Comparison of Technologies: Ink versus Laser: Comparison of Technologies: Ink versus Laser
If your office requires a simple, fast, and cost-efficient printer, you normally either choose a monochrome laser or an ink-jet printer. Our lab compares both technologies in regard to speed and quality of print, features, and cost of print.
For that task our lab chose a Brother HL-2150N, which works with toner powder and is equipped with a network interface.
This printer´s price and features can compare with a Hewlett-Packard Officejet Pro 8000, which holds a network interface as well but is stocked with four ink-cartridges.
- Brother HL-2150N…
...with toner cartridge, for some 180 Euros.
- HP Officejet Pro 8000 A809a…
...with ink cartridges, about 150 Euros.
|Brother HL-2150N||HP Officejet Pro 8000|
|Price (ca., MSRP)||180 Euros||150 Euros|
|Speed of print B/W (manufacturer information)||22 ppm||35 ppm|
|Max. paper weight||163 g/m²||280 g/m²|
|Max. paper capacity (scope of supply)||250 sheets||250 sheets|
|Optional paper trays||none||1 (CB090A), ca. 35 Euros|
|Max. paper capacity||250 sheets||500 sheets|
|Manual feed||yes, 1 sheet||none|
|Cost of print for one sheet A4 with text (with www.druckkosten.de, 25.000 printed sheets)||3,1 Cents||1,7 Cents|
|Cost of print (manufacturer information, ISO)||Not comparable due to different test documents|
(ISO 19752 vs. ISO 24712 )
|Energy costs (ca.)||10 Euros p.a.||4 Euros p.a.|
|Interfaces||USB / Lan||USB / Lan|
|Warranty||3 years||3 years|
|Blauer Engel / Energy Star||no / yes||no / yes|
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