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HP 74XL Ink Cartridge- Black
The HP 74XL Ink Cartridge yields 750 pages which is a great value for frequent printing. The HP Vivera ink technology produces vivid, consistent color for true-to-life photos and crisp laser-quality documents. Extensively tested for purity, color quality, durability and reliability, HP inkjet cartridges using Vivera ink technology are designed to resist fading, smudging and bleeding. It’s specially formulated cartridges are designed to work flawlessly with your HP printer and with all types of paper so you get exceptional results each and every time. The Generation 2 technology allows you to replace ink less often by maintaining ink usage. Print more laser-quality black text and get crisp, gray-scale images. Original HP inkjet print cartridges offer consistent print quality and reliable performance. Get archival-quality documents that resist fading for decades, using HP Vivera Ink.
Page yield: 750 pages
Text and graphics appear crisp, clear and bold in dark black
Print technology: HP Thermal Inkjet
Compatible ink types: Pigment-based
Ink drop: 15 pl
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55 of 57 found the following review helpful:
An oversized cartridge for people with over-sized needsSep 19, 2007
By J. Fujino
With 18mL it should print out about 750 pages. I have no idea if the numbers I had quoted to me, though, are right. The problem is the little bar that appears whenever you print something hasn't even gone down 25% and I've had this cartridge for almost two months. Its definitely a real wallet saver for me since I'm a student in college and the nearest store selling cartridges is as far away as the nearest cartridge world, which I personally love but haven't gotten to see a lot of recently. Both would've required bus commutes, but the 74XL (which is noticeably sticks out farther than the regular 74 and weighs a whole lot more) has not failed me yet. For now I would encourage anyone lucky enough to have a printer that works with an 18mL cartridge like this to get one. And anyone in the market for a new printer should seriously consider checking to make sure there's isn't only compatible with a dinky 5mL one that will get you around 200 pages before going poof.
22 of 25 found the following review helpful:
Does not work!!!Jan 16, 2012
I have an HP Photosmart C4480 all-in-one printer. I've used it for years and have had absolutely no problem with ink cartridges - until now. With this "HP" 74xl from Vivamart I managed to coax one page through, but it took a couple of false starts and several pauses. After that one page, the printer stopped recognizing the cartridge all together. I put back a REAL HP cartridge and it worked perfectly. I'm surprised HP allows their logo to be used in the picture on Amazon, and if they don't allow it, I'm surprised Amazon is allowing it! If you want to try it, be prepared for the hassle of a return.
Apparently it's not possible to give no stars, so I had to give one. The product doesn't deserve it.
Update: In an effort to read other reviews on this item, I tried, but failed, to find one sold by Vivamart, the Amazon vendor from which I purchased mine. It appears you can order what looks like an HP product, but may actually be from any number of non-HP vendors. If this is true, the reviews could be from many different products, rendering them useless. I would like Amazon to explain this. I'm loath to order this type of item from Amazon now.
BTW: The cartridge itself is labeled "Remanufactured Inkjet Cartridge". It does not include "HP", but only "74xl". In case I wasn't clear above, my intention was to buy a new HP cartridge, and the Amazon page gave no indication that it was anything otherwise.
13 of 14 found the following review helpful:
quantity and price - a win!Nov 25, 2008
"Carrie Herbel Greenwald"
As I mentioned for the HP 75XL inkjet cartridge is the same for this one (black ink only) - get the larger size AND HP brand inks for better quality and to allow for quantity printing. The smaller cartridges just don't cut it in terms of the number of pages it can print before running out. And save by buying it through Amazon, unless you can find a local retailer with better savings - I sure couldn't and am glad I checked with Amazon right away.
9 of 9 found the following review helpful:
no "retail packaging"Feb 02, 2010
By R. Adams
I purposely paid a couple dollars extra to get a "retail packaged" cartridge in a box as shown in the photo for this item. I received a cartridge in plastic pouch with no box. It was mailed in a bubble wrap envelope. The cartridge works OK, and my printer recognized it as a genuine HP cartridge.
24 of 29 found the following review helpful:
Bulk valueMar 18, 2008
By Lowell Day
It's worth purchasing the XL version of the HP 74 print cartridge, rather than the standard size. It's three times the size of the standard one, and doesn't cost three times as much.
Also, you can often find package deals including the color (75) XL cartridge and the black XL cartridge for around $60. Buying individual regular size cartridges just isn't a wise idea, considering they often cost around $30. (why buy two regulars for $60 when you can buy two XL's for the same price?)
Just make sure to buy a NEW cartridge, not a remanufactured one. Choose a seller with a high rating and low prices. I purchased a package deal recently through ANTOnline, and was amazed with how fast it came (using only regular shipping).
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