When you're shopping for a new printer, you'll find yourself faced with the choice between genuine inks from the printer's original manufacturer and third-party products. Sometimes, it's easy to be tempted by the third-party product, particularly if the initial purchase price appears to be cheaper. However, before you make your decision, it's worth taking a moment to consider the advantages that you'll gain when you choose genuine inks. These can include better print quality, higher yields from every cartridge that you buy. It will also help you to avoid the damage that certain third-party inks can cause to your printer. It's particularly important to take this into account as this type of damage is rarely covered by any warranty or service plan that you may have in place for your printer.
Maximising the performance of your HP Business Inkjet 2600
The HP Business Inkjet 2600 printer is capable of producing up to 15 pages per minute in black and white mode and around eight pages per minute in colour. These speeds can only be achieved when the printer is set to draft mode. Some third-party inks will produce unacceptably poor quality prints in this mode, forcing you to select a higher setting that uses more ink and produces prints more slowly. By using genuine inks, you'll be able to save money on every document that you produce.
Print for longer
You'll also be able to print more documents with each genuine ink cartridge that you buy, thanks to the higher yield of genuine HP ink. This means that the cost per page may actually be lower with genuine ink than a third-party option that may appear to be cheaper at first. When you take all of these factors into account, it's clear that genuine ink from HP is often the best option.
*Page yields are declared by the manufacturer in accordance with ISO/IEC standards or occasionally estimated based on 5% per page coverage. Yields will vary greatly depending on image, area coverage, print mode and environmental conditions.