HP Deskjet 1050 Ink Cartridges

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Sets of ink cartridges for the HP Deskjet 1050 printer

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Genuine HP 301XL
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Price per page

This figure is based on manufacturer quoted values and is for comparison purposes only.

It is derived from testing using the international ISO standard for printing (ISO/IEC 24711 and 24712). For most cartridges this means 5% coverage printed onto plain A4 paper.

480 pages
330 pages

Black ink cartridges for the HP Deskjet 1050 printer

Colour ink cartridges for the HP Deskjet 1050 printer

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  • What is my purchase order number? Can't get any further with ordering?

    Ordering Deskjet 1050 cartridges

    Purchase order numbers are used by our credit account customers, the box which says PO number is a drop-down box. If you click on the box you will see the option credit card come up, please click on credit card, you will then see the details to be able to enter your card information to complete your purchase. If you experience any further problems please contact a member of the team who will be more than happy to help.

    Answered by Lindsey Gough (Staff Member) - about 4 years ago
  • I have a Deskjet 1050 J410 series printer which constantly informs me that the cartridges I've installed are not recognised. The cartridges I have are the black HP 301, tri-colour HP 301 and black HP 21XL?

    Deskjet 1050 cartridges not recognised

    Unfortunately, the black HP 21XL cartridge is not compatible with the Deskjet 1050 printer so this cartridge won't be recognised at any time by the printer. However, the HP 301 inks are compatible so they should work when correctly installed into the Deskjet 1050.

    Please follow the link below for troubleshooting advice on cartridges that aren't being recognised:

    http://www.cartridgesave.co.uk/help

    If you're still experiencing problems please contact a member of our friendly freephone support team.

    Answered by Jessica Hoque (Staff Member) - about 4 years ago
  • What ink cartridge code is compatible with the HP Deskjet 1050 printer? Can I replace ink with the code 61 for another ink cartridge?

    Deskjet 1050 cartridge codes

    You can see all of the consumables we stock for the HP Deskjet 1050 listed above.

    The HP 61 cartridge is not a UK region cartridge. If your printer has been purchased outside of the UK none of the cartridges we sell will be compatible. Printers are regional in the same way as DVD players The cartridges we stock are for use within UK printers only.

    Answered by Daniel Zieba (Staff Member) - about 4 years ago
  • How much ink does each cartridge hold for HP 1050?

    Deskjet 1050 ink capacities

    The capacities for Deskjet 1050 ink cartridges are as follows:

    Black HP 301 ink cartridge: 3ml (190 pages)

    High capacity black HP 301XL ink cartridge: 8ml (480 pages)

    Colour HP 301 ink cartridge: 3ml (165 pages)

    High capacity colour HP 301XL ink cartridge: 6ml (330 pages)

    Answered by Daniel Zieba (Staff Member) - about 4 years ago
  • Can the Deskjet 1050 take A4 (foolscap) colour glossy paper and of what thickness? Also, what is the price of the HP 1050 Deskjet printer pleasse?

    HP 1050 Deskjet printer specification

    Unfortunately, we do not sell the printers so I am unable to advise how much this printer currently costs and which paper it requires. However, this information should be available on HP's website, please see the link below:

    http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/product?cc=uk&lc=en&dlc=en&product=4027465

    Answered by Vicky Lush (Staff Member) - about 4 years ago
  • Please can you tell me if you stock HP 300 inks in multi-buy packs?

    HP multipacks

    We sell a genuine black and tri-colour HP 300 ink cartridge multipack which can be seen at the link below:

    http://www.cartridgesave.co.uk/CN637EE.html

    Please note that this is not for use within the HP Deskjet 1050

    Answered by Daniel Zieba (Staff Member) - about 4 years ago
  • Please could you tell me the size of paper I have to buy for this copier?

    HP Deskjet 1050 print paper

    The Deskjet 1050 printer can take up to A4 sized paper.

    Answered by Nichola Ansbro (Staff Member) - almost 4 years ago
  • How do I refill a Deskjet 1050 printer cartridge please?

    Refilling Deskjet 1050 cartridges

    We do not sell a refill kit for use with the HP 301 or 301XL cartridges. As far as we are aware the Deskjet 1050 ink cartridges are not refillable.

