According to Gartner, “Businesses looking to trim spending on print costs should turn the budget-cutting knife toward operating costs first”. Lower acquisition costs “are a tempting place to try to save money” but these savings “can be easily offset by increased labor and service”.
Recently, an independent testing laboratory ran a series of tests designed to objectively compare the performance of genuine fusers to that of third-party brands. The third-party brands sell their fusers as “having equal performance to that of genuine” fusers. After testing six fusers each from 6 different brands across 15 Lexmark printers and running nearly 6 million pages, here’s what they found.