What Is the Cost Per Page for the Average Color Laser Printer?

As of 2015, the average cost per page of color images printed on color laser printers ranges from eight to 12 cents. The cost of black-and-white images printed on a color laser printer ranges from one to two cents per page.

Variables that can increase and decrease the price per page include the percentage of ink coverage on the page, the chemistry of the specific ink cartridge and environmental factors. In order to roughly calculate the cost per page, users can take the cost of the ink cartridge and divide it by the maximum number of pages printed with that cartridge.