The cost of printing takes into account a number of factors, including the type of printer, how much the ink cartridges yield, and the price of the ink cartridges. To determine the cost of printing, take the cost of the ink cartridge and divide it by the page yield.
Cost per page calculations vary based on the type of printer and which company manufactured it, so the first step in determining cost per page is to find this information, usually located on the printer. Once you know this, you can determine which type of ink cartridges the computer uses. Manufacturers often share their page yield either on their websites or on the sides of the ink cartridges.