If you're shopping for supplies for your HP Business Inkjet 1200 printer, then you'll find yourself making the choice between genuine HP inks and a third-party alternative. Whilst it can initially be tempting to choose the third-party option due to the lower initial price of purchase, it's well worth considering the advantages of genuine inks before you opt for one over the other. These advantages can include higher yields from every cartridge you buy, better quality printouts and a better environmental performance. You'll also avoid facing the risk of damage that certain third-party supplies can cause. This is particularly important to consider as this type of damage is rarely covered by any service agreement or warranty that you may have.
Getting the best performance from your HP Business Inkjet 1200
The HP Business Inkjet 1200 printer is capable of producing around 28 pages per minute in black and white mode and 24 pages per minute in colour. Whilst genuine HP inks will produce acceptable printouts at any setting, many third-party inks will struggle to produce legible and acceptable quality prints in draft mode. This means that you'll have to increase the setting, meaning that every document you print will take longer and use more ink. This means that you may end up spending more on every page you print with a third-party cartridge than the genuine, HP approved option.
Printing more for longer
Yield is also a factor that contributes to the cost per page printed. Generally, HP inks provide a higher yield than their third-party alternatives. Again, this means that the cost per page may be lower with a genuine HP ink than the third party option. When taken together with the superior environmental record, it's easy to build a compelling case for choosing genuine HP inks 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.