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Everybody is aware that colour prints are more expensive than a black and white ones. But does it really have to cost so much more? ColourFlex offers you a fair price because it allows you to pay only for what you actually use.

More colour prints
In the last 10 to 15 years there hase been an increase in the use of colour printers and copy machines within companies in The Netherlands en Belgium. Colour printers and copy machines of course existed before, but because there is now only a small margin in price between them and their black and white counterparts, 80 to 90% of all office machines being installed is colour.

Higher printing costs
If you use colour machines in the work place it is very probably that the colour output will be higher than was originally estimated, thus increasing printing costs. This is because most printer manufacturers have higher margins for colour printing than black and white printing.

On average, printing rate is 1 cent for a monochrome and 8 cents for colour. This would appear to be both logical and reasonable since more toner is necessary for a colour print. However, a colour print is built up of four types of toner (cyan, magenta, yellow and black) amounting to costs 4 cents and not 8 cents as stated above. So why does is cost so much more?

Page coverage
The answer lies in just how much colour toner is being used per printed page. Since Asian multifunction printer manufacturers have calculated that an average colour print has a page coverage of 20 to 25%, inferring that a quarter of the page is fully printed, you are in fact paying a rate besed on a world-wide estimation.

Is this fair?
Do you actually use that much yourself? Several surveys have shown that on average Dutch and Belgian companies (SME) use less than 10% page coverage when using colour prints. So you are indeed paying too much!

Itec is offering the unique ColourFlex concept of paying only for what you actually use! Our account managers are eager to work with you to find out what you really do print and what your personal page coverage is. They can offer ways of reducing the number of unnecessary (colour) prints you may be making. Above all they will supply you with honest and transparent prices for your colour prints, guaranteeing substantial savings.

In need of a fair price for colour prints?
Please contact us for a free quote.

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