and a serious burden on the wallet.
    Due to the high resource of the starter kit of consumables and the low cost of printing - 15 kopecks per page - the cost of owning the Epson Monochrome Printing Factory for three years is more than two times lower than a laser printer.

    We figured out the cost, it remains to say a few words about print quality. Due to the fact that the “Monochrome Printing Factory” uses pigment inks that do not absorb onto the paper, but “lie down” on the sheet like laser toner, the print quality at the factory is almost identical to that of a laser printer. Moreover, the toner “sprinkles” over time, but the pigment does not!

    At the moment, the Epson Monochrome Printing Factory line»Consists of four devices: Epson M100 and Epson M105 printers, as well as the Epson M200 and Epson M205 MFPs. Epson M105 and Epson M205 - with the option to connect from a network via Wi-Fi.

    Dear Khabravchans,
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    Looking forward to seeing you on our GT blog!
    Epson Team

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