    Answered by Daniel Zieba (Staff Member) - almost 4 years ago
  • On the first day of use, after printing only 16 pages, my Deskjet 1050 has stopped working. There's no light coming on to indicate a problem. What has happened?

    Why has my HP Deskjet 1050 stopped printing?

    We would recommend that you contact the supplier of your printer, or contact HP directly for advice with this issue.

    A new printer is usually supplied with 'starter' or 'introductory' cartridges that only contain a minimal amount of ink. This may be the reason that you have only been able to print a few pages with these cartridges.

    Answered by Paul Miller (Staff Member) - almost 4 years ago
  • I have a HP 1050 printer / scanner / copier. What is the difference and advantages between the HP 301 and HP 301XL cartridges sold for my machine?

    Difference between HP 301 and 301XL

    Both are black ink cartridges. However, the high capacity HP 301XL cartridge contains more ink than the standard capacity HP 301 ink cartridge and should give you a cheaper cost-per-page. If you're a frequent user of the printer you may find that using HP 301XL's is more cost-effective than using HP 301's.

    Answered by Daniel Zieba (Staff Member) - over 3 years ago
  • How can I tune my printer so that the copies I make will not be too deep?

    HP 1050 printer settings

    You should be able to change the print quality produced by your Deskjet 1050 printer. These options are usually called "draft, greyscale, high quality" etc. To get to these options you need to go to the software which came with your printer or by opening a document selecting FILE > PRINT PROPERTIES.

    Answered by Daniel Zieba (Staff Member) - over 3 years ago
  • When I'm printing a picture there's no red and yellow. That's why the result looks different on the computer. Can you help?

    Poor colour quality from HP 1050

    Thank you for your enquiry. If you have a fully working colour cartridge installed in your printer you should be able to print in colour. You may need to change the settings on your desktop to print in colour and not in black & white. Please refer to your manual for instructions of how to do this or download a copy of your manual by following the link below:

    http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/DocumentIndex.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&contentType=SupportManual&prodTypeId=18972&prodSeriesId=4027462&docIndexId=64180

    Answered by Claire Smith (Staff Member) - over 3 years ago
  • I have a HP Deskjet 1050 printer / scanner / copier. I use small cartridges with the number 802 - they last up to 120 pages. Can I use bigger cartridges so that I can use it for more days and more copies? Also, please let me know the price of Deskjet 1050 cartridges?

    Larger sized Deskjet 1050 cartridges

    All of our current prices are listed on our website next to each item. We do stock high capacity cartridges for the Deskjet 1050 but they are HP 301XL's. Unfortunately, we do not have any cartridges for this printer with the code 802. This suggests that your printer was purchased outside of the UK. If this is the case then none of our ink cartridges will be compatible with your printer.

    Answered by Vicky Lush (Staff Member) - over 3 years ago
  • I got the wrong ink. Will a HP 300 cartridge work in my HP Deskjet 1050 printer?

    Deskjet 1050 printer ink

    Unfortunately not, the HP Deskjet 1050 printer requires the HP 301 cartridges (listed above), not the HP 300's.

    Answered by Daniel Kelman (Staff Member) - over 3 years ago
  • I bought a black ink cartridge, from a supermarket, for my HP 1050 printer (the previous cartridge had the number 301 on it). The one I bought had the number 300 on the front case, but a code ending in 301 on the back. It fits exactly into the printer, but it doesn't recognise it as a valid cartridge. Surely it should work?

    Incompatible Deskjet 1050 print cartridge

    We're sorry to hear about the problems you've experienced when buying Deskjet 1050 cartridges from the supermarket. The cartridges you need for the HP Deskjet 1050 are the HP 301 cartridges. There are another range of printers that use the HP 300 cartridges, but these cartridges will not work in your printer, they may still fit but the printer will not be able to recognise them. Please contact the retailer from whom you purchased the cartridge. The cartridge number should always match what is written on the packaging so this could be a packing error. If you've purchased ink with the wrong cartridge number you would need to ask them about their returns policy. If you need to buy the correct Deskjet 1050 ink cartridges please order HP 301 or HP 301XL ink cartridges from Cartridge Save.

