Charging options

The software can calculate and record a monetary cost of each print for accounting purposes, which is calculated based on a job’s number of pages, colour information and paper size. In order to assign monetary costs, choose Printer - Charging Options from the main menu:

Charging options window
  • The Base page charge is an amount charged for a single black & white A4 page.
  • The Colour job surcharge is an amount added to the base page charge if the job is printed in colour.
  • The Large job surcharge is an amount added to the base page charge if the job is printed on paper larger than A4.
  • The Duplex job surcharge is an amount added to the base page charge if job is double-sided. This surcharge can be negative.

For example with the above values, if a user prints a 10-page job in colour, the job cost will be 10 x (0.05 + 0.10) = $1.50. If the same job is printed double-sided, the job cost will be 10 x (0.05 + 0.10 - 0.02) = $1.30.