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Christmas Delivery Schedule

Our last recommended posting date for 1st Class option is Thursday 20th December.

Unfortunately, as it gets nearer to the busy Christmas period, it becomes harder to guarantee next working day delivery on any delivery option used. However, if you pay for our courier service and delivery is not attempted on time, please contact us.

Orders placed after 5.15pm on Friday 21st December will be delivered on or before Thursday 3rd of January.


Delivery Options

TimescaleMethodCharge
Free next-day 98% of orders arrive the next working day Royal Mail 1st class * FREE
Guaranteed next-day Guaranteed to arrive on the next working day

Guaranteed next-day

In the extremely unlikely event that the courier does not attempt delivery on the next working day, you will be given:

- A 10% refund of the total order value

- A refund of £2.95 next-day courier charge

- A further voucher giving you 10% off your next order

Guaranteed next-day

In the extremely unlikely event that the courier does not attempt delivery on the next working day, you will be given:

- A 10% refund of the total order value

- A refund of £2.95 next-day courier charge

- A further voucher giving you 10% off your next order

Courier £2.95
Guaranteed pre-12 Guaranteed to arrive before 12 noon on the next working day

Guaranteed pre-12

In the extremely unlikely event that the courier does not attempt delivery before 12 noon on the next working day, you will be given:

- A 10% refund of the total order value

- A refund of £7.95 pre-12 courier charge

- A further voucher giving you 10% off your next order

Guaranteed pre-12

In the extremely unlikely event that the courier does not attempt delivery before 12 noon on the next working day, you will be given:

- A 10% refund of the total order value

- A refund of £7.95 pre-12 courier charge

- A further voucher giving you 10% off your next order

Courier £7.95

* Depending on size and value, some orders may be upgraded from Royal Mail to Courier.


Delivery Schedule

Order placedExpect to receive
Monday, before 5:15pm Next day (Tuesday)
Tuesday, before 5:15pm Next day (Wednesday)
Wednesday, before 5:15pm Next day (Thursday)
Thursday, before 5:15pm Next day (Friday)
Friday, before 5:15pm Monday
Saturday or Sunday Tuesday

Bank holidays

We do not despatch or deliver orders on bank holidays

Highlands and Islands

Deliveries may take 2 to 3 days longer to arrive

International deliveries

We only deliver to addresses within the UK.

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Lowest online price guaranteed

If within 7 days of your purchase you find the same product (brand and model) being offered online at a lower price, we will refund 100% of the difference. For further info, click here.

Lowest online price guaranteed

To claim against our low price guarantee simply contact us and include the following information:

  • Your full name, postal address, email address and order number
  • The product code of the item you found cheaper on a competitor's site
  • The exact page on the competitors website where you found the product cheaper

Our low price guarantee applies only to products available from online UK retailers. It excludes products that are not new and immediately available, online promotions such as special, bonus or free offers that are not at everyday prices and products which are sold under different terms and conditions, such as special financing, contract pricing or volume discount pricing.

Basically, the identical items must be in stock and ready for immediate dispatch on another VAT registered UK mainland based website.

Free next-day delivery

Our free delivery option typically uses Royal Mail first class. In 98% of cases, orders placed on Monday to Friday before 5:15pm will arrive on the next working day. To see other delivery options and our delivery schedule click here.

Delivery Schedule

Orders placed before 5:15pm on Monday to Thursday - receive next day

Orders placed before 5:15pm on Friday - receive on Monday

Orders placed on Saturday or Sunday - receive on Tuesday

Delivery Options

Free next-day

98% of orders arrive the next working day. Typically uses Royal Mail 1st class, though some orders may be upgraded to courier.

Guaranteed next-day (£2.95)

Uses courier. In the extremely unlikely event that delivery isn't attempted on the next working day, you will be given:

  • A 10% refund of the total order value
  • A refund of £2.95 courier charge
  • A further voucher giving you a further 10% off your next order

Guaranteed pre-12 (£7.95)

Uses courier. In the extremely unlikely event that delivery isn't attempted before 12 noon on the next working day, you will be given:

  • A 10% refund of the total order value
  • A refund of £7.95 courier charge
  • A further voucher giving you a further 10% off your next order

12 month warranty on everything

If within a year of purchase you happen to experience any quality problem, we'll happily provide a replacement, or a full refund.

Free returns

Whatever the reason for returning items to Cartridge Save, you will never pay a penny for postage.

Lowest online price guaranteed

We pride ourselves in giving our customers the best possible value for money. To ensure you are not out of pocket, we will refund 100% of the difference, if within 7 days of your purchase you find the same product (brand and model) being offered online at a lower price.

