Save on ink by choosing the right printer
Consider how much and how often you'll print color to choose a printer that will be economical to own as well as purchase.
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Thinking about your printing habits before you buy a printer can help you make a choice that’s the most economical for your long-term needs. Look at some key considerations for purchasing a printer, and find out ways to save on ink—no matter which printer you choose.
Get the best value for the way you print
When choosing a printer, consider whether you plan to be a frequent photo printer or whether your focus is documents with occasional color printing.
Considering how you plan to print before choosing an HP printer will give you the most value.
For some, color printing is the main priority when choosing a printer. Others need a wide gamut of colors and deep blacks to produce lab-quality photos. Then, there are those who only need to print in color occasionally. HP offers printers with ink cartridges that accommodate all of these needs.
Keep reading to learn more about the different ink options and See which printers offer which ink choices.
Occasional color printing: Tri-color cartridges
HP 60 Tri-color print cartridges are compatible with a variety of HP Printers.
Occasional color printing
If you’re someone who prints in color only occasionally but expects vibrant, reliable results when you do, consider an HP printer that uses tri-color ink cartridges for the ultimate in color convenience.
The HP Envy 110 e-All-in-One and HP Deskjet printers and All-in-Ones accept Original HP Tri-color ink cartridges, and are perfect for everyday document printing with splashes of color and occasional photos.
Balanced color printing
If, in your experience, you’ve found that you print all colors more or less equally (often running out of colors simultaneously), the convenience of tri-color printing can also be a great value for you.
Take supplies on the go
HP also offers tri-color ink cartridges for printers that are meant to be portable. A tri-color cartridge, featuring all the ink you’ll need, is just as convenient to take on the road as portable printers themselves.
Frequent color printers: Individual inks
HP Officejet Pro e-All-in-Ones are meant to accommodate high-volume color printing and offer up to 50% lower cost per color page than laser printers when using Original HP ink cartridges.2
Save up to 40% on your printing with Original HP XL Ink cartridges.1
For those who print a lot of color, (especially one individual color) individual color ink cartridges can save money by letting you replace just the color you need.
Many printers use 4 separate color cartridges: cyan, magenta, yellow, and black. This includes HP Officejet printers and All-in-Ones (compatible with HP 920 Officejet Ink) and HP Officejet Pro e-All-in-Ones (compatible with HP 950/951 Officejet Ink).
Some HP Photosmart e-All-in-Ones, like the HP Photosmart 7520 e-All-in-One, offer 5-color printing with an HP Photo Ink cartridge, to give your photos deep, glossy blacks.
Replace less often: Look for XL cartridges
Many HP printer models offer multiple ways to save on ink. For example, you can save up to 40% on your printing with Original HP XL Ink cartridges.1
Save on ink: Consider buying multi-packs
Purchasing an HP 60 Combo Value Pack offers both savings and convenience.
The HP 564 Series Photo Value Pack offers ink and paper in conveniently measured proportions.
Once you’ve chosen an HP printer that is right for your printing needs, there are additional opportunities to save on ink:
Twin packs, such as the HP 02 Black Ink Twin Pack, bundle two packages of the same type of ink and offer a 10% savings over ordering two identical cartridges separately!
Delivering even greater convenience, combo packs bundle all the inks that a single printer needs.
For example, an HP 60 Combo Value Pack delivers both the HP 60 Black and HP 60 Tri-color ink cartridges in a single package, helping you save on ink by eliminating the need to purchase each cartridge separately.
Photo value packs
Photo value packs offer the ultimate in convenience, packaging the right measure of photo paper and photo printing ink in a single package.
The HP 564 Series Photo Value Pack, for example, includes 150 sheets of 4" x 6" Advanced Photo Paper along with the ink to affordably print 150 lab-quality photos at home using any HP Photosmart printer that accepts HP 564 series ink cartridges.
Purchase and save on ink with ease
Find ink for your printer at the HP Ink and toner site online by entering its model number.
By the time you’ve chosen an HP printer and had it long enough to need to replace an Original HP ink cartridge, all these permutations may be forgotten, but there is a simple way to purchase HP ink:
Visit the HP Ink and toner site online, locate the Ink and toner finder at the top of the page, and enter either the number of the cartridge you’re replacing or your printer model number. All of your options will be displayed, and all offer free, fast, convenient next-day shipping.
