Each and every time that you purchase ink and supplies for your HP Deskjet F325 Inkjet printer, you'll find yourself making the choice between genuine supplies that have been manufactured and approved for use with your printer by HP and third-party alternatives. The latter can look like an attractive option when the price of purchase is lower than the genuine ink. However, the purchase price is just one of many things that impact how much you'll pay for each document that you print. Make sure that you consider them all before you make your decision.
Things to think about when you're buying ink
Obviously, you'll think about the price of the cartridge but make sure you also consider the yield rate of the ink (these genuine HP inks will print around 190 pages in black and white and 165 in colour before requiring replacement), the quality of the printouts that it will produce and the environmental track-record of the company that made it. It's also important to take a moment to make sure that there's no risk of the ink causing damage to your printer. Ink produced by your printer's manufacturer is designed to be compatible with your device; however, aftermarket inks can often malfunction or cause ink buildup in your printer, and any damage caused is not often covered by any service package or warranty plan.
Maximising the performance of your HP Deskjet F325 Inkjet printer
Your HP Deskjet F325 Inkjet printer will be able to print fastest and at its most economical when it is set to draft mode. However, some third-party inks are unable to produce acceptable quality printouts when used in this setting. This means that you'll have to resort to a higher quality setting that will use more ink and take longer to produce each document that you have to print. When you consider this alongside the significantly higher yield rate that genuine HP inks can offer, you may well find that the actual cost per page printed is higher with third-party supplies than the genuine originals, despite the initial cost of purchasing the ink being cheaper. What's more, genuine HP cartridges can be recycled to help protect the environment for future generations.
*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.