The technical structure of laser printing is much more complicated than that of inkjet printing, which increases the cost of the product invisibly. Therefore, inkjet occupies an obvious advantage in the early investment. Inkjet printing of entry-level only needs several hundred yuan, with individual products even lower, while black-and-white lash is hovering at the threshold of one thousand yuan. Therefore, there is a point of view that the need for relatively high early investment in the fight can not compete with the cheap spray. In fact, this view ignores a very key hidden factor, that is, spray beating is not always so low price, its product was born to universal application after a long process. On the other hand, the price of fierce beating is being explored step by step. Whether it can be reduced to the same price as that of spraying beating is unknown, but it will be sooner or later to break through the psychological price of consumers. The selling price of about 1,000 yuan is not high for commercial applications. There are many successful products on the market, such as Samsung M L-1610, which is known as “King Short” and Samsung SCX-4200, which is the smallest and lightest laser in one. The hot sales of these two products fully show that the price threshold is not as hard to surmount as expected.
Another aspect that determines the cost is the late input of the product, especially the late input of consumables. Behind the usual price reduction and sale, the significance of the product itself has been weakened to a certain extent, and the input of consumables has become the most critical factor affecting TCO. Generally speaking, the original cartridge used by inkjet printers sells for about one or two hundred yuan, and can print four or five hundred ordinary A4 text files. The average cost of printing each page is about 0.2 to 0.5 yuan, ignoring the cost of paper. The price of a toner cartridge for a laser printer is about 500 yuan (black and white), without considering the loss of selenium drum (selenium drum life is usually very high, allowed not to be included in the consumables under very strict circumstances), its conversion printing cost is less than 0.1 yuan. In this way, if you print a large number of documents, you can save a few spraying money in a month, and the advantage of the aggressive cost investment immediately emerges.
Compared with needle printer and inkjet printer, laser printer has obvious advantages.
(1) High density. Laser printers have the lowest print resolution of 300 dpi, 400 dpi, 600 dpi, 800 dpi, 1200 dpi, 2400 DPI and 4800 dpi.
(2) High speed. Laser printers have the lowest printing speed of 4 ppm, generally 12 ppm, 16 ppm, and some laser printers can achieve printing speed of more than 24 ppm.
(3) Low noise. Usually under 53dB, it is very suitable for use in quiet office.
(4) Strong processing ability. The controller of laser printer has CPU and memory, which is equivalent to the main board of computer. So it can carry out complex word processing, image processing and graphics processing. This is not only impossible for needle printer and inkjet printer, but also the difference between page printer and line printer.
Technical support content was provided by v4ink, a compatible toner cartridge seller.