Jump to content

Home & Home Office

» Contact HP or call 1-877-231-4351 to buy direct
Products & Services
Support & Drivers
Explore & Create

Is a printer ink cartridge refill really a bargain?

Original HP ink – #1 brand, #1 value
Content starts here

Ink cartridge refills can mean wasted money

At first glance, printer ink refills look like a bargain. Sure, they cost less. They also may deliver less. Independent research confirms an Original HP inkjet cartridge outperforms an ink cartridge refill.
1 in 3 bargain inks Fail
  • More than 33% of tested refilled ink cartridges failed during use or right out of the box.1
  • More than 41% of the tested cartridges refilled by a refill service failed during use or right out of the box.1
  • Only the tested Original HP ink cartridges worked every time with no failures.1
Ask the quality assurance experts at QualityLogic and they'll tell you that HP inkjet cartridges print more pages reliably than ink refills.

Print more pages. Without fail.

Why risk the uncertain performance of an ink cartridge refill? Reliability is never in question with Original HP supplies.
With Original HP ink With a printer ink refill
Original HP ink cartridges print up to two times the pages—on average—than refilled cartridges tested.2 You don't know how many times the cartridges have been reused or refilled
You get a brand new printer ink cartridge every time. Important? YES! Components wear and tear over time, degrading print quality, reliability, and functionality. Start with a new cartridge to get the most out of your print system. Old ink residue can build up and clog the microscopic print nozzles causing poor print quality. Generic ink quality instead of ink that's optimized to work with HP printers.

Save time. Save money.

Original HP ink is designed to work with your printer for optimal results.
  • Messy leaks
  • Early cartridge failure
  • Unexpected cartridge replacements
Save time. Save money.
All of which can drive up your cost of printing. With Original HP supplies, you can "hit print" and relax.
Learn more ways HP can save you money everyday with XL cartridges and multipacks.

Leading the way in print cartridge recycling

As of December 2008, 125 million HP inkjet print cartridges have been returned and recycled since the inkjet cartridge recycling program began in 1997, representing a weight of 12.2 million pounds. Read more about why Original HP print cartridges are a responsible environmental choice.
Leading the way in print cartridge recycling

Why Original HP?

1 A QualityLogic 2009 study compared Original HP inkjet print cartridges (92, 93, 98, 95, 21 and 22) with refilled ink cartridges sold in North America. For details, see www.qualitylogic.com/2009HPinktest.pdf (610 KB, PDF).
2 A Buyers Laboratory Inc. 2011 study commissioned by HP compared Original HP ink cartridges (60XL, 56A, 57A, 74XL and 75XL) with refilled ink cartridges sold in North America. For details, see www.buyerslab.com/products/samples/HP-Inkjet-Cartridges-vs-Refilled-Cartridges.pdf (1.11 MB, PDF).
To download the latest Adobe® Reader®, please go to the Adobe website at http://www.adobe.com. Adobe and Reader are trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated.