When you're purchasing supplies for your HP Photosmart Wireless B110A e All-in-One Printer you'll be faced with the choice between genuine inks that have been manufactured and approved by HP and third-party alternatives. Although it can be very tempting to select the third-party options based on price point alone, there are a number of other things that make up the cost of printing a document that you should take into account before deciding which sort of ink to purchase for your printer.
Issues to consider when you purchase ink and supplies
The price of the cartridge isn't the only thing that determines the cost of printing a document using your HP Photosmart Wireless B110A e All-in-One Printer. You'll also want to consider the yield of each individual cartridge (HP's XL cartridges can produce up to 750 pages before they require replacement), how well the cartridges perform at lower quality settings and the environmental cost of manufacturing the inks. You'll also want to be sure that there's no risk of your chosen supplies causing damage to your printer, as some third-party inks have been known to in the past. This is essential as this type of damage is rarely covered by any warranties or service plans that may generally apply to your printer.
The question of yield
Not all ink supplies for the HP Photosmart Wireless B110A e All-in-One Printer provide identical performance. Most will provide different yields, meaning that some ink supplies are able to produce more pages before being replaced than others. This not only impacts the cost of every page that you print but makes a massive difference to the environmental impact of the ink as well. The lower the yield, the more cartridges will have to be manufactured over the lifetime of your printer and the greater the environmental cost. Genuine inks tend to provide the highest yields of all, making them the perfect choice in this situation.
*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.