    Answered by Vicky Lush (Staff Member) - over 3 years ago
  • I've got a HP Deskjet 1050 printer from Dubai. The cartridge inside it is a HP 122 ink cartridge, but you recommend a 301 cartridge. What should I do?

    Deskjet 1050 cartridge number

    The correct number cartridge for the Deskjet 1050 (UK model) is a HP 301 or HP 301XL cartridge. The HP 122 ink cartridge that is inside your printer tells you that your printer was not purchased inside the UK and it doesn't accept cartridges from this region. Like DVDs, ink cartridges are designated a regional code and the cartridges we supply will not work in a printer that was purchased in Dubai. Unless you ask HP to change the region code on your printer you must continue to use the HP 122 ink cartridges which we cannot supply. We recommend that you contact HP directly. They should be able to direct you to a local supplier of the HP 122 cartridges you need or help you to change the region code on your Deskjet 1050 printer so that it can accept the HP 301/XL (UK version cartridges).

    Answered by Daniel Kelman (Staff Member) - about 3 years ago
  • I've got 1GB DDR3 sitting around with no home to go to. Can I put this into my HP Deskjet 1050 printer?

    HP Deskjet 1050 memory upgrade

    Unfortunately, we're unable to advise you on RAM upgrades for your printer as we only deal with printer consumables. Please contact HP for technical support issues of this nature or a local hardware supplier.

    Answered by Daniel Kelman (Staff Member) - about 3 years ago
  • What are the instructions on how to refill my Deskjet 1050 print cartridge please?

    Deskjet 1050 cartridge refilling

    If you have a refill kit then the refilling instructions should be included within the item packaging. Unfortunately, we don't currently stock a refill kit for use with the Deskjet 1050 so we cannot confirm whether or not these cartridges are refillable.

    Answered by Paul Miller (Staff Member) - almost 3 years ago
  • Is there a way I can just refill the ink cartridges? What Deskjet ink will work in both the HP 1050 and the Dell 725 printer?

    Refilling Deskjet 1050 cartridges

    We don't currently stock a refill kit for Deskjet 1050 ink cartridges and we don't recommend that these cartridges are refilled. These Deskjet 1050 ink cartridges are only compatible in HP printer models and they will definitely not work in the Dell 725 printer.

    Answered by Nichola Ansbro (Staff Member) - almost 3 years ago
  • Can I change the ink within my cartridges for external ink in my HP Deskjet 1050 all-in-one printer?

    HP Deskjet 1050 ink refills

    We don't currently supply a refill kit for the Deskjet 1050 printer and therefore we can't verify whether or not it's possible for you to refill the cartridges with your own ink. However, we do stock compatible HP Deskjet 1050 print cartridges which offer you a cheaper alternative to the genuine HP ink cartridges.

    Answered by Stacy Bass (Staff Member) - almost 3 years ago
  • How do I test the level of ink in my HP Deskjet 1050 cartridges?

    Checking ink level for Deskjet 1050 cartridges

    This will vary depending on your printer. In theory, instructions on how to check the ink levels should be provided in your HP Deskjet 1050 printer manual. However, please find attached a link to the HP website which advises you on how to ckeck the ink levels on a Deskjet All-in-one printer: http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?prodSeriesId=4027462&objectID=c02049595

    Answered by Stacy Bass (Staff Member) - almost 3 years ago
  • How do I scan a document onto the computer using my HP Deskjet 1050?

    HP Deskjet 1050 scanner

    Please consult your HP Deskjet 1050 printer manual for instructions on how to use the specific functions of this printer. Alternatively, you could contact HP for technical support.

    Answered by Paul Kielty (Staff Member) - over 2 years ago
  • Is there any Xerox type copy making software for my HP Deskjet 1050 - J410 series printer? I've been facing a big problem that there's no bulk copy making software for this printer so you can only make manual copies. My previous model was a HP Deskjet F2235 and had this type of software that I could get from the HP Solution Centre. Please help me with this matter?

    Copying software for HP Deskjet 1050

    This is definitely a matter that you need to take up with HP themselves. As a printer consumables supplier, we cannot provide the level of technical support that you require for your Deskjet 1050 printer. We've attached a link to their UK support page for your reference: http://www8.hp.com/uk/en/support-drivers.html

    Answered by Ben Townsend (Staff Member) - over 2 years ago
  • What are the exact cartridge numbers for a Deskjet 1050 printer. Are both 802 cartridges and 301 cartridges useful or not?

