When you're purchasing supplies for your printer, it's easy to have your eye caught by third-party alternative ink cartridges that may appear to be significantly cheaper than genuine inks. However, before you go ahead and purchase the third party supplies, it's well worth taking a moment to consider the advantages that come with using genuine ink.
These plus points can include higher yields from every cartridge that you buy, better print quality and higher environmental standards from the manufacturer. You'll also avoid the risk of damage that can occur when you use certain third-party products that haven't been approved by the manufacturer of your printer. This is particularly important when you're using a specialist, large-format printer like the HP Designjet 20ps, since it may be difficult to quickly source a replacement that allows you to get on with your work.
Improving the performance of your HP Designjet 20ps large format printer
When using genuine HP ink, your HP Designjet 20ps is capable of printing around 10 pages per minute in A4 and three pages per minute in A3 in draft mode. When you use third-party inks, you may find that draft mode produces unacceptably poor quality prints. However, when you use genuine HP inks, you may well find that draft mode is able to produce printouts that meet your quality standards.
It's also worth taking a moment to consider the yield. Genuine HP inks offer the highest possible yield levels, which means you'll be able to print more pages before you have to purchase a replacement cartridge. This also has benefits for the environment, as it reduces the number of cartridges that have to be manufactured. Taken as a whole, these benefits mean that choosing genuine HP inks can lead to significant cost savings.
*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.