The gapTCO tool is an intuitive, graphical user experience designed to allow simple and easy analysis of the Total Cost of Ownership of printer and MFP devices. This month’s installment compares the Kyocera ECOSYS M4132idn, Ricoh MP 305SPF, Sharp MX-M3051, and the Xerox VersaLink B7025D.
At an AMPV of 2,000 pages, under a five-year length of ownership, and leveraging public sector pricing for hardware:
The Kyocera ECOSYS M4132idn is the winning product with the lowest TCO of $2,663.41, followed by the Ricoh MP 305SPF with a TCO of $2,738.78, the Xerox VersaLink B7025D with a TCO of $2,792.33, and the Sharp MX-M3051 with a TCO of $3,357.46.
- All devices compared offer standard print, copy, and scan functionality, while the Ricoh MP 305SPF also comes with standard fax. The Kyocera ECOSYS M4132idn, Sharp MX-M3051, and Xerox VersaLink B7025D offer fax as an optional feature.
- The Kyocera ECOSYS M4132idn offers the fastest black print speeds at 32ppm, followed by the Ricoh MP 305SPF and Sharp MX-M3051 with 30ppm. The Xerox VersaLink B7025D offers the slowest print speeds in the comparison at 25ppm.
- The Xerox VersaLink B7025D is the only device in the comparison to feature a DADF that has a 110-sheet capacity, while the other three devices come with a standard ARDF. The Kyocera ECOSYS M4132idn and Ricoh MP 305SPF have a 50-sheet ARDF capacity and the Sharp MX-M3051features a 100-sheet capacity.
- The Sharp MX-M3051 provides the fastest scan speeds at up to 80ipm for black and color images, followed by the Xerox VersaLink B7025D at 55ipm for black and color images, the Kyocera ECOSYS M4132idn at up to 50ipm, and lastly the Ricoh MP 305SPF with scan speeds at 30ipm.
- The Sharp MX-M3051 provides users with the largest maximum input capacity at 6,300 sheets, followed by the Xerox VersaLink B7025D at 5,140 sheets, the Kyocera ECOSYS M4132idn at 1,600 sheets, and the Ricoh MP 305SPF with a maximum input capacity of 760 sheets.
- Average Public Sector Contract-Based Black CPCs for this specific printing environment, lowest to highest are as follows:
- Xerox VersaLink B7025D: $0.0071
- Kyocera ECOSYS M4132idn: $0.0080
- Sharp MX-M3051: $0.0082
- Ricoh MP 305SPF: $0.0115
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