When you're searching for supplies for your HP Designjet 510 Large Format printer, you'll be faced with the choice between genuine HP ink and third-party alternatives that can appear to be cheaper when you only look at the price.
However, there are a number of other factors that you should take into account before making the decision between genuine and third-party ink supplies. These include the yield of every cartridge that you purchase, the quality of the prints that they will produce and the environmental impact of the cartridges. When you take all of these factors into account, the decision-making process could be more complex than it first appears.
Getting the best performance from your HP Designjet 510
If, like most users, you rely on your HP Designjet 510 to print examples of your design work, then its vital that you achieve the highest possible quality every time you print a document. You're far more likely to achieve this when you make use of genuine HP inks that have been specifically designed for your HP Designjet 510. You'll also find that you achieve a far higher yield from genuine inks than you will from certain third-party alternatives.This means that you'll be able to print for longer before a replacement is required. It also means that the cost per page printed can often be lower using genuine ink than third-party options, despite the higher initial purchase price.
Genuine inks also have a stronger environmental record than some third-party options you may come across. This is not only because HP operates to the high environmental standards that you would expect from a company of its reputation but also because the higher yield rate means that fewer cartridges have to be manufactured. Overall, these factors can mean that genuine inks are the obvious option for your HP Designjet 510.
*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.