Can HP ink dry out?
If ink cartridges are left in your printer for a long time they can eventually dry out. If cartridges are left in their sealed packaging they will be fine until the use by date printed on the box.
Can I use my HP printer with only black ink?
For the printer to work, the colour and black cartridges need to be installed. Even if you select to only print in black and white (grayscale) you still need to have all the cartridges in the printer.
Do HP ink cartridges expire?
Yes, there is an expiry date printed on the cartridge packaging. This is usually found on the back right hand side of the box.
How do I check ink levels in my HP printer?
You can check your printer's ink levels using the printer software installed on your computer. This is normally found under the printers or devices menu on your computer. If your HP printer has a built-in screen you can check ink levels and print out a supplies report.
Can I use other ink in my HP printer?
Only cartridges designed specifically for your printer model can be used. These include both HP genuine cartridges and professionally remanufactured (refilled) HP compatible cartridges.
How long does an HP ink cartridge last?
It depends how, what and how many pages you print. As a guide, each cartridge has a "yield" which is calculated on a page coverage of 5%. The average yield for an HP ink cartridge is 350 A4 pages at 5% coverage. As a rough guide, 5% coverage is around 15 lines of text in an 11 point font.