When you need to purchase ink and supplies for your HP Deskjet D4200 Inkjet Printer, you will often find yourself making the choice between genuine cartridges that have been approved by the printer's manufacturer and other third-party suppliers. On some occasions, the third-party supplies can look like a good choice at first glance, particularly if the purchase price is notably cheaper. However, there are a number of other factors that you should take into account before deciding which type of ink to purchase. These include better print quality, higher yields from each cartridge that you purchase and a stronger environmental track record. You'll also be able to avoid the risk of damage that can be caused to your printer by third-party supplies that have not been approved by the manufacturer. This is particularly important as this type of damage is rarely covered by service plans or warranties.
Getting the best performance from your HP Deskjet D4200 Inkjet Printer
The HP Deskjet D4200 Inkjet Printer is designed to print 30 pages per minute in black and white and 26 pages per minute in colour. These performance levels can only be achieved when the printer is set to draft mode. Many third-party inks will struggle to produce an acceptable print quality when the printer is using this setting and you'll find that you have to use a higher quality setting. This will increase the cost of every page that you print and means that each document will take longer to complete. In some cases, this can mean that genuine ink actually has a lower cost per page than a third-party option.
When you take this into consideration alongside the higher yield of genuine inks and the HP's stronger environmental track record, it's clear that genuine ink can be a superior and cost-effective 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.