HP Deskjet 2050 Ink Cartridges

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Sets of ink cartridges for the HP Deskjet 2050 printer

Genuine HP 301XL
  • Pack of 2 high capacity ink cartridges
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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
£32.76 (£39.31 inc VAT)

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2 £31.30 (£37.56 inc VAT)
3+ £30.46 (£36.55 inc VAT)

Black ink cartridges for the HP Deskjet 2050 printer

Colour ink cartridges for the HP Deskjet 2050 printer

Customer Questions & Answers

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  • Does my computer need a lead to connect it to the Deskjet 2050 printer? This printer was supplied without any connecting leads?

    Deskjet 2050 printer cables

    Yes, your printer will need a USB connector. Unfortunately, we do not sell the connecting lead for your printer.

    If you refer to your printer manual it should be able to tell you which lead it is that you require.

    You may be best contacting HP or the shop where you purchased your printer.

    Please follow the link below to contact HP:


    Answered by Jessica Hoque (Staff Member) - over 3 years ago
  • I just wanted to know whether I can use 301 cartridges? At the moment I'm using a HP No. 122 cartridge but I have a new cartridge with the number 301. I was just wondering whether I can use the new cartridge No. 301 instead of No. 122?

    Deskjet 2050 cartridge codes

    Like DVDs, printers have region codes and require different cartridges depending on where the printer was purchased. The HP 301 cartridges will only work in the HP Deskjet 2050 if the printer was purchased in the UK. If the same printer was purchased from another country you will need different cartridges, if you have been using the HP 122 cartridges before, then these are the cartridges you will need to purchase for your printer.

    Answered by Vicky Lush (Staff Member) - about 3 years ago
  • Do you know how I can refill a HP 2050 cartridge for my Deskjet printer? Please tell me, or show me, how to refill it as I have a refill that's not printing well.

    How can I refill Deskjet 2050 cartridges?

    The cartridges required for the HP Deskjet 2050 printer are the HP 301 ink cartridges and these cartridges cannot be manually re-filled.

    Answered by Paul Miller (Staff Member) - about 3 years ago
  • Please can you provide me with instructions on how to safely refill my HP Deskjet 2050 ink cartridges?

    Deskjet 2050 ink refilling

    Unfortunately, we do not supply a refill kit which is suitable for these cartridges and therefore we are unable to provide instructions on how to refill these cartridges safely.

    Answered by Vicky Lush (Staff Member) - about 3 years ago
  • I bought my HP Deskjet 2050 printer, copier and scanner from Dubai with the cartridge No.122 but it is difficult to find this number so which one can I use?

    Non-UK printer models

    Unfortunately, UK cartridges will not work in a printer purchased in Dubai, this is why the UK cartridges have different numbers. We only supply HP cartridges for use in the Deskjet 2050 (UK model).

    Answered by Laura Tidman (Staff Member) - almost 3 years ago
  • I have a HP Deskjet 2050. I would like to know how to make black prints of a colour scan or colour document?

    Black only prints with the Deskjet 2050

    Unfortunately, we do not provide support for such technical issues. I have found a page on HP's website where you can download the manuals for your printer which should prove helpful.


    Answered by Nichola Ansbro (Staff Member) - almost 3 years ago
  • How can I check the ink levels on my HP Deskjet 2050 cartridges?

    Deskjet 2050 ink levels

    To check the ink levels from the Printer Software

    1. Click the HP All-in-One desktop icon to open the Printer Software.

    NOTE: You can also access the Printer Software by clicking Start > Programs

    > HP > HP Deskjet 2050 J510 > HP Deskjet 2050 J510

    2. In the Printer Software, click Printer Actions and then click Maintenance Tasks to

    access the Printer Toolbox.

    3. Click the Estimated Ink Level tab.

    Here is a link to the manual on HPs website in case you need any further information: http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c02217206.pdf

    Answered by Nichola Ansbro (Staff Member) - almost 3 years ago
  • How does one replace used cartridges in the HP Deskjet 2050 inkjet printer?

    Renewing HP 2050 cartridges

    Here is a link to the user guide for your Deskjet 2050 printer. Instructions on how to change the inks can be found on page 29.


    Answered by Nichola Ansbro (Staff Member) - over 2 years ago
  • Can a HP 21XL ink cartridge be used in the HP Deskjet 2050 All-in-One printer?

