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The Case for High Yield Cartridges

The Case for High Yield Cartridges

When searching for the right cartridge for your printer, you may have come across two options: standard yield and high yield. Some manufacturers may refer to this as standard capacity and high capacity, but they signify the same thing. You’ll notice that, for the high yield cartridge, the estimated page yield will be considerably higher, but so will the price. So is it worth it to purchase a high yield cartridge?

The short answer to that question is yes. Although the price will be a little higher, the increased page yield will actually save you money, allowing you to print more pages before the cartridge is depleted and lowering your total cost per page.

Compare the costs of printing with the HP 60 (standard yield) and HP 60XL (high yield) black cartridges.

OEM Standard Yield High Yield
Cost: $15.99 $36.99
Capacity: 5ml 15ml
Page Yield: 200 pgs 600 pgs
Cost Per Page $0.08 $0.06

 

 

 

 

 

As you can see, the high yield cartridge yields three times as much as the standard yield. So, by purchasing the high yield cartridge, you stand to save $10.98!

Now, compare the prices of 123inkjets’ compatible¬†counterpart to the HP 60 and HP 60XL.

123inkjets Brand Standard Yield High Yield
Cost: $13.99 $18.99
Capacity: 5ml 15ml
Page Yield: 200 pgs 600 pgs
Cost Per Page $0.07 $0.03

 

 

 

 

 

Not only is the cost per page drastically lower on the 123 brand but, by buying the high yield cartridge, you’re saving yourself $22.98!

It’s important to consider how often you print, though. If you rarely print and doubt that you’ll go through the cartridge in a period of a year, it may be best to purchase a standard yield cartridge, as the cartridge is at increased risk of its printhead drying and clogging after this time.

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