The issue of Toner Cartridge Page Yields often creates some confusion and misunderstanding for the consumer. Simply put, “page yield” means the number of pages a given toner cartridge will print based upon 5% coverage of the page. It costs a lot of money to print, so it is important to purchase the most economical printers and toners for your office. The focus of this post will be HP toner cartridges, as they love to play the “Standard Yield and High Yield” toner game.
Typically, HP offers both Standard Yield “A” toners and High Yield “X” toners for most of their printers. I prefer to think of the “Standard Yield” toners as “Low Yield” toners. Every new HP printer shipped out has a Low Yield “A” toner cartridge shipped with it. And in the case of their color printers, four “A” low yield toners, one each of Black, Cyan, Magenta, and Yellow.
HP hopes that you will purchase the “A” low yield OEM HP toner for the rest of the life of your printer, because that is what their profit model is based upon. They actually often sell the printers at a loss, to hook you with their own expensive toners. HP is able to corner the market for 100% of the toner supplies for the first 6-12 months after they introduce a new printer model, until the Aftermarket Industry can properly reverse engineer the toner cartridges without any patent infringement. And, as I am sure you have experienced, a set of four OEM/New/HP color toners oftentimes costs more than the printer itself.
For example, The HP Color LaserJet M479fdw comes with the following low page yield “A” toners: 2,400 Black page yield (W2020A) and 2,100 color page yields (W2021A, W2022A, W2023A). But, they also offer High Yield “X” Toners that you can replace these with: 7,500 Black page yield (W2020X) and 6,000 Color page yields (W2021X, W2022X, W2023X). Clearly, once calculated, printing always costs less per page with the High Yield “X” HP toner cartridges. The more savvy consumer understands this game and will only use the high yield toners but will also seek out much less expensive Remanufactured and New Compatible Toner Cartridge alternatives.
I always encourage my clients to purchase the High Yield “X” toner cartridges for their HP LaserJet printers, or for whatever laser printer they use, because they are a better value and cost their company less money. And, of course, I further recommend that they save 30%-50% or more off the expensive OEM/New/HP toners by using our Excellent Quality Remanufactured and New Compatible High Yield Toner Cartridges in their laser printers.
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