When you have to purchase supplies for your HP Enterprise CP4520 Colour Printer, you'll find yourself having to make the choice between genuine toners that have been built and approved by HP and third-party alternatives. If the only thing that you choose to consider is the price of the cartridge, then you may well end up leaning toward the third-party option. However, there are a number of other factors that you should consider before making a decision as, in many cases, there are other factors that can significantly reduce the cost of using genuine supplies.
What should you consider when purchasing new toners
As well as the price of the cartridge, it is also important to check the yield rate that your cartridge is capable of. Genuine HP cartridges for your CP4520 printer will be capable of printing up to 11,000 pages in colour and 8,500 pages in black before requiring replacement. You also need to check the quality of prints that it will be able to produce for you and whether there is a recycling programme in place that will enable you to dispose of the cartridges responsibly once you have finished using them.
Getting the best from your HP Enterprise CP4520 Colour Printer
Your CP4520 printer is able to produce around 42 pages per minute in both black and white and colour when it is set to draft mode. Unfortunately, in many cases, third-party supplies will produce very poor print quality in this setting. This may well mean that you have to select a higher quality setting to produce acceptable print quality. This means that every document that you print will take longer and cost more. Often, this pushes the cost per page printed with third-party supplies above the price of using first-party, approved supplies that have been produced by the manufacturer specifically for your printer.
*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.