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The Four Hidden Costs of Bargain-Brand Print Cartridges

Don’t fall into the bargain trap. Cheap toner cartridges may end up costing more than you realize. This infographic explains.

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The Four Hidden Costs of Bargain-Brand Print Cartridges

  1. 1. The Four Hidden Costs of Bargain-Brand Print Cartridges 1) Low Yield ©2016 Xerox Corporation. All rights reserved. Xerox® and Xerox and Design® are trademarks of Xerox Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. BR20582 Xerox Corporation commissioned Buyers Laboratory (BLI) to conduct an independent comparative lab evaluation of Ninestar brand cartridges and Xerox® cartridges for the HP® P1606 and HP® M451 printers. Stats quoted above are derived from those reports. Xerox Toner Cartridge for HP P1606 vs. Ninestar Xerox Toner Cartridge for HP M451 vs. Ninestar Characters fully formed Consistent line thickness Consistent, even solids Rich, true photographic images Xerox Bargain cartridge2) Poor Quality 3) Increased Failures of competitive cartridges failed prematurely during testing. There were no premature expirations whatsoever with the Xerox cartridges. 4) Increased Operating Costs 4k Rated Yield, Black Black Cyan Magenta Yellow 2.6k Rated Yield, CMY 33% Up to 54% higher annual operating cost due to low yield and poor image quality. Xerox cartridges consistently deliver expected results and quality. 54% 343pages short of their own rated page yield 100%Print Quality Defects Bargain Cartridges Xerox Cartridges You may think you’re getting a deal with bargain-brand replacement cartridges. Think again.