Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Calculating page coverage for Color Laser Printers

It can be a difficult task to calculate printing costs, much less to calculate the coverage on toner usage on a page unless you utilize technology. There are sample copies of pages with estimated page coverage to calculate page yield. But they all vary in colors, text and pictures, but do they actual mimic what your actual business printing needs?

Typically a manufacturer of color printer toner cartridge estimates the page yield of 5%. Do you actually think this is in the real world?

How about those PowerPoint presentation you printed. Most presentations page coverage is about 75%. How about those flyers you print, print coverage can be up to 50%.

Do the math here for a presentation printout - 50% compared to the 5% that a manufacturer leads you to believe. Your costs per print, just went up 10 fold.

So we have found the perfect tool to try and estimate your actual page coverage as your are ready to print.

Download the color laser printing cost estimator
software here.


  1. it only give you and idea, 'cus its not accurate.
    Depends of printer, resolution, density, printing profile, etc.

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