I recently replaced my NEC Silentwriter 95 with an Optra E+ with
The Optra E has a toner cartridge rated at 3000 pages and a photoconductor
cartridge rated at 20000 pages.
As I recall, the NEC cartridges are rated at 8000 pages.
I then computed the cost of the cartridges for 120000 pages. The Optra
came out about $100 ahead. Of course, toner cartridge prices vary over
time and depend on quantity purchased.
>>> Am interested in purchasing an NEC superscript 860--but they appear to
>>> be in short supply. Are they being phased out? Next question, why
>>> is there a shortage of toner cartridges for this machine? Am I making
>>> a mistake in considering this purchase?
>>Have u checked the price of the cartridges. As I recall the 850
>>cartridge was about $180 which was pretty pricey for a 1500 copy
>You're way off base here-- the carts are about $125 retail (local Staples
>store has them) and they are rated for 5,000 copies, not 1,500. That's
>2.5 cents per copy for consumables, and if you but your paper at a
>warehouse club you'll come in well under 4 cents per copy including paper.
>Derek R. Larson Indiana University Department of History
> "Eastward I go by force, but Westward I go free!" -H. D. Thoreau
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