To claim against our low price guarantee simply contact us and include the following information:

  • Your full name, postal address, email address and order number
  • The product code of the item you found cheaper on a competitor's site
  • The exact page on the competitors website where you found the product cheaper

Our low price guarantee applies only to products available from online UK retailers. It excludes products that are not new and immediately available, online promotions such as special, bonus or free offers that are not at everyday prices and products which are sold under different terms and conditions, such as special financing, contract pricing or volume discount pricing.

Basically, the identical items must be in stock and ready for immediate dispatch on another VAT registered UK mainland based website.

Genuine HP 88 Black and Yellow Printhead (C9381A Inkjet Printer Printhead)

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Genuine HP 88 Black and Yellow Printhead (C9381A Inkjet Printer Printhead)
0.1p per page (1 pack) 0.1p per page Pack of 1 toner cartridges

For most cartridges this is based on 5% coverage on A4 paper. These numbers are based on manufacturer quoted values and are for comparison purposes only.

41,500 pages

Pack Contains:

Blackyellow - 41,500 pages

For most cartridges this is based on 5% coverage on A4 paper. These numbers are based on manufacturer quoted values and are for comparison purposes only.

£61.61 (£73.93 inc VAT)

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0.1p per page (1 pack) 0.1p per page Pack of 1 toner cartridges

For most cartridges this is based on 5% coverage on A4 paper. These numbers are based on manufacturer quoted values and are for comparison purposes only.

41,500 pages

Pack Contains:

Blackyellow - 41,500 pages

For most cartridges this is based on 5% coverage on A4 paper. These numbers are based on manufacturer quoted values and are for comparison purposes only.

  • 93.75%
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  • Black and yellow printhead
  • Lowest online price guaranteed

    If within 7 days of buying a product from us, you find the same product cheaper at any other UK online store, we will refund you with 100% of the difference.

  • Lowest online price guaranteed

    If within 7 days of buying a product from us, you find the same product cheaper at any other UK online store, we will refund you with 100% of the difference.

  • 12 month guarantee and FREE returns

    If within a year of purchase you happen to experience any quality problem, we'll happily provide a replacement, or a full refund.

    Whatever the reason for returning items to cartridgesave.co.uk, you will never pay a penny for postage.

  • 12 month guarantee and FREE returns

    If within a year of purchase you happen to experience any quality problem, we'll happily provide a replacement, or a full refund.

    Whatever the reason for returning items to cartridgesave.co.uk, you will never pay a penny for postage.

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0.1p per page

For most cartridges this is based on 5% coverage on A4 paper. These numbers are based on manufacturer quoted values and are for comparison purposes only.

41,500 pages
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If within a year of purchase you happen to experience any quality problem with anything you buy from Cartrige Save, we'll happily provide a replacement or full refund.

Free returns

Whatever the reason for returning items to cartridgesave.co.uk, you will never pay a penny for postage.

Product Description

Product Description

Original HP 88 Black & Yellow Printhead

The HP 88 black and yellow printhead, also known as HP C9381A, will from time to time need replacing in your HP printer. It is recommended to replace it because a fresh printhead will enable your printer to produce the highest print quality possible. Utilising HP technology, the black and yellow C9381A printhead delivers crisp, black text and vibrant colour with laser precision. The HP 88 black and yellow printhead works in tandem with HP 88 ink to produce consistent results from the first page to the last, minimising wastage and improving workflow.

Save Money On C9381A Black & Yellow Printheads With Cartridge Save

Shop with Cartridge Save and lower your printing costs. As the UK's leading online ink cartridge supplier we help thousands of customers save money every month. We are so confident in our low prices that we offer a 7-day price promise on all purchases, if you find the HP C9381A black and yellow printhead cheaper elsewhere, we'll pay you the difference. And that's not all! We also offer FREE, super speedy delivery and a money back guarantee giving you complete peace of mind that you're buying an original HP 88 printhead that's compatible with your printer. Contact us today to find out more.

Product Specification

Product Specification

More Information
Manufacturer Part No.:88, C9381A, HP 88, HP88
Duty Cycle:Approx. 41,500 pages @ 5% average coverage
Brand:HP
Colour:Black and Yellow Printhead
Product Type:Printhead

Product Information

Product Description

Original HP 88 Black & Yellow Printhead

The HP 88 black and yellow printhead, also known as HP C9381A, will from time to time need replacing in your HP printer. It is recommended to replace it because a fresh printhead will enable your printer to produce the highest print quality possible. Utilising HP technology, the black and yellow C9381A printhead delivers crisp, black text and vibrant colour with laser precision. The HP 88 black and yellow printhead works in tandem with HP 88 ink to produce consistent results from the first page to the last, minimising wastage and improving workflow.