    HP Deskjet 1050 cartridge numbers

    For the HP Deskjet 1050 printer (UK model) you need to use the HP 301 or HP 301XL ink cartridges as listed on this page. If you've previously used HP 802 cartridges this suggests that you have a non-UK printer model and the cartridges that we supply will not work in your printer. Please ensure that your printer was purchased in the UK before ordering ink from Cartridge Save. If you do have a non-UK printer we recommend that you contact HP so that they can give you the correct cartridge numbers. Like DVDs, ink cartridges are specific to a region so you must use cartridges with the correct codes for the region in which you bought the printer.

    Answered by Cheryl Stanley (Staff Member) - over 2 years ago
  • On your website I notice the black says 8ml? The size I purchased with the printer I believe holds 3ml. Will the 8ml cartridge be compatible with my printer and therefore last longer as the 3ml has gone in weeks although we don't print a huge amount - probably less than 30 copies a month (mainly black)?

    HP 301XL cartridges for Deskjet 1050

    Yes, the 8ml cartridge is the high capacity black HP 301XL ink cartridge which can be used in your Deskjet 1050 printer instead of the standard capacity HP 301 black ink cartridge. You should find that the HP 301XL black cartridge is more economical and lasts a lot longer.

    Answered by Paul Kielty (Staff Member) - over 2 years ago
  • I want to replace the ink cartridge in my HP Deskjet 1050 printer. Please can you suggest how to do this?

    Replacing Deskjet 1050 cartridges

    Please consult your HP Deskjet 1050 printer manual for instructions on how to change your Deskjet 1050 cartridges. If you no longer have this you can download a copy at the following page of HP's website: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/product?cc=uk&lc=en&dlc=en&product=4027465

    Answered by Cheryl Stanley (Staff Member) - over 2 years ago
  • I want to know the price of black Deskjet 1050 ink cartridges please?

    HP Deskjet 1050 cartridge prices

    We have various types of black ink cartridges for the HP Deskjet 1050 as listed above. The price of each cartridge is shown on the right-hand side of the screen in red font (excluding VAT) or grey font (including VAT).

    Answered by Cheryl Stanley (Staff Member) - over 2 years ago
  • I need to find the ink cartridges in my Deskjet 1050 printer. I need to buy new ones and replace the old ones?

    Replacing Deskjet 1050 ink cartridges

    The HP Deskjet 1050 printer will require that you install one black and one tri-colour cartridge in order to operate. All of the ink cartridges that you can use in the Deskjet 1050 are listed above, the correct cartridge numbers are HP 301 or 301XL for black and colour. For further instructions on how to install your new HP Deskjet 1050 ink cartridges please consult your printer manual or contact HP for technical support.

    Answered by Natalie Eaton (Staff Member) - about 2 years ago
  • I can't find where the ink levels are displayed on my HP Deskjet 1050 printer?

    Checking ink levels on the Deskjet 1050

    If you're using compatible HP Deskjet 1050 ink cartridges it can sometimes be the case that they don't report the ink levels accurately but this won't stop you from being able to use up the full amount of ink within the cartridges. However, if you need help to check the ink levels of genuine HP Deskjet 1050 cartridges please consult you printer manual or use the following guide on HP's website: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?cc=uk&lc=en&docname=c01669522

    Answered by Tamara Sawyer (Staff Member) - about 2 years ago
  • What's the price in Indian Rupees for a large HP 802 cartridge set, colour and black?

    Deskjet 1050 cartridge price

    Unfortunately, we only supply HP Deskjet 1050 cartridges for a printer that was purchased in the UK. We don't stock HP 802 cartridges because they don't work in UK printer models. Also, we only deliver within the UK so our prices are only quoted in Pound Sterling.

    Answered by Tamara Sawyer (Staff Member) - about 2 years ago
  • My power adapter is not working. I need to buy an AC power adapter for the HP 1050 All-in-One printer - J410a series?

    HP Deskjet 1050 supplies

    Unfortunately, we don't sell accessories such as power adapters. We only sell cartridges and consumables for the HP Deskjet 1050 All-in-One printer - J410a.

