'Cost per page' provides a unit cost per print, giving you a like-for-like value to help you compare prices across brands.
For your convenience, cost per page information can be found on Officeworks' shelf edge prices. Cost per page information should be used as a guide only.
'Page yield' refers to the number of pages (based on an average 'test page') a cartridge can print before it runs out.
The cost per page for an individual toner cartridge is calculated using the page yield of that cartridge. The value pack's cost per page is calculated using the average yield of the cartridges in the pack.
Keep in mind that page yield is just one component of cost and factors such as quality, reliability, productivity and efficiency affect cost as well. For example, printing a document in draft mode is a more efficient use of ink/toner, and will reduce the cost per page. Also, the higher priced printers usually have more efficient designs that use less ink when printing and cleaning the print heads.
The current international standards used by brands to measure page yield are:
|HP||Laser Mono: ISO/IEC 19752, Colour: ISO/IEC 19798|
|Brother||Laser Mono: ISO/IEC 19752, Colour: ISO/IEC 19798|
|Fuji Xerox||Laser Mono: ISO/IEC 19752, Colour: ISO/IEC 19798|
|Canon||Laser Mono: ISO/IEC 19752, Colour: ISO/IEC 19798|
|Samsung||Laser Mono: ISO/IEC 19752, Colour: ISO/IEC 19798|
|HP||Inkjet: ISO/IEC 24711|
|Brother||Inkjet: ISO/IEC 24711|
|Fuji Xerox||Inkjet: ISO/IEC 24711|
|Canon||Inkjet: ISO/IEC 24711|
|Samsung||Inkjet: ISO/IEC 24711|
Officeworks has sourced cost per page information from its suppliers who currently use an international standard to measure cartridge page yields. For more information refer to the supplier websites or the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) website.
|International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) links|