Cartridges are typically sold in three different capacities: standard yield, high yield and extra high yield. The yield corresponds to the number of prints you are expected to get from a given cartridge. A standard yield cartridge is the most common cartridge size on the market. It yields a smaller number of prints than the high yield or extra high yield, and is sold at a cheaper price. For customers that don’t print very often, spending a bit less for a standard yield cartridge makes sense. If you know you aren’t going to use very much ink, why pay more a higher capacity cartridge? A high yield cartridge holds more ink than the standard cartridge and as a result, offers considerably more prints. High yield cartridges are more expensive but are often worth the extra money for print heavy consumers. The extra high yield option isn’t all that common, but as the name implies, it holds even more ink than the high yield. In a nutshell, there is a print capacity that fits everyone’s needs. If you print regularly, paying a little bit more for a high yield cartridge is worth it in long run because you will usually get a lot more prints than your average standard yield cartridge.