15 th Dec. 2015
Updated 3 Mar 2016
Resetting the page counter when low toner is indicated on the panel :
1/2¢ per page black and 0.5¢ for colour
I have been having issues with printer supply costs and have now arrived at a satisfactory solution.
Previously when I switched from inkjet to laser for colour printing on the promise of lower supply input costs . For that I chose a Samsung multipurpose machine which used round toner cartridges. The original cartridges are costly and refilled ones seemed to be short lived, maybe because with Samsung’s system most of the toner finished up in the waste toner collector .
After switching back to Inkjet with an on special HP Multifunction was bought but even with Costco HP refill program this too was eating cartridges all too frequently.
I long ago switched to Laser Monocolour with a Brother HL-2270DW which is both very economical on toner ( InkOwl refills last approx 1 year per refill @ $13 for 2600 pages = 0.5¢/page) . Based on this I began researching the currently available colour lasers with two criterior in mind – 1 long duty cycle and low colour cost per page . The Brother MFC- 9340 multifuntion was highly rated and so purchased with a 3 year replacement warranty with a $150 discount @ Staples for $349 .
It was fairly easy to set up on my Apple systems except the supplied CD with drivers was way out of date. But the correct ones for Yosemite were found at Brother support and installed.
InkOwl also offer toner kits for this model @ $ 70 which claim a same as original output of 1400 colour pages = 5¢/page