Save Money On C9381A Black & Yellow Printheads With Cartridge Save

Shop with Cartridge Save and lower your printing costs. As the UK's leading online ink cartridge supplier we help thousands of customers save money every month. We are so confident in our low prices that we offer a 7-day price promise on all purchases, if you find the HP C9381A black and yellow printhead cheaper elsewhere, we'll pay you the difference. And that's not all! We also offer FREE, super speedy delivery and a money back guarantee giving you complete peace of mind that you're buying an original HP 88 printhead that's compatible with your printer. Contact us today to find out more.

Product Specification

More Information
Manufacturer Part No.:88, C9381A, HP 88, HP88
Duty Cycle:Approx. 41,500 pages @ 5% average coverage
Brand:HP
Colour:Black and Yellow Printhead
Product Type:Printhead

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Questions & Answers

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  • I've recently purchased cartridges from you that have just arrived but will not fit. Please could you advise what I need for an HP Officejet Pro L7480? The old cartridges have 88 C9382A on them. Many thanks.

    HP C9381A printhead for Officejet L7480

    The HP Officejet Pro L7480 printer uses separate ink cartridges and printheads. The item you're currently viewing is a genuine HP 88 black and yellow printhead (C9381A). There's also the HP 88 magenta and cyan printhead (C9382A) which is the old cartridge you referred to. It's possible that you might have ordered the printheads rather than the ink cartridges for your printer. If you need to replace the ink cartridges you'll require different part numbers to those used for the printheads (C9381A & C9382A). Please refer to your HP Officejet Pro L7480 printer manual for further help with which consumables you need to replace and the relevant part numbers. A full list of supplies that we stock for the HP Officejet Pro L7480 printer can be seen here: http://www.cartridgesave.co.uk/ink-cartridges/HP/Officejet-Pro-L7480.html

    Answered by Kathryn Wilson (Staff Member) - about 5 years ago
  • If I purchase two C9381A printheads, can you tell me what shelf life expiry date is guaranteed on them please?

    HP C9381A printhead shelf life

    We advise a 12 month shelf life for HP C9381A printhead cartridges, provided they are kept in the correct storage conditions.

    Answered by Natalie Eaton (Staff Member) - about 6 years ago
  • Hi, I have a HP OfficeJet Pro L7680. How do I know when the printheads need replacing? Thanks.

    HP 88 printhead replacement

    Your Officejet Pro L7680 printer should have a status monitor or warning for when the printheads are becoming warn. If the quality of your prints are deteriorating, please perform a cleaning cycle before spending money on replacement parts. Any serious degradation in print quality which cannot be attributed to the ink cartridges, or cannot be rectified by running a cleaning cycle, maybe a good indication that your printheads need changing.

    Answered by Nichola Ansbro (Staff Member) - about 6 years ago
  • Is the HP 88 black / yellow printhead correct for the HP OfficeJet Pro K5400 printer?

    HP C9381A compatibility

    Yes, the HP 88 black and yellow printhead is correct for the Officejet Pro K5400 printer. To see all the items we stock for your printer, please see the link below to our website:

    http://www.cartridgesave.co.uk/ink-cartridges/HP/Officejet-Pro-K5400.html

    Answered by Vicky Lush (Staff Member) - about 7 years ago
  • My Officejet Pro L7680 printer will not print any black and when asking it to align the printer a message comes up saying "failed refer to device documentation for details". What does this mean? If I replace the black / yellow printhead will this solve the problem? As they are expensive, I do not want to pay for one and find the printer still doesn't work properly.

    Black / yellow HP 88 printhead

    This error message does not suggest that replacing the HP C9381A printhead will resolve the problem. It could possibly be the black ink cartridge that is at fault?

    As we do not sell printers, only consumable items for printers, we do not provide technical support for each printer model. We would recommend that you consult your printer manual, or contact HP directly. I have attached a link to the HP website below for your reference:

    http://www8.hp.com/uk/en/contact-hp/contact.html

    Answered by Paul Miller (Staff Member) - about 7 years ago
  • How frequently do the HP 88 printheads need changing e.g. I've had use of this printer for 3 years and not encountered a problem until now? Where are the printheads located in the printer? Are they in the vicinity of the printer cartridges?

    HP 88 printhead changing

    HP advise that this printhead should achieve approximately 41,500 pages. You may need to change the cartridges 10 - 15 times for every time you change the printhead, depending on how many pages you achieve with each cartridge. Unfortunately, we are not able to advise on where this item is located and how to replace this item, but there should be full instructions in your printer manual. If you no longer have the printer manual then it should be available for download on the HP website, if you have any problems finding this then please let us know.