    Answered by Tamara Sawyer (Staff Member) - about 2 years ago
  • I've not been using my Deskjet 1050 printer lately. I now want to use it but I forgot what the two cables at the back look like. Can you help please?

    HP Deskjet 1050 printer cables

    We don't sell printer cables so we're unable to advise you on which cables you need to use for your HP Deskjet 1050 printer. Please refer to your printer manual for this infomration or contact HP directly as they should be able to offer you the correct advice.

    Answered by Nichola Ansbro (Staff Member) - almost 2 years ago
  • Will ink cartridges with 300 on them work with the HP 1050 Deskjet printer?

    Deskjet 1050 ink cartridge compatibility

    No, the HP Deskjet 1050 printer can only use HP 301 / 301XL ink cartridges as listed above. HP 300 ink cartridges aren't compatible with this printer.

    Answered by Nichola Ansbro (Staff Member) - almost 2 years ago
  • What's that price of cartridges that fit the HP Deskjet 1050 printer?

    Deskjet 1050 ink prices

    All of the current prices for HP Deskjet 1050 ink are shown beside each cartridge on the right-hand side of this page in red / grey font.

    Answered by Tamara Sawyer (Staff Member) - almost 2 years ago
  • I bought my HP Deskjet 1050 printer in Jordan and I've been using cartridge 122. I then changed to 61 and it doesn't work. It said that the cartridge isn't compatible but the seller said it does work for this printer. Which cartridge is actually allowed?

    Deskjet 1050 cartridge numbers

    It depends which region you purchased your Deskjet 1050 printer in as to which cartridge numbers it can use. We don't stock HP 122 or HP 61 cartridges as these are non-UK cartridge numbers. We list the HP 301 and HP 301XL cartridges which are the correct cartridge numbers required for a Deskjet 1050 printer that was purchased in the UK. Because your Deskjet 1050 printer was purchased in Jordan you'll need to use the cartridges with the correct code for this region. It's likely if you previously used the HP 122 cartridge successfully this will be the correct cartridge number for your machine. It's possible for HP to change the region code on some printers so that they can accept different number cartridges but only HP can do this for you. We suggest you contact HP directly to discuss which cartridges they recommend for use in your non-UK Deskjet 1050 printer.

    Answered by Amanda Garnett (Staff Member) - over 1 year ago
  • I own a HP Deskjet 1050 printer. It says in the manual that's it's compatible with a HP 802 small cartridge but I'm not getting many printed pages with it. Is there any other cartridge that's compatible and gives more printed pages? Thanks in advance.

    High capacity HP 1050 black cartridge number

    Provided that your HP Deskjet 1050 printer was purchased in the UK, you can use the high capacity black HP 301XL ink cartridge (480 pages) to print more pages than the standard capacity HP 301 black ink cartridge (190 pages). However, the HP 802 cartridge is a non-UK cartridge number which suggests that you have a non-UK version of the Deskjet 1050 printer, in which case, none of the cartridges that we supply would work in your printer. Ink cartridges are region specific so you must use cartridges with the correct numbers based on where the printer was purchased. If your manual indicates that you need a HP 802 cartridge then you'll need to use this cartridge number although there should also be a different number for a high capacity cartridge for use in this printer. The high capacity black HP 301XL ink cartridge for use in the UK version of the Deskjet 1050 printer can be ordered here: http://www.cartridgesave.co.uk/CH563EE.html

    Answered by Vicky Lush (Staff Member) - over 1 year ago
  • Which t-shirt transfer paper should I use as compatible with a HP Deskjet 1050 printer?

    Transfer media for Deskjet 1050

    Please refer to your HP Deskjet 1050 printer manual for paper / media handling specifications. If you no longer have a copy of the user guide/ manual for your Deskjet 1050 All-in-One printer you can download it from the HP website using the link we've provided: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/manualCategory?cc=uk&dlc=en&lc=en&product=4027465&

    The only t-shirt transfer media that we currently have in stock can be found on the following link: http://www.cartridgesave.co.uk/find-paper-and-labels/T-Shirt-Transfer-Media.html

    Answered by Demi Mitchell (Staff Member) - about 1 year ago
  • I see on your website inkjet recycled cartridges and compatibles. Which are the best quality Deskjet 1050 printer cartridges?