    Deskjet 2050 cartridge compatibility

    No, the HP Deskjet 2050 uses the HP 301 / 301XL cartridges. HP 21XL cartridges are incompatible with this printer.

    Answered by Daniel Zieba (Staff Member) - over 2 years ago
  • I have a Deskjet 2050 that uses the cartridge 122XL. Where can I get them? The HP 301 ink cartridges are not compatible because the printer was purchased in South Africa.

    Deskjet 2050 ink for non-UK printer

    You'll need to source the cartridges from South Africa or an internet supplier that covers this region. Cartridge Save only supplies HP ink cartridges for use in printers that were purchased within the UK. If you contact HP directly they might be able to direct you to a retailer of these cartridges.

    Answered by Daniel Zieba (Staff Member) - over 2 years ago
  • What's the process for refilling a Deskjet 2050 ink cartridge?

    Refilling Desjet 2050 cartridges

    We do not supply a refill kit for use with the Deskjet 2050 printer and wouldn't recommend refilling the cartridges used with this particular machine.

    Answered by Daniel Zieba (Staff Member) - over 2 years ago
  • I purchased a HP Deskjet 2050 J510 series printer from Dubai. When I asked for cartridges in Chennai they told me that i need to change the software compatible to India's code. Kindly let me know what the procedure is and how to do this? Thanks, Baskar Narasimhan.

    HP Deskjet 2050 J510 series ink

    Only HP can advise on this matter. Please contact them directly using the following contact page: http://www8.hp.com/in/en/contact-hp/contact.html#

    Answered by Daniel Zieba (Staff Member) - about 2 years ago
  • I can't get a 301 cartridge here in South Africa. They sold me a 122, which looks exactly like the 301 but the printer software doesnt accept it. Can I change anything so it will? My printer is a HP Deskjet 2050 - J510c?

    Deskjet 2050 cartridge compatibilty

    HP can sometimes reconfigure your printer so that is has a different regional code in order to accept cartridges from a different region. You would need to contact HP in your area for this information. Unfortunately, we can't deliver outside of the UK so we wouldn't be able to supply you with HP Deskjet 2050 ink cartridges if you live in South Africa.

    Answered by Claire Smith (Staff Member) - about 2 years ago
  • How much do you charge to post HP Deskjet 2050 cartridges to Belarus?

    Deskjet 2050 delivery costs

    I'm afraid that we only deliver to countries within the UK.

    Answered by Claire Smith (Staff Member) - almost 2 years ago
  • Hi, I purchased the HP 301 double pack of ink cartridges for my Deskjet 2050 but when I put them in the printer it didn't recognise the cartridges? They were purchased in the UK and I live in South Africa, what can I do to resolve this problem?

    Deskjet 2050 cartridge not recognised

    Like DVDs, ink cartridges have regional codes so if your Deskjet 2050 printer was purchased in South Africe, or outside of the UK, then it won't accept HP 301 ink cartridges. You'll need to contact HP directly to inform them where you bought the printer in order to find out which cartridge numbers you'll require.We can only supply ink cartridges for a Deskjet 2050 printer that was purchased in the UK. It may be possible for HP to change the region code on your printer so that it can accept 301 cartridges but only they can help you with this procedure.

    Answered by Nichola Ansbro (Staff Member) - almost 2 years ago
  • The glass was broken on my Deskjet 2050 and I'm wondering how to be replace it?

    HP Deskjet 2050 printer repair

    Unforntunately, we can't help you with this type of enquiry as we don't sell printer hardware or offer any service for printer repairs. We suggest that you contact a printer repair specialist or HP themselves. We've provided a link to the HP contact page for your reference: http://www8.hp.com/uk/en/contact-hp/contact.html

    Answered by Cheryl Stanley (Staff Member) - over 1 year ago
  • How do I refill black and colour No.122 cartridges for the HP 2050 printer?

    Refilling Deskjet 2050 cartridges

    We don't stock a refill kit that can be used with the Deskjet 2050 printer so we can't confirm whether or not it's advisable to try and refill these cartridges. Also, if you're using HP 122 cartridges this suggests that your printer was purchased outside of the UK, in which case. none of the cartridges that we supply would work in your printer.

    Answered by Natalie Eaton (Staff Member) - over 1 year ago
  • Where can I buy ink for the HP Deskjet 2050 printer, is it available here in the Philippines please?

