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What are the cheapest printers to run

Printing doesn’t have to be expensive. In fact, the right printer with a few cost saving settings, could actually make printing considerably cheaper than you’d expect.

Whether you run your own business, are an office manager or just want to manage your home printing, it’s always good to keep your printing low cost and efficient. After all, inefficient printing costs money.

That’s why Brother has developed a range of cheap running printers perfect for cost savvy homes and businesses. Our inkjet printers are low cost solutions that come equipped with a range of cheap printing options that will enable more economical printing.

Toner saver mode

If you print a lot and use a lot of toner, you’ll want to maximise your investment by ensuring each cartridge goes further. With our cheap running printers, you can save on toner by enabling toner save mode.

With toner saver mode enabled your printer will decrease resolution and dpi of printed documents slightly. This doesn’t mean a huge dip in quality, your documents will still be clear and easy to read, so you won’t have to sacrifice quality for cheap printing. But if quality isn’t the be all and end all, such as for internal notices and directions, then enabling this mode will see you replacing your toner much less frequently. Not only will this save you money in the long run, but it’s better for the environment too.

Don’t worry if you do require the highest quality prints from time to time – such as for customer and client communications. You can simply disable Toner Saver Mode temporarily.

Power saver mode

It’s not just toner saving options that make Brother’s printers cheaper to run. You can minimise the power usage of your printer too.

This setting achieves this by entering a ‘sleep mode’ after a short time of being inactive. Once in this state, the energy consumption of the device falls. After a longer time, the device will then enter a deep sleep, where electricity consumption falls further, before then powering off entirely. With power saver mode enabled you’ll find your printer makes a much smaller contribution to your energy bills.

High yield ink and toner cartridges

All those previously mentioned are good way to cut cost, however, the main way to make a printer more economical is to reduce how often you need to replace your ink and toner. And Brother’s high-yield ink and toner cartridges achieve just that.

In a study, Brother toners produced 57% more output on average than non-genuine equivalents. They were also far more reliable, with not a single Brother toner failing due to leaking, unlike the 80% of third-party brands that suffered toner adhesion issues.

With a lower risk of failure and more prints from every cartridge, you can expect our high-yield ink and toner cartridges to save you money in the long run. Combined with toner saving mode, your high yield toner cartridges will go even further, making printing costs cheaper still.

With a range of built-in cost saving options for you to enable at your discretion, Brother’s inkjet printers are some of the cheapest printers to run. Our range of inkjet printers are affordable too, so you won’t have to deal with high upfront costs for printing either. Take a look at our full range of inkjet printers.

Genuine supplies

Not only will you get a higher yield out of genuine supplies, making your money go further, but you also reduce the risk of damage to your printer. While some non-genuine, third-party products may tempt you with lower prices – they could be something of a false economy. There’s a risk they could harm your printer and if they did, your warranty could be void due to the non-genuine nature of the product used. Having to repair or replace a printer thereafter, could cost you much more than the difference saved by opting for non-genuine supplies.

So, which is cheapest?

While Brother’s range of printers include many features designed to save your money and bring overall costs down, which one works out cheapest for you will depend on your circumstances – and whatever it is you’ll need to use your printer for. For example, while a black and white printer is almost always cheaper to buy and run than a colour printer, this won’t be a worthwhile investment if you know you’re going to require colour printing from time to time. The best thing to do is reflect on your must-have features and go from there. Once you have that in mind, consider which device would be cheapest by thinking about its TCO – the ‘Total Cost of Ownership’ once all supplies and running costs are factored in.

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