Benefits of using High Yield Cartridges. A high yield cartridge contains more ink and can print more pages than a standard cartridge. Most printers these days can take standard yield or high yield cartridges. Although it may seem like a high initial outlay, swapping to high yield can reduce your costs dramatically saving you money, as well as helping to reduce your carbon footprint. For example, you won’t need to order as many cartridges, therefore reducing your shipping costs as well.