If you're shopping for ink and supplies for your HP Deskjet D1560 printer, you'll be able to choose between genuine inks that have been approved by the manufacturer of your printer and third-party alternative supplies. It can be easy to choose the third-party option, particularly when the initial purchase price appears to be cheaper than the genuine product.
However, making comparisons between two different ink supplies is actually more complex than this and there are a number of other factors that you should consider before coming to a decision. These can include the yield rate of any particular cartridge, the print quality that it will produce for you and the environmental impact of the manufacturing process. You'll also want to be sure that any third-party supplies that you choose won't cause any damage to your HP Deskjet D1560 that wouldn't be covered by a service plan or warranty. This is a worry that you'll be able to avoid if you select a genuine HP ink.
Getting the best performance from your HP Deskjet D1560
Your HP printer is rated to print around 18 pages per minute in black and white mode and 13 pages per minute in colour. These print speeds are only obtainable when the printer is running in draft mode. Certain third-party ink supplies will only be able to produce very poor quality prints when used in this setting. That means that you'll have to increase the quality mode to a higher setting in order to produce usable prints. This will increase the cost of every page that you print and the time that each document takes to appear. It also means that the cost of each individual page that you print using genuine inks on your HP Deskjet D1560 could actually be cheaper than with a third-party supply.
*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.