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New printer models have a cautionary tale
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New printers for both consumers and business have a cautionary warning. Both buy on price or perceived savings while rarely having knowledge of each printers associated cost-per page (CPP).
New printer models generally replace a previous model with similar capabilities. Rarely do new models possess startling new capabilities. Printers have a market life cycle of three to four years until replaced by another new model for that segment, just like cars. The new Ford Fairlane, replaces the previous Fairlane. However gasoline is gasoline.
If you use aftermarket factory remanufactured or compatible cartridges which provide 30% to 60% savings, there is another key factor involved with buying a new model printer.
New model printers use new to the world cartridge(s) only capable of working in a specific model or series. Each new model or series OEM cartridges are your only alternative for a year, or more, until aftermarket factories catch up with collected empty / recycled cartridges, reverse engineered chips, parts and the appropriate ink or toner formulation. So your cartridge cost and associated CPP will be full retail.
Furthermore, most printers ship with an Introductory, Set Up or Starter cartridge(s) with a fraction of the Standard or Low Yield cartridge(s) stated page rating, let alone the High Yield version with significantly higher page rating and as a consequence a much lower CPP.
How do we approach customers printer purchases? Know your needs vs. wants. Color vs. black only?, copy & scan?, wireless?, duplexing? Routine volumes (measured by reams of paper), user(s) environment. Call or stop by to learn how to get the most value for your money.
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