gapTCO CPP Comparison of Four A4 Small Workteam Color MFPs

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 Canon MAXIFY GX6020, the Epson EcoTank Pro ET-5800, the HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M479fdw, and the Lexmark CX431adw.

At an AMPV of 750 pages, under a five-year length of ownership, and leveraging the manufacturer website price for hardware:

The Canon MAXIFY GX6020 is the winning product with the lowest TCO at $953.95, followed by the Epson EcoTank Pro ET-5800 at $996.92, the Lexmark CX431adw at $4,277.80, and the HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M479fdw at $4,450.82.

  • The Canon MAXIFY GX6020 and the Epson EcoTank Pro ET-5800 feature continuous ink supply system (CISS) technology, while the HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M479fdw and the Lexmark CX431adw leverage laser marking technology.
  • The HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M479fdw offers the fastest print speeds at 28ppm, followed by the Lexmark CX431adw at 26ppm. The Epson EcoTank Pro ET-5800 features 25/12ppm print speeds, and the Canon MAXIFY GX6020 provides users with 24/15.5ppm print speeds.
  • All products in the comparison except the Canon MAXIFY GX6020 come equipped with fax functionality. The Canon MFP offers print, copy, and scan capabilities.
  • While the Epson EcoTank Pro ET-5800 comes with the largest standard input tray capacity at 500 sheets, the HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M479fdw offers the largest maximum input tray capacity at 850 sheets.
  • While all MFPs in the comparison feature a color touchscreen display, the Epson and HP models offer the largest at 4.3 inches, followed by the Lexmark device at 2.8 inches and the Brother device at 2.7 inches.
  • With regards to footprint, the Lexmark CX431adw has the smallest at 251.1 square inches. The Canon MAXIFY GX6020 comes in second at 256.0 square inches, followed by the HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M479fdw at 305.0 and the Epson EcoTank Pro ET-5800 at 329.0.
  • The Canon MAXIFY GX6020 comes with the longest warranty at three years, followed by the Epson EcoTank Pro ET-5800 with two years. The HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M479fdw and the Lexmark CX431adw each offer a year-long warranty.
  • Usage-Based Black CPPs for this specific printing environment, lowest to highest are as follows:
    • Canon MAXIFY GX6020: $0.0012
    • Epson EcoTank Pro ET-5800: $0.0013
    • Lexmark CX431adw: $0.0189
    • HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M479fdw: $0.0229
  • Usage-Based Color CPPs for this specific printing environment, lowest to highest are as follows:
    • Canon MAXIFY GX6020: $0.0056
    • Epson EcoTank Pro ET-5800: $0.0075
    • Lexmark CX431adw: $0.1469
    • HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M479fdw: $0.1483

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The gapTCO is a product of market intelligence firm gap intelligence. It is an intuitive, graphical user experience designed to allow simple and easy analysis of the Total Cost of Ownership of printer and MFP devices.

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The gapTCO is a product of market intelligence firm gap intelligence. It is an intuitive, graphical user experience designed to allow simple and easy analysis of the Total Cost of Ownership of printer and MFP devices.