When the time comes to purchase new supplies for your HP Deskjet F2100 All-in-One Printer, you'll find that you have to make a choice between genuine supplies that have been built and approved by the original manufacturer of the printer and a third-party alternative. When you only account for the cost of purchasing the ink, these third-party alternatives can look like a very attractive option. However, ink purchase price is just one of the factors that go into determining the cost of each page printed using your HP Deskjet F2100 All-in-One Printer and it's important to take them all into account before deciding which type of ink will provide the best value.
What determines the cost per page printed?
As well as the cost of purchasing the ink, you'll want to make sure that you consider the quality of printout that your chosen cartridge can produce, how many pages it will be able to print before it needs to be replaced (also known as the yield rate) and the environmental reputation of the manufacturer. You'll also want to be sure that there's no risk of the ink causing damage to your printer, as can be the case with certain third-party supplies.
Maximising print quality from your HP Deskjet F2100 All-in-One Printer
You'll find that your HP Deskjet F2100 All-in-One Printer is able to print more quickly when you set it to draft mode. However, many third-party supplies will struggle to produce acceptable quality printouts when you apply this setting. This may mean that you have to switch to a higher quality mode which will use more ink and take longer to print each document in order to produce acceptable quality printouts. In some cases, you'll find that this pushes the cost per page printed above what it would be with a genuine HP ink, showing why it's important to consider multiple factors when deciding which type of ink to buy.