    Answered by Vicky Lush (Staff Member) - about 7 years ago
  • I have an HP CP1700 which appears to need a new yellow printhead (I have a spare black one). Do you have just a yellow print head?

    HP CP1700 printhead

    The genuine black and yellow HP C9381A printheads are not compatible with the HP CP1700 according to our listings. The HP CP1700 inkjet printer uses HP 11 printheads and the yelllow printhead is available as a single colour with the HP code C4813A. Please follow the link below to order a new yellow HP 11 printhead for your HP CP1700: http://www.cartridgesave.co.uk/C4813A.html

    Answered by Nichola Ansbro (Staff Member) - about 7 years ago
  • I have an HP Officejet Pro K8600 and after running various diagnostic tests, I think I need new printheads. However, it's a bit confusing which ones I need - I think I probably need both but given the cost but thought I should check. I have really bad streaks across the magenta and orange blocks on the diagnostics page - does this mean both printheads need replacing? Many thanks.

    Printheads for Officejet Pro K8600

    Your printer should report when an item needs to be replaced. We do not provide technical support for printers I'm afraid. We would recommend that you refer to your printer manual or contact HP directly. I have attached a link to the HP website below for your reference:

    http://www8.hp.com/uk/en/contact-hp/contact.html

    Answered by Paul Miller (Staff Member) - about 7 years ago
  • My print quality diagnostics page passes all 3 tests but when I print or photocopy black text I get horizontal blank stripes in the text. Please could you tell me if this sounds like I need a new black printhead? If not, could you advise what the problem could be? Thank you.

    Black HP 88 printhead replacement

    It could be that you may need a new black printhead but unfortunately we cannot confirm this for certain. Please find a link below to HP Customer Support, who should be able to run through some troubleshooting methods with you:

    http://www8.hp.com/uk/en/contact-hp/contact.html

    Answered by Danielle Hopkins (Staff Member) - about 8 years ago

Customer Reviews

Customer Reviews and Ratings

Average Customer Review:
93.75%
16 reviews

Customer Reviews
  1. 80%

    By Amelia on

    Excellent service. Product arrived next day, well packaged. Thank you for prompt service.
  2. 100%

    By Charles on

    Great product, great price, fast delivery enough said!
  3. 100%

    By Thomas on

    The Original Product that I received first was faulty. I telephoned Cartridge Save and was able to get to Customer Service quickly and I received a new Cartridge immediately the next day. The services provided was exceptional and I will continue to buy from Cartridge save.
  4. 80%

    By Françoise Doose-Lee on

    I am absolutely delighted with my new printhead: it arrived very promptly, was easy to install and the quality is very good..
  5. 100%

    By Richard on

    Price was the best around and there's no faster delivery in the marketplace. What's not to like about Cartridgesave?
  6. 100%

    By Pippy on

    Printer behaved and printed yellow as soon as I had fitted the printhead - I was very relieved as the printer checks prior to this had failed to recognise any faults, despite the fact that yellow had disappeared from the colour prints.
  7. 100%

    By Martin on

    Were the cheapest around so ordered, communication was fantastic and the print-heads arrived very quickly.
    Well packaged and all instructions available and easy to understand
    Everything was as it should have been as has made such a difference to my printing
    Will definitely use this company again
  8. 100%

    By saxville on

    Excellent service
  9. 100%

    By S Piney on

    Yet again a fabulous service from Cartridgesave. Item dispatched within 30 minutes of the order!! Wouldn't hesitate to use them everytime.
  10. 60%

    By Phillip on

    Original printhead became streaky after I aborted a print-run despite only reaching a quarter of its supposed life. New printhead fitted which failed after a couple of uses 'has a problem/couldn't be found' message). Relaced by Cartridgesave as the black and yellow ones are known to be unreliable. Full marks to Cartridgesave but not to HP.
  11. 80%

    By Jim Collins on

    No hassle easy to order prompt delivery just what th customer wants
  12. 100%

    By Chats on

    As a replacement part it worked as it should. I have no problems with this part
  13. 100%

    By Trish on

    This item was ordered one day and delivered the next. Fantastic service.
  14. 100%

    By Adrian I Barnett on

    Worked perfectly and arrived quickly
  15. 100%

    By margaret coles on

    very satisfied with this product and the price
  16. 100%

    By Prospex - local charity on

    The first cartridge was faulty but they sent out a replacement straight away which arrived the next day. Excellent customer service would deal with again

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