    Best quality Deskjet 1050 inkjet cartridges

    We stock both the genuine HP Deskjet 1050 ink cartridges and premium brand recycled HP Deskjet 1050 ink cartridges. You should notice very little difference in the quality of prints or the reliability of use between either of these brands. The only significant difference is that the genuine HP Deskjet 1050 ink cartridges have the Hewlett Packard brand name and are brand new whereas our premium brand cartridges are made by a third-party manufacturer using recycled materials. Obviously, the HP Deskjet 1050 original ink cartridges are considered to be the best quality supplies but our premium brand compatible inks for the Deskjet 1050 can work just as effectively at a significantly lower cost.

    Answered by Bianca Henderson (Staff Member) - about 1 year ago
  • I'm in India and I want the price of a black cartridge for my HP 1050 All-in-One J410a printer?

    Black cartridge for HP 1050 J410a printer

    Unfortunately, our cartridges will only work in HP Deskjet 1050 All-in-One printers that were purchased in the UK. Also, we only deliver to countries in the United Kingdom.

    Answered by Tamara Sawyer (Staff Member) - about 1 year ago
  • Do you have any compatible ink cartridges for the Deskjet 1050 printer please, as I can't find them on the website? Many thanks , Deb.

    Compatible ink for Deskjet 1050

    We only currently stock a compatible HP 301XL high capacity tri-colour ink cartridge for the Deskjet 1050. You can order this cartridge from the list above by selecting "Add to basket" and using our secure online checkout to complete your payment.

    Answered by Euphemia Milner (Staff Member) - about 1 year ago
  • How can I insert the black ink cartridge into my HP Deskjet 1050 printer?

    Replacing Deskjet 1050 ink cartridges

    Please consult your manual for instructions on how to replace your HP Deskjet 1050 printer cartridges. We've attached a link to the relevant page on the HP website for your reference: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/manualCategory?cc=uk&dlc=en&lc=en&product=4027465&

    Answered by James Lyons (Staff Member) - 10 months ago
  • I want to know the cartridge numbers for the HP Deskjet 1050 printer ready for booking the order?

    HP Deskjet 1050 ink numbers

    The HP Deskjet 1050 printer can use any of the HP 301 or HP 301XL ink cartridges listed on this page, provided that you install one black and one tri-colour cartridge at a time. The ink cartridge numbes 301 and 301XL are the short codes which distinguish between standard or high capacity inks of the same colour. However, each cartridge has its own unique manufacturer part number e.g.CH561EE (HP 301 black ink cartridge) which you can see on the product description page if you click on the cartridge.

    Answered by Carla McDonald (Staff Member) - 5 months ago
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HP Deskjet 1050 Printer Review

Expert review of the HP Deskjet 1050 printer 31 January 2013

Our Verdict:

Whether you're printing large text documents, scanning old holiday snaps or photocopying articles, the HP 1050 inkjet printer has it covered. The all-in-one Deskjet 1050 has a great spec at an even greater price. With a built in photocopier and a high quality scanner, the 1050 is the ultimate home office companion. The inkjet printer is at the lower end of the market but don't let this put you off as the print quality is second-to-none.

Design

HP won't win any design awards for the 1050. The matte-black printer is classically designed with a stand-up paper feed tray at the back and output tray at the front, both of which can be folded away if you are short on space or need to transport the printer. The top of the printer has black and colour photocopy buttons and an on/off switch. There are also three orange indicators, two for low ink and one for paper out. The HP 1050 printer is the perfect size for any bedroom or home office and is easily portable if you need to move it around.

Advantages

Despite its price, the print quality of the HP 1050 is fantastic. Plain text documents look great - characters look clear and sharp even when using smaller font sizes. Draft documents aren't dotty and only show slight fuzz. Colour graphics are bright and true to colour thanks to the high quality HP 1050 ink cartridge. Photo print is also of a reasonable quality, although not as vibrant as some its rivals. If you are after fantastic print quality on a budget then look no further!

Disadvantages

One of the downfalls of the HP 1050 is the print speed. At just 5 pages per minute for black and 4 pages per minute for colour, the HP is not ideal if you want to print large documents or find yourself printing regularly. The lack of wireless connectivity may also pose a problem, especially if you have a number of devices you want to connect from.