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Is it cheaper to print using black and white instead of color for my 8100 printer ?

I have a HP Officejet 8100. My wife told me that I should sometimes print in black and white instead of color, in order to save on ink.

It sounded logical for her but when I started to think about it, I thought that her logic was true only if a black cartridge was cheaper than a color cartridge.

In the case of a 8100 printer, a HP 950XL Black Officejet Ink Cartridge costs $37. A HP 951XL Yellow Officejet Ink Cartridge costs $28. A magenta costs also $28, and a cyan costs $28.

So it seeems that a black cartridge is more expensive than a color cartridge. So I shouldn't listen to the advice of my wife.

So who is right ?

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Is it cheaper to print using black and white instead of color for my 8100 printer ?

Hi,

 

Normally black ink cartridges are cheaper in terms of ml (or cc). Mixing colors the right way we will get black (and white too) therefore printing all black using black ink you need 1 "drop" but using a mixture of all colors to make black you need at least 3 "drops". Your wife is right in many ways (and trust me, THEY are always right :OpenSmile:  ).

 

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BH
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