When purchasing ink and supplies for your HP Deskjet F2180 Inkjet Printer, you'll often find yourself choosing between genuine inks that have been manufactured and approved by HP and third-party alternatives. Whilst it can sometimes be tempting to go with the third-party option on the basis of price alone, there are actually a number of other factors that go into determining the cost of each page printed that you should be sure to take into account before you make a decision.
What you should consider when purchasing ink
As well as the price of the cartridge, it's important to know the print quality that your chosen ink will produce, its yield rate and the environmental reputation of the manufacturer. It's also important to make sure that there's no risk of your chosen supplies causing damage to your printer as this type of issue is rarely covered under any warranty or service plan that you may have in place.
Getting the best performance from your HP Deskjet F2180 Inkjet Printer
According to HP, the Deskjet F2180 is capable of printing 17 pages per minute in black and white and 11 pages per minute in colour. These statistics only apply when the printer is set to draft mode. In some cases, you'll find that third-party supplies struggle to produce acceptable print quality when you're using this setting. This will generally force you to switch to a higher quality print setting that will take longer and use more ink to produce the same results as genuine ink may manage in draft mode. When you also consider the higher yield rate and better efficiency of usage of genuine inks, HP offer a more cost-effective option for printing than third-party cartridges. What's more, HP meet ENERGY STAR standards to limit their carbon emissions, helping your business better meet its green targets.
*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.