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Choosing ink and toner can be a daunting task – with all the options on the market for printing supplies, how do you know what’s right for your needs? What products will work most effectively? To learn more about the ins and outs of ink and toner, check out what HP’s products can offer:
When you go to print something, you expect that your documents will be legible, show the colors you expect, and print correctly on the first attempt. No one has time to run back and forth to the printer trying to fix poorly printed documents. Original HP supplies are engineered to create crisp, professional prints the first time and every time1. 58% of non-HP inks tested failed during use or right out of the box. Original HP Inks also last longer – they’ll print more than 2x the pages than non-HP inks tested.2 Whether you’re printing reference documents for your latest project or family photos, HP will deliver the high quality you expect.
Did you know that 100% of Original HP toner cartridges and 80% of Original HP Ink cartridges contain recycled content?3 HP diverts almost 1 million plastic bottles per day by using them as recycled content in new ink cartridges. They are working hard to accelerate their sustainability goals – by 2025 they will eliminate 75% of their single-use packaging4. Learn more about HP’s sustainability efforts here.
Indoor Air Quality
Did you know that the printing supplies you use can impact your air quality? Harmful toxins can be released when you print – and risk is increased if you use imitation cartridges. However, HP holds their original products to stringent standards that meet IAQ eco-label emission guidelines to help protect you and those around you from exposure to elevated levels of volatile organic compounds.5 Plus, Original HP Inks are water-based for odorless, low-emission printing and better indoor air quality.6 Check out our recent article to read more about indoor air quality.
With the evolution of technology comes an increase of methods that can be used to steal your information. Some imitation ink and toner cartridge chips can be reprogrammed to add harmful malware to your printer. HP provides increased security you can trust – their chips, firmware, and packaging are tamper-resistant to help reduce the risk of malicious code entering the printer cartridge.7
1North America results based on 2018 SpencerLab Color and 2019 SpencerLab Monochrome Reliability studies for North America, both commissioned by HP. Color study compared Original HP color cartridges with six brands of non-HP cartridges for the HP LaserJet Pro color 400 M451dn; CE410A/X, CE411A/412A/413A cartridges. See https://www.spencerlab.com/reports/HP-CLR-Reliability-NA-2018.pdf. Monochrome study compared Original HP cartridges with seven brands of non-HP cartridges for the HP LaserJet Pro M402 and Pro M521 printers; HP 26A and 55A cartridges. See https://www.spencerlab.com/reports/HPReliability-NA-2019.pdf.
2Based on a SpencerLab 2018 study commissioned by HP for the on-average performance of 12 brands of remanufactured cartridges, refilled cartridges from leading refill service providers, and refill kits compared to Original HP Ink cartridges (61XL, 62XL, 63XL, 564XL, 950XL, 951XL, 970XL & 971XL) sold in North America. See https://www.spencerlab.com/reports/HPInkReliability-NA-2018.pdf.
3100% of Original HP toner cartridges contain between 5-45% post-consumer or post-industrial recycled content. Does not include toner bottles. 80% of Original HP Ink cartridges contain between 45-73% recycled content. See https://www8.hp.com/us/en/hp-information/sustainable-impact/document-reports.html for list.
4 Compared to 2018. Calculated as the percentage of primary plastic packaging (by weight) reduced per unit shipped. Excludes secondary and tertiary packaging components. Includes HP personal systems and printer hardware packaging. Does not include packaging for the following: Graphics Solutions Business (GSB) hardware other than PageWide XL and DesignJet printers; 3D printing hardware; print supplies; refurbished products; and accessories such as third-party options, drop in box, and aftermarket options.
5 Nov 2019 WKI Blue Angel Indoor Air Quality study, commissioned by HP, in compliance with DE-UZ 205: 21 imitation and five remanufactured toner cartridge brands compatible with HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdw (CF410A, 411A, 412A, 413A) purchased in EMEA, LA, and NA regions. See https://h20195.www2.hp.com/v2/GetPDF.aspx/4aa7-6469enw.pdf.
6 Up to A3+ page size HP printing systems meet Blue Angel DE-UZ 205 sec. 3.3 emissions limit or earlier BA versions applicable when printing system launched. An HP printing system consists of HP printer, HP paper and Original HP supplies. See https://produktinfo.blauer-engel.de/uploads/criteriafile/en/DE-UZ%20205-201701-en%20Criteria.pdf.
7 HP Office-class printing systems include Enterprise-class devices with FutureSmart firmware 4.5 or above, Pro-class devices, and their respective Original HP toner, PageWide, and ink cartridges. Does not include HP integrated printhead ink cartridges. See https://h20195.www2.hp.com/v2/GetDocument.aspx?docname=4AA6-8438ENW and https://www8.hp.com/us/en/cartridge/supplies-security-claims.html?jumpid=va_av8jny7uxh. Digital supply-chain tracking, hardware, and packaging security features vary locally by SKU.