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Tips For Buying Inkjet Cartridges For Any HP Printer

2012-02-22

Hewlett Packard offers dozens of printers for home and office applications, and while the printers regularly receive positive reviews from users, HP inkjet cartridges are expensive. Many printer owners look for ways to reduce their printing costs by purchasing alternatives. By purchasing an environmentally friendly cartridge, a generic cartridge or a refill kit, printer owners can pay much less for ink while keeping print quality high. However, some buyers have trouble finding these alternatives due to their printers' model number, series and other factors.

There are several important things to look for when buying HP inkjet cartridges and generic substitutes. In order to work properly, they need to be stored properly and should not be past their expiration dates. It is therefore a good idea to purchase inkjet cartridges from a company that exclusively sells printer products, as specialist companies are more likely to store ink cartridges correctly, reducing the risks of burst, dried or overheated ink cartridges. It is also a good idea to buy cartridges online, as online retailers have lower overhead costs and charge less in general for most types of HP cartridges.

To ensure compatibility, Hewlett Packard printer owners should look for generic cartridges that are designed specifically to work with their devices. It is important to match printer model numbers exactly, as there are slight differences from model to model for some HP series. With that being said, there are some generic cartridges that will work with a variety of HP products. It is a good idea to buy from an online store that offers a return policy and a guarantee on its cartridges, as this will help buyers avoid expensive, useless cartridges that were incorrectly labeled in online product descriptions. Reputable retailers usually allow returns and will offer a clear list that indicates which HP printer models a given ink cartridge will be able to work with.

After finding a reputable retailer, buyers can look for printer cartridges that match their printing habits. For instance, an environmentally friendly cartridge is ideal for a printer owner who is concerned about sustainability, while an ink refill kit or high-yield cartridge is more important for businesses and power users who need a steady supply of ink at all times. Regardless of a printer's model number and the ink cartridge type, buyers should be sure to use their cartridges once a week or so to avoid ink clogs. It is also a good idea to review print habits in order to get more out of each cartridge. By shopping for generic HP inkjet cartridges and by changing a few print settings, many printer owners can save a tremendous amount of money.

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