180 of 185 people found the following review helpful
on 25 November 2011
When HP sell you a new printer (Deskjet 3050) they only give you starter cartridges with it which hold a very small amount of ink in them Hp 301 black 3ml and the Hp 301 colour 9ml cartridge. I was using about 3 black and 2 colour cartridge per month and it was costing me a small fortune. I later found out that Hp do higher yield versions of the 301 cartridges, which cost only a few pounds more but hold far more ink in them than the starter cartridge which I was using before. What you need is a HP 301XL on the black which hold 12mls of ink rather than the 3mls of ink that is in the 301 starter black cartridge and on the colour you should be using the HP 301XL colour cartridge which holds 11ml rather than the 9 that's in the 301 starter cartridge. I can even go one better, I now use a company called advantage online who stock the Hp 301XL originals plus do a British premium compatible 301XL bk and 301XL colour cartridge which hold 18mls black and 18mls colour. I have used them a couple of times so far and have been quite impressed. I hope you don't fall into the Hp trap of selling a very good printer (Deskjet 3050) at a very cheap price and then trying to charge you load of money for starter cartridges.
Its also a pity that Hp don't do a twin value pack on the XL's
58 of 60 people found the following review helpful
on 29 December 2010
Buying in larger quantities is always better value, and this cartridge is no exception. I use my HP printer daily and this has lasted longer than any previous cartridge (having used smaller sizes and refills before). You pay slightly more for the XL version but the superior performance of the product makes it a worthwhile purchase.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on 18 July 2014
Well what a shock I got when I installed this cartridge, and got a message saying that it was an 'older generation' cartridge, and that it was incompatible with my printer. I called HP support and they made me take the cartridge out and find the date on the cartridge, which they said showed that the cartridge was 1 year past its use-by date, and therefore 3 years old. I asked if I could override the message and try to use the cartridge anyway, since may items which are past their use-by date, can still be used successfully. However, HP were either reluctant to give me this information, or truly did not know how to do this, so I am left with a cartridge that doers not work in my printer. Interestingly, the error message also said that the cartridge could not be used in my (newer) printer, but it could still be used in older printers! I can only presume that the older printers do not have the technology to detect the date on the cartridge, and will blissfully and ignorantly continue to use cartridges that are past the use-by date, and probably do it successfully.
I have contacted the seller about this problem, and if they cannot help me override the error message to use the cartridge (which I am happy to try) then I am expecting a replacement cartridge that does not have an expired use-by date. Will post an update when I hear back.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 11 July 2014
I am convinced that this was not a genuine cartridge or faulty :(
I used it about 5 times and then the printer was not used for a couple months. Went to use it and it would not work no matter how many time i cleaned it.
I have never had a issue before when the printer have been left.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 16 January 2014
I need to print on sticky back gloss paper at times and this ink dose not dry or soak in as it smudges still after several weeks like white board ink. My genuine colour ink from Tesco is great with no problems and a different ink on an Epsom printer is fine to. Do wonder if this is not genuine HP ink.
I have just replaced this cartridge on 06/03/2014 with a Genuine HP ink from Tesco's, and guess what no smudges on the same glossy paper printing the same label. So my conclusion is this is definitely NOT A GENUINE HP ink cartridge. Now how do I get a refund from these cheats.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 11 June 2014
I brought this in November 2013 and lm now having to buy a replacement in June 2014. This has been worth the money I print a lot and l have a son at uni and living at home and he prints just as much as me.
well worth buying this amount.