Mono EcoTank TCO Calculator Methodology

The mono EcoTank total cost of ownership calculator ("TCO Calculator") indicates the total cost of ownership based on the initial purchase cost of hardware plus the on-going costs of ink or toner over a given period. Please note that additional variable costs may influence the total cost of ownership, including but not limited to other consumables, servicing, power consumption and parts replacement.

The comparison models in the TCO Calculator include competitor mono (black & white) laser single function printers (SFPs) and multi-function printers (MFPs). The average selling price of the printers and consumables in AUD ($) was obtained by calculating the average of all models available to compare in the mono EcoTank TCO Calculator. The cost per page was calculated from the consumable selling price divided by the manufacturersâ?T published yield officially disclosed in publicly available information.

The ‘Market Average’ is an overall average figure derived from the average of all competitor models being compared in the mono EcoTank TCO Calculator. All manufacturers’ specifications and performance data was collated from publicly available information including but not limited to manufacturers’ own brochures and websites.

The mono EcoTank TCO Calculator only makes comparisons with the specified Epson mono EcoTank printers and is not intended as a general product comparison tool for other Epson printers.

Epson mono EcoTank printers are designed primarily for the business market and for higher-volume home users and therefore usages and figures in the mono EcoTank TCO Calculator are in line with this anticipated usage.

The mono EcoTank Calculator is not designed to replace information that may be provided by your dealer or in the detailed specifications that come with any product.

The mono EcoTank Calculator is designed as a guide only. Although Epson have made reasonable endeavours to ensure the accuracy of the data on this site, no representations or warranties are made as to accuracy or currency of the data. Potential customers should take steps to verify the accuracy of important data which materially affects their business and should not seek to rely on the figures provided here.

Usage of competitors’ trademarked images or logos on this site is solely for the necessary purpose of fair comparison between the products. Any illustrations of competitors’ products are purely for illustration purposes and are not intended to be accurate representations of current models.

GST and delivery charges are not included in the pricing calculations. Prices are subject to change due to market conditions.

Printing costs are based on use of the default settings being used on both the Epson EcoTank and competitor printers. This is consistent with the settings employed in ISO certification.

All consumables yields and pricing data incorporated within the calculations for the mono EcoTank TCO Calculator are based on the manufacturers’ own genuine ink or toner.

Epson and competitors’ bundled toner and ink yields are taken from the manufacturers’ published specifications. If the manufacturer does not publish the bundled yield then it is assumed to be the same yield as the standard capacity genuine OEM replacement cartridge.

The cost savings stated represent the total cost savings for the specified print volume specified by the customer in the mono EcoTank Calculator and are based on the TCO difference between Epson and Competitor values using the following calculation:

  • Cost of Hardware plus [[[Average Printer Life x 12 x print volume] - bundled ink] / replacement ink yield] x replacement ink cost

To view the data used in the Mono EcoTank Calculator see the below tables.

Epson Mono Printers

PRINTER MODEL PRINTER PRICE (AUD) BUNDLED BLACK PAGE YIELD REPLACEMENT BLACK COST REPLACEMENT BLACK YIELD REPLACEMENT BLACK COST PER PAGE
ET-M1120 $249.00 5,000 $24.99 6,000 $0.004
ET-M1180 $319.00 5,000 $24.99 6,000 $0.004
ET-M2170 $399.00 5,000 $24.99 6,000 $0.004
ET-M3170 $449.00 5,000 $24.99 6,000 $0.004
ET-M3180 $519.00 5,000 $24.99 6,000 $0.004

Competitor Mono Laser Printers

PRINTER MODEL PRINTER PRICE (AUD) BUNDLED BLACK PAGE YIELD REPLACEMENT BLACK COST REPLACEMENT BLACK YIELD REPLACEMENT BLACK COST PER PAGE
HP M15w $119.00 500 $141.00 1,000 $0.141
HP Neverstop 1001nw $449.00 5,000 $37.00 2,500 $0.015
HP LaserJet Pro M404dn $317.00 3,000 $105.99 3,000 $0.035
HP LaserJet Pro M404n $291.00 1,500 $105.99 3,000 $0.035
Brother HL-L2305W $118.00 700 $79.00 1,200 $0.066
Brother HL-L2300D $149.00 700 $79.00 1,200 $0.066
Brother HL-L2350 $159.00 700 $85.00 1,200 $0.071
Brother HL-L2375DW $179.00 700 $85.00 1,200 $0.071
Brother HL-5100DN $299.00 2,000 $149.00 3,000 $0.050
Brother HL-L2395DW $214.00 700 $85.00 1,200 $0.071
Brother MFP DCP-1510 $199.00 700 $68.88 1,000 $0.069
Brother L2710 $259.00 700 $85.00 1,200 $0.071
Brother L2713 $238.00 700 $85.00 1,200 $0.071
Brother L2730 $289.00 700 $85.00 1,200 $0.071
Brother L2750 $329.00 700 $85.00 1,200 $0.071
Brother MFC-L5755DW $749.00 2,000 $149.00 3,000 $0.050
HP Neverstop 1202nw $579.00 5,000 $37.00 2,500 $0.015