While most companies will be very concerned with the bottom line, they may not be aware of the concept of Page Yield. This is unfortunate because the issue of page yield will often weigh fairly heavily in terms of the monetary expenditures a business makes. And, on the flip side, a company that keeps their eyes on Page Yield costs can shave a great deal of money off a budget.
Page Yield helps you compare the cost associated with producing each page actually printed, because Page Yield tells you how many pages a particular inkjet or toner cartridge will print or produce. This is one of the most important considerations you should factor in to any decision to purchase a new printer and what printer you will purchase. You need to determine the bottom line cost of producing each page on each printer you are considering.
Consumers frequently try to save money by purchasing the least expensive ink cartridges for their printers. That’s perfectly logical. But they many not be comparing these ink cartridges accurately when making their decision. It’s not just about price alone. If the cartridge purchased at a cheaper rate actually produces a much lower Page Yield, you may not be getting as much for your money as you think.
How so? Well, if the cartridge offers such a low yield, then it will need to be replaced much sooner than it would if it had a much higher yield. This concept escapes most people and it is not because they lack the capacity to understand it. It is more of a situation that they have not been made aware of the concept of Page Yield in the past. Hopefully, the presentation could be the first steps towards developing such an understanding.
There are resources that present detailed information as to the subject of printer ink yield. As well as a term printer ink manufacturers use when discussing the stats of a cartridge and that is 5% coverage. In brief that is not a lot of print on a page. A short memo would be about 5% coverage. Think about that for a moment, Lets be realistic about this, most of us are printing reports, typing letters, copying emails, printing pictures, the list is endless. The point being, with such a variety of printing jobs most will be more than 5% coverage. So as an example a one page printed letter will be around 40-50% coverage on an 8.5 x 11 sheet of paper. What will this do to the page yield? It will drop the number of printed pages considerably, costing you more money per cartridge.
While not all brand name ink cartridge manufacturers offer high yield versions of all ink cartridges, some do. And it pays to compare those cartridges with the less expensive versions to see how many pages (the Page Yield) you can actually get at a particular level of coverage from each one. That way you’ll be purchasing an ink cartridge that produces more pages for the investment you make.
Remanufactured ink cartridges are another option to consider to help save printing expense. This can be a wise investment-as long as you are sure you only purchase remanufactured cartridges from companies that are reputable. You should definitely do your research before just purchasing from any company that offers remanufactured cartridges to find out what their reputation is in regard to their ink cartridges and the customer satisfaction level.
Other people explore purchasing remanufactured cartridges as a means to save money on printing. This can save you money and give you a good return on your investment with good Page Yield. However, it is very important to purchase such remanufactured cartridges only from reputable organizations, so do your research. Knowing how to compare actual Page Yield and considering that-in addition to just price-can save you a lot of money when you are purchasing print cartridges. It can also save you time because you won’t have to continually run out to purchase new ink cartridges. The next time you plan to purchase a new printer, consider the ink cartridges available for each model and factor the Page Yield into the equation when making your choice.