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Pc magazine article truth_about_page_yields

  1. 1. THE TRUTH….. ACCORDING TO THE ROCHESTER INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY STUDY COMMISSIONED BY PC MAGAZINE 2008 HP has made recent claims that Cartridge World inks don’t provide as much page yield as the HP OEM. Instead of making first person claims we will quote from a third party source, PC World Magazine: PC World teamed up with the Rochester Institute of Technology, a respected research university known for its top-notch laboratory that tests imaging products. They ran side-by-side tests of brand-name and third–party inks to compare image quality and fade resistance. They also tracked how many pages each cartridge churned out before running dry. All of the third-party inks in the test group yielded more prints per cartridge-on top of costing less. This study was conducted unbeknownst to Cartridge World. The findings were reported in the March and June 2008 issues of PC magazine. Some excerpts from the article are below: “The OEM’s (original equipment manufacturers) claim that their ink is worth the premium prices they charge for it. HP charges $18 for a black ink cartridge for its Photosmart C5180 printer, but the same cartridge remanufactured by Cartridge World cost only $8.75. Who’s telling the truth? They also tracked how many pages each cartridge churned out before running dry. All of the third- party inks in the test group yielded more prints per cartridge-on top of costing less”. “Cartridge World earned scores identical to those awarded to HP’s own ink, including an overall rating of Good, on almost all of the tests. When RIT printed 20 pages from each set of cartridges- HP’s ink and three aftermarket inks- and saw no change in print quality a result tending to support earlier conclusion that the print quality of the third-party ink was equal to that of the HP ink. Cartridge World cartridges, which cost less than HP’s OEM versions on all counts, produced impressive page yield numbers, too: Its black, cyan, and magenta cartridge generated about 70 percent more pages than the HP cartridge, and its yellow cartridge churned out 80 percent more”. “The overall disparity between Canon inks and Cartridge World inks was smaller. For high-quality photo prints, however, the Cartridge World cartridges were a bargain, printing at 17 cents per page versus the Canon inks’ 26 cents per page”. “Depending on your printer, you may be able to find cheaper, third party inks that perform as well as or better than the brand-name stuff. In our study we found that third-party ink cartridges usually cost less and often yielded more prints than their manufacturer-made rivals. And over the lifetime of your printer, cost savings from buying third-party inks can be considerable.” With prices far below the OEM products and quality as good for your printing needs what do you have to lose? Businesses that have discovered Cartridge World are saving thousands of dollars each year, it’s good for your bottom line and good for the environment. 1

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