See which printers offer which ink choices
|Ideal for||Lab-quality photos and vivid color documents with 4 individual inks||Lab-quality photos and vivid color documents with 5 individual inks||Everyday documents and occasional color printing||Professional-quality color documents and everyday printing||Professional color for up to 50% lower cost per page than laser printers2|
HP Photosmart 6520 e-All-in-One
HP Photosmart 7520 e-All-in-One
HP Deskjet 1000 Printer
HP Deskjet 3000 Printer
HP Officejet 6700 Premium e-All-in-One
HP Officejet 7000 Wide Format Printer
HP Officejet Pro 8100 ePrinter
HP Officejet Pro 8600 e-All-in-One
HP Officejet Pro 8600 Plus e-All-in-One
HP Officejet Pro 8600 Premium e-All-in-One
|Compatible inks||HP 564 ink||HP 564 ink||HP Deskjets: HP 61 ink
HP Envy 110: HP 60
|HP 920 ink||HP 950/951 ink|
|XL cartridges (economical)||
|Combo packs (economical)||
|Number of individual ink color cartridges||4
(Cyan, Yellow, Magenta, Black)
(Cyan, Yellow, Magenta, Black, Photo ink)
(Black and Tri-Color)
(Cyan, Yellow, Magenta, Black)
(Cyan, Yellow, Magenta, Black)
|Photo Value Packs (convenient, economical)||
Find the right printer
The following HP e-All-in-Ones offer a variety of features to suit your printing needs. Plus, they all feature HP ePrint—now print from your smartphone or tablet from virtually anywhere!5
- Print, scan, copy
- 2" mono touchscreen
- ISO print speeds up to 8 pages per minute (ppm) black, 7.5 ppm color 6
- Produce high-quality documents with laser-quality text and vivid color graphics
- Print, scan, copy, fax
- 4.3" color touchscreen
- ISO print speeds up to 14 ppm black, 10 ppm color7
- Automatic photo tray holds up to 20 pages
- Access to HP Print Apps 8
- Lab-quality photos from 5 individual inks
- 25-sheet automatic document feeder
- 4.3" color touchscreen
- Print, copy, scan, fax
- ISO print speeds up to 20 ppm black, 16 ppm color 4
- Enjoy wireless printing and sharing 5
- Access to HP Print Apps 6
- Professional color for up to 50% lower cost per page and energy use than laser printers 2
- 50 sheet automatic document feeder
Looking for a printer to blend in with your home décor? Check out the HP Envy 110 e-All-in-One. Its sleek design, and low profile looks great in any room—including the living room. Plus, it delivers all the features you’ve come to expect from an HP printer, including HP ePrint and HP Print Apps.3,6
- HP Printer Buying Guides: Learn about more printers offered by HP, including a large number of wireless printers and All-in-Ones.
- Choose paper for HP printers: Now that you are set with the best printer for your needs—and the ink to match—find out how to select the appropriate HP papers, scientifically designed to work with HP inks for the most vibrant and long-lasting results.
- Printing tips and how-tos: Get ideas to help you manage your paper usage, keep your printer working well, and find more useful printer features and how to use them.
- 1 Compared with single, standard HP ink cartridges. Based on average retail pricing, actual prices may vary.
- 2 Majority of color laser printers
- 3 Requires an Internet connection to the printer; may require a wireless access point with usage fees/data plans, registration, firmware upgrade, etc. ePrint setup requires email and internet access and works with any Internet-connected, email-capable device. Print times and connection speeds may vary. Some smartphones and tablets require data plan purchase. For HP ePrint details, see www.hp.com/go/eprintcenter.”
- 4 SO speeds measured using ISO/IEC24734 or ISO/IEC 29183. Excludes first page or first set of test documents. For more information, see hp.com/go/printerclaims. Exact speed varies depending on the system configuration, software application, driver, and document complexity.
- 5 Requires an Internet connection to HP web-enabled printer and HP ePrint account registration (for a list of eligible printers, supported documents and image types and other HP ePrint details, see www.hp.com/go/eprintcenter). Mobile devices require Internet connection and email capability. May require wireless access point. Separately purchased data plans or usage fees may apply. Print times and connection speeds may vary.
- 6 Requires a wireless access point and an Internet connection to the printer. Services may require registration. App availability varies by country, language, and agreements. For details, see hp.com/go/eprintcenter.