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What number ink do I buy for the HP Deskjet D1660 please?
Deskjet D1660 cartridge numbers
The HP Deskjet D1660 printer uses either the HP 300 or HP 300XL ink cartridges as listed above. There are four genuine cartridges to choose from and you can use any combination of these inks, provided that you install one black and one colour cartridge:
Black HP 300 ink cartridge (CC640EE)
High capacity black HP 300XL ink cartridge (CC641EE)
Tri-colour HP 300 ink cartridge (CC643EE)
High capacity tri-colour HP 300 ink cartridge (CC644EE)
Answered by Nichola Ansbro (Staff Member) - over 3 years ago
In the advert it says that the black HP 300XL cartridge for the Deskjet D1660 does 600 pages. Does this mean that the cartridge will print that amount of pages approximately?
HP 300XL black ink yield
The duty cycles quoted on our website are based on 5% coverage. This is roughly a 5 line paragraph of text on an A4 page. Realistically, you will not be able to produce 600 pages if printing any more than this.
Answered by Daniel Zieba (Staff Member) - over 2 years ago
Can I use two black cartridges in my Deskjet D1660 printer instead of one colour and one black cartridge as I don't really need the colour and it's more expensive? Thanks.
Deskjet D1660 printer cartridge setup
Most colour printers such as the Deskjet D1660 will require that you have one black and one tri-colour cartridge installed with at least some remaining ink in order to print anything. Please consult your printer manual or contact HP directly to see if it's possible to override this setting and print in black only. You cannot use two black cartridges in the printer at the same time. It's likely that if your colour cartridge has run out completely then you'll need to replace it with a new one.
Answered by Daniel Zieba (Staff Member) - about 2 years ago
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HP Deskjet D1660 Printer Review
Expert review of the HP Deskjet D1660 printer
26 April 2011
The D1660 is an entry-level inkjet printer and is part of the HP's Deskjet range aimed at students and home users. With minimal functionality, the printer is best suited for home users who print occasionally. If you're on a budget and money is tight, then the D1660 is good bet – it's reasonably quick and print quality isn't too bad either.
The HP D16660 inkjet printer is compact - with its simple black plastic shell it takes up minimal desk space. Like other printers in the Deskjet range, the D1660 input stack doubles up as a paper tray, which does cause some problems if you are printing large volumes. There's no control panel on the inkjet and just a single USB connection port at the back. The HP D1660 ink cartridges can be accessed from the front of the printer and are easy to replace and install.
Print quality is remarkably good for an entry-level inkjet. Black text is clean with no signs of bleeding, giving a sharp, readable text. Colour graphics fared well too, colours were solid without any visible signs of fading. The HP Deskjet D1660 wasn't as impressive when it came to printing photographs, there were signs of banding and some degradation in image quality, although this improved when using HP's Advanced photo paper.
HP have stripped the D1660 down to the bare bone to keep the price low, and as such, have neglected functionality. It would have been nice to see the option to connect directly from a device or being able to plug in memory cards or a USB key. The single USB port may also be an issue, especially if you want the flexibility to print from a network.