The Age-Old Printer Battle: Color vs. Black and White - Monthly Duty Cycle: Multipass
Monthly Duty Cycle: Multipass Advantage: B&W For color printers that need four passes for each page, the monthly duty cycle advantage for monochrome printers is even more than the specs suggest. The color printers duty cycle is really measured in passes, not pages, with one pass per mono page and four passes per color page.
The day will surely come when there's no choice in printers: There will be color and color. But today, it's worth taking a fresh look at the pros and cons of color and monochrome printers. The results may surprise you.
By M. David Stone