Printers using toner have a few added benefits compared to their inkjet brothers – Laser printers are much speedier than inkjet ones – the printers we’ve chosen below average around 20 pages per minute; Inkjet printers compared on our previous post only managed 8 pages per minute. Since toners use lasers, there’s no print heads that need cleaning – and no chance of the ink drying after sitting for a while.
|Printer||M.S.R.P.||Cartridge Model||Cartridge Capacity||Cartridge Price (set)||Cost Per Page (cents)||Color|
Comparing the results, we see the printer that saves the most toner is…
|Brother HL-L2340DW! This machine will print pages costing just 1.1 cents – Although it only prints monochrome, and lacks a scanning feature. For these and more, the Canon ImageCLASS MF216N can provide printouts at just 1.7 cents per page.|
If we look back to our price per page comparison of inkjet printers, we’ll remember the Ecotank came in at less than a penny per page - 0.85 cents, to be exact – which still keeps the Ecotank series of printers in the lead for the printer that saves the most ink. It’s entirely possible, however, that the initial cost of the printer outweighs any savings from its ink use. We’ll combine our findings in weighing price to get to the bottom line in finding what printer saves you the most money, period.