Ink-Onomics 101 | Think Twice Before the HP All in One Printer

Choosing a system for you or your company’s printing and copying needs may seem simple. The cheapest HP all in one printer can seem like the best option when you’re looking at price tags. The problems with choosing a cheaper cost all in one printer like an HP or other systems lie in three main areas; long time functionality, ink-onomics, and capability. BXI has been serving the Western New York area for printing and copying sales and service for over 20 years, and we offer the best multifunction printers based on our expertise. Here are few thoughts to consider when choosing a new all in one printer.

Long Time Functionality

When you are thinking about making a purchase on an all in one printer, or multifunction printer, the first thing you must consider is how long will this system function? Over the last ten years or so, it has become easy to go to a local department store and look over several models and walk out with an affordable all in one printer. The problem with this route is, when you go cheap on purchase cost, you might find yourself back at the same department store by the end of the year. The cheaper the cost of an HP all in one printer, the more maintenance it will require to produce over time.


This is simple, the cheaper the all in one printer, the more you’re going to spend on ink. Ink is one of the most expensive liquids you’ll ever buy, but you’re going to buy more of it if you go cheap on sticker price. Along with the maintenance and cost of upkeep in terms of long time functionality, ink will be more expensive, and needed more often on an HP all in one printer or other cheaper options of MFP. BXI offers multifunction printers and printer toner ink cartridges that are among the highest in quality and performance.


If you don’t need to print often, or you don’t need to print quality text or images, then a cheap all in one printer could be the best option for you. But, if you’ve read this far it’s safe to assume you need a multifunction printer with high capability. The best multifunction printers are the ones that are efficient, functional, and cost effective. Cheaper all in one printers simply do not have the same capability as higher priced multifunction printers. MFP’s have the capability to print, copy, scan, and fax, with higher pages per minute, and less cost per page. MFP’s also have cost-control capabilities, ability to connect through wi-fi, email, print remotely, and also connect with electronic document management systems.

When you are looking for a new system for your home or business, it is important to take every factor into account, to get the most for your money. Before you choose to go cheap on an HP all in one printer, or any other all in one printer that promises a simple solution for a simple price, do your homework. BXI Consultants is happy to lend a hand in your quest for printer perfection. Remember to consider these three things when asking questions about what type of model you need; long time functionality, ink-onomics, and capability, and you will be off to a great start!
For more information on choosing the best multifunction printer for you or your company, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at (716) 693-0343, or stop in our facilities just outside of Buffalo.