    Buying HP Deskjet 2050 ink

    Cartridge Save can only supply Deskjet 2050 cartridges within the UK. If you purchased your Deskjet 2050 printer outside of the UK then the cartridges that we supply will not work in your printer. We suggest that you contact HP directly and they should be able to advise you of a supplier of the correct HP Deskjet 2050 ink cartridges for the region you live in and where to buy them.

    Answered by Natalie Eaton (Staff Member) - over 1 year ago
  • How do you remove the old ink cartridges and install the new ones in the HP Deskjet 2050 printer?

    Deskjet 2050 cartridge replacement

    Please refer to your HP Deskjet 2050 printer manual for instructions on how to change the ink cartridges. The user guide for the HP Deskjet 2050 All-in-One printer can be downloaded from the following page on HP's website: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/manualCategory?cc=uk&dlc=en&lang=en&lc=en&product=4027469&

    Answered by Amanda Garnett (Staff Member) - about 1 year ago
  • Can I use HP60 ink in my Deskjet 2050 J510 series printer?

    Ink for Deskjet 2050 printers

    This will depend on whether your HP Deskjet 2050 printer was purchased in the UK. For the UK version of the Deskjet 2050 - J510 series printer a HP 60 ink cartridge will be incompatible because this is a non-UK cartridge and isn't available from Cartridge Save. We only stock HP 301 or HP 301XL ink cartridges which are the correct cartridge numbers for use in a HP Deskjet 2050 UK model printer. Ink cartridges are specific to the region in which the printer was purchased so you need to ensure that the cartridges you're buying have the correct numbers for your region.

    Answered by Amanda Garnett (Staff Member) - 9 months ago
  • What is the difference between a high capacity and a defiant ink cartridge?

    difference in ink

    High capacity ink cartridges are no different in shape or size. They just hold more ink and produce more pages then a standard cartridge.

    Answered by Euphemia Milner (Staff Member) - about 1 month ago
  • Dear Sir I am currently living in Qatar and have my HP 2050 Deskjet printer, scanner and fax machine. I require a new set of ink cartridges, in the UK we had 301 as the cartridge, that number is not available in Qatar, and I understand that like DVDs cartridges are regional. Can you advise on what the cartridge code i am looking for? So I have a 301 and need it replacing what code do i look for in Qatar. Many thanks James

    HP 2050 Deskjet printer cartridges

    Unfortunately, we are a UK based company and only operate within the UK. Therefore we are unable to advise on where you may be able to purchase ink cartridges outside the UK. Sorry we can not be of any more help.

    Answered by Euphemia Milner (Staff Member) - 22 days ago
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HP Deskjet 2050 Printer Review

Expert review of the HP Deskjet 2050 printer 21 April 2011

Our Verdict:

HP designed the 2050 for home users that want a stylish, compact and affordable all-in-one printer. Installation is simple and the intuitive controls allow for fast and efficient printing, scanning and photocopying. The HP 2050 inkjet printer is built for everyday use, from printing texts document, scanning holiday snaps to simply photocopying receipts.


The 2050 shares it looks with the rest of the Deskjet family with its compact design and matte-black finish. The paper input tray can only hold 60 sheets with the output tray coping with just 25 – not ideal if you are looking to print and collate large documents. The control panel can be found on the top of the printer, from here you can copy at the click of a button; you can also see how much HP 2050 ink is remaining and which HP 2050 cartridges need replacing. The HP 2050 has a single USB port at the rear for connection to your laptop or PC, you will also need to be running Windows XP or higher. The 2050 can also run on an Apple Mac.


If you're looking for a quality printer without having to splash the cash then consider the HP 2050 printer. Plain text is crisp and sharp with no signs of fuzzing; colour graphics are rich and vibrant. The same can be said with the 1,200 dpi flatbed scanner which produces excellent reproductions with little to no fading. The copier is also impressive, creating accurate replicas at the click of a button. Photographic printing does let the inkjet printer down slightly, but was reasonable when you consider the HP 2050 is an entry-level printer.


It's disappointing to see an all-in-one home printer that lacks wireless – especially when you consider the number of households with more than one computer or laptop. A simple memory card or USB slot for direct printing would have made the HP 2050 more versatile. Print speeds could also be improved (5.5 pages per minute for black) but as the 2050 isn't designed for the office, it's not crucial.