You'll have two main options the next time you need to buy supplies for your HP Deskjet D4260 Inkjet Printer. You can either choose a genuine ink cartridge that has been built and approved for use by the original manufacturer of your printer or you can choose an ink that has been manufactured by a third party. Although it can sometimes be very tempting to select the third party option if the sticker price is lower, it's worth taking a moment to consider a few other factors before you make a decision on which ink you should purchase.
Key considerations when purchasing supplies
The factors that you should take into account include the print quality that your chosen ink will be able to produce, the yield rate of the cartridge and the environmental track record that the manufacturer has built up. You should also ensure that there's no risk of your chosen ink causing damage to your printer, as has happened with some third-party supplies in the past. This is an essential consideration as this type of damage is rarely covered by any warranty or service agreements that you may have in place.
Printing faster for longer
Your HP Deskjet D4260 Inkjet Printer can only achieve its fastest print speed when it is set to draft mode. In some cases, this will cause third-party supplies to produce very poor quality prints, meaning that you'll have to run your printer on a higher quality setting that will slow down your prints and use more ink. This can mean that the cost per page printed is actually higher with a third-party cartridge than with ink from the original manufacturer, despite the lower price of purchase. When you take all of these factors into account, genuine ink for your HP Deskjet D4260 Inkjet Printer can start to look like a much better 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.