Consider two important things when buying a printer or multifunction (MFP)
CPT Rate(Cost Per Thousand pages printed)
The CPT rate is what the toner will cost to print 1000 pages on the printer purchased. Every printer series uses a specific toner cartridge and it is the toner cartridge that determines the CPT rate.
The most common error made when buying a printer is to look at the price of the printer without considering the CPT rate of the toner that it will use.
CPT rates for black toner range from $10 to $52 per 1000 pages. So choosing the wrong printer can increase your costs by over 400%.
However, there is one more factor to consider and that is the annual number of pages printed (Print Volume)
Since the total cost to print is equal the (CPT rate x the Print Volume) divided by 1000, estimating the annual Print Volume is very important.
Usually, the more expensive the printer, the lower the CPT rate is.
So the question is, should you spend more on the printer initially to save on the toner costs for many years to come?
Here is a formula to determine if a printer upgrade is worthwhile.
Savings = (CPT rate of less expensive printer - CPT rate of more expensive printer) x Print Volume / 1000
Printer Upgrade Cost : Cost of more expensive printer - Cost of less expensive printer
If Printer Upgrade Cost / Savings is less than 1.5, then the printer should be upgraded. This implies that the Printer Upgrade Cost will be recovered with toner savings in under 1.5 years.
CPT is very easy to calculate.
CPT = Price ÷ Yield x 1000
CPT is the most important factor in helping to lower your printing costs.
Once the CPT rate for a printer is established then tracking the achieved yield per cartridge and the rate of use is going to provide the biggest savings opportunity.
Free printer software exists that will monitor your printer(s) and provide the number of pages that each and every toner cartridge has printed, the dates of installation or replacement and most importantly, if one printer with a higher CPT rate is being used more than a printer with a lower CPT rate.
Printer monitoring software can provide many additional features, such as alerting you by email when you require toner.
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Operating relative humidity (H-H)
10 - 80%
Storage temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 °C
Operating temperature (T-T)
10 - 32.5 °C
Storage relative humidity (H-H)
10 - 90%
Maximum duty cycle
300000 pages per month
Print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter)
1200 x 1200 DPI
Time to first page (black, normal)
Standard input capacity
Number of standard paper trays
Maximum number of paper trays
Standard output capacity
Maximum ISO A-series paper size
ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9)
A3, A4, A5
B5, C5, DL
Maximum print size
A3 (297 x 420 mm)
11.7 cm (4.6")
Mobile printing technologies
Apple AirPrint, HP ePrint
Maximum internal memory
Power consumption (off)
Windows operating systems supported
Mac operating systems supported
Linux operating systems supported
Energy Star certified
Colour of product
Standard tray media weight
60 - 220 g/m²
Power consumption (typical)
Number of print cartridges
Recommended duty cycle
10000 - 50000 pages per month
USB 2.0 ports quantity
Power consumption (standby)
ISO B-series sizes (B0...B9)
Power consumption (PowerSave)
Printing noise level
Print speed (black, normal quality, A3)
This A3 HP LaserJet handles big print jobs fast, with extra-large input capacity and versatile paper-handling options. Mobile printing is simple with wireless direct printing1 and touch-to-print technology2. Easy upgrades protect your investment.
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• Print big jobs fast at up to 56 ppm A4, and easily thanks to the extra-large input capacity of up to 4,600 pages3. Versatile paper handling options include a stapler/stacker/hole punch and booklet maker4.
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Experience greater efficiency with mobile printing.
• Mobile printing is simple with wireless direct printing1, and enable touch-to-print convenience from a mobile device2.
1 Wireless direct printing is standard in the HP LaserJet Enterprise M806x+ D7P69A, and may be added as an option to the HP LaserJet Enterprise M806dn and M806x+ CZ245A. Mobile device may require an app or driver. Wireless performance is dependent on physical environment and distance from the printer. For details, see hp.com/go/wirelessprinting.
2 Touch-to-print capability is standard in the HP LaserJet Enterprise M806x+ D7P69A model, and may be added as an option to the HP LaserJet Enterprise M806dn and M806x+ CZ245A. Mobile device must support near field communications-enabled printing.
3 Maximum paper capacity of 4,600 sheets is standard in the HP LaserJet Enterprise M806x+ D7P69A and M806x+ CZ245A and available in the HP LaserJet Enterprise M806dn model with the optional 3,500-sheet high-capacity input tray.
4 2 bin stapler/stacker, 2 bin stapler/stacker/hole punch and booklet maker are optional accessories. Please purchase separately.
5 HP Web Jetadmin is free and available for download at hp.com/go/webjetadmin.
HP Enterprise M806dn, LaserJet. Maximum resolution: 1200 x 1200 DPI, Maximum duty cycle: 300000 pages per month, Standard printer languages: PCL 5e, PCL 6, PDF 1.4, PostScript 3. Print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter): 56 ppm, Print speed (black, normal quality, A3): 28 ppm, Time to first page (black, normal): 8.5 s. Standard input capacity: 500 sheets. Standard output capacity: 500 sheets. Maximum ISO A-series paper size: A3, Standard tray media types: Bond paper, Card stock, Envelopes, Labels, Plain paper, Pre-Printed, Recycled paper, Transparencies, ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9): A3, A4, A5