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137 of 146 people found the following review helpful
on 9 January 2010
I bought this ink from Amazon directly (not from the sellers). It arrived very quickly as always with Amazon!
HP advertises the XL to be able to print around 600 pages which is a very good amount. I did concede that I may not get 600 copies depending on what I was printing so even 300 would have been acceptable.
I print leaflets for my business and only use black and white. The leaflet itself does not use a heavy amount of black just some writing and a picture. I have only been able to print 100 copies and I have almost no ink left and need to reorder. This makes it a whopping 18 pence per page!! That is extremely expensive and well below the advertised 600 copies of print!
I am so disappointed with this as I had bought the HP F4580 as I thought I would be able to print a reasonable amount from it due to the advertisement HP had shown for their ink. Their numbers are completely off!
I would have given this a 1 star but the extra star is really for Amazon as the delivery was prompt and the price is the cheapest I have found anywhere online! Most other companies sell for around 20-25 pounds which would have made it worse!
Anyway just to sum up if you have already got an HP printer and use this ink then Amazon is prob the best place to buy from due to price and delivery. If anyone can find it cheaper please let me know! :-D. Otherwise if you are thinking of doing heavy printing then I would prob recommend staying away from an HP printer that uses this ink as you will not get much out of it. Better for people who are light casual printers.
Hope this review helps those who maybe thinking of purchasing an HP printer due to the advertised 600 pages print from the XL ink as it is not true! In fact I dread to think how much I can print from the normal 300 ink.