Replacement Costs for a Thermal Printhead
One of the most important services any company can offer you is to provide you with the truth. Every day you make decisions for your company based on how cost effective the situation is and whether or not your return of investment is at its upmost potential.
Zebra currently has a program called the Printhead Protection Program. This program states that if you agree to purchase exclusive Zebra products for all your thermal printing device needs; they will replace your printheads for free for the life of your printing device.
At first this program sounds fantastic, who wouldn’t like receiving something for free? However, we want you to stop and read this before you become a member of this program.
FOR EVERY FREE PRINTHEAD FROM ZEBRA, YOU WILL SPEND $7,733.90
Let us show you how:
Printhead: Average lifespan of a printhead is 1.5 million linear inches
Printer: Zebra 105sl 203 DPI printer as our test case.
Labels: 4 inch label. Printing 4 linear inches per label. 1,500,000 linear inches / 4 inches per label = 375,000 labels
Wax Ribbon: 4.02 x 1476 feet with a 1 inch core. Converting feet into inches yields: 1476 * 12 = 17,712 inches. 1,500,000 linear inches / 17,712 inches per ribbon = 84.666 Zebra rolls per printhead.
|(with perforation and a 3 inch core)|
|4×6 labels (Part # 72356)||4×6 labels (Part # 72356)|
|1 box = $50.00 (4 rolls per box)||1 box = $112.20 (4 rolls per box)|
|1 roll = $12.50||1 roll = $27.80|
|1,000 labels per roll||950 labels per roll|
|1,000 labels/$12.50||950 labels/$27.80|
|$.012 per label||$.029 per label|
|$.012 x 375,000 = $4687.50||$.029 x 375,000 = $10,875.00|
|Part #05319BK10245||Part #05319BK10245|
|1 box = $245.00 (24 rolls per box)||1 box = $190.00 (6 rolls per box)|
|1 roll = $10.23||1 roll = $31.79|
|$10.23/17,712 = $.0005 per inch||$31.79/17,712 = $.0017 per inch|
|84.666 * $10.23(Ganson cost per roll) = $866.13||84.666 * $31.79 (Zebra cost per roll) = $2691.53|
|Zebra 105sl – 203 DPI Printhead|
|Cost of FREE Printhead|
|Label Cost: $4,687.50||Label Cost: $10,875.00|
|Ribbon Cost: $866.13||Ribbon Cost: $2,691.53|
|Printhead Cost: $279.00||Printhead Cost: Free|
|Ganson total cost = $5832.63||Zebra total cost = $13,566.53|
Cost of Free: $13,566.53 – $5,832.63 = $7,733.90
We know that the math is long, but the numbers speak for themselves.
In order to save your company money on operating costs, listen to the money and save yourself THOUSANDS of dollars!
Your dollars, your choice, Ganson will deliver.