The Difference between CF280A and CF280X Toner Cartridge

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Many printer users attempts to figure out the difference between CF280A (HP 80A) and CF280X (HP 80X) toner, and eager to opt for an adaptable one for intended use. Let’s jumpstart to have a quick review.

Life Circle

The definition of “A” and “X” stands for the toner volume. CF280A is a standard cartridge with 2700 pages, whilst CF280X is a high-yield cartridge able to yield out 6900 pages. The specific amount of the pages accords to the contents that users intend to print. The advertised page amount was tested in conformity to industrial criteria: 5% coverage per A4 /Letter-size black-and white paper.

Applicable Printer Model

Apart from the capacity, the secondary difference lies in their compatible printer lists.

Printers for CF280A toner:

HP Pro 400 M401 M401a M401d M401dn, M401dne, M401dw, M401n; HP Pro 400 MFP M425dn M425dw Printer.

Printers for CF280X toner:

HP P2050 P2055 P2055d P2055dn P2055x; HP Pro 400 M401 M401a M401d M401dn, M401dne, M401dw, M401n; HP Pro 400 MFP M425dn M425dw Printer.

Are they totally compatible with your printer? Be aware that models such as P2050 P2055 P2055d P2055dn P2055x can only be used with CF280X toner rather than CF280A toner. If installed into the incorrect printer model, the printer won’t accept it by presenting the unfit notification.


Does a high-yield cartridge cost more than the standard one? Yes, but you get more pages than you expected for the general cartridge. See below chart and you will know which one is much more preferable.



There is no difference between them in installation section. Don’t forget to take the first 3 preliminary steps as they are to guarantee the normal function and best result of the toner. If the black papers or sealing tape isn’t removed, the printer will not print anything but a blank page given.


Special Test

Both v4ink CF280A and CF280X compatible toner cartridge has been undergone a stringent quality screening procedure with regards to temperature range, life circle, humidity, drop test, meeting the industrial ISO/IEC19752 production specification. V4ink provide 2-year warranty with professional methodical support to ensure each customer have a joyful experience.

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Is the OEM chip reusable?

Smart chip

Per tested, OEM chip is reusable and applicable for 3 new v4ink No-chip toner cartridges. No-chip toner such as CF258A and CF258X reutilize the OEM chip to complete the entire installation procedure.

Chip does have its life span. It cannot be extended once you see the printout becomes blurred. So don’t overuse the chip in case of any underperforming printout. Want to keep using our No-chip toner? Don’t worry, remaining the chip after using the OEM toner cartridge is feasible to start next round.

Beware of handling chip as the smart chip is physically tiny. 3 tips below will enable a fast and proper installation.

Tip 1: DO NOT scratch or damage the chip.

Tip 2: Insert the OEM chip into our v4ink no-chip toner in a correct direction. (An illustrative picture is pasted near the chip’s slot)

chip position

Tip 3: Keep the chip dust-free. Use a dry cloth to clean the chip if dust adheres.

It’s worth mentioning that customer can remove the chip from our CF258X remanufactured toner for intended use with our v4ink No-chip CF258A or No-chip CF258X toner. Also chip is reusable for 3 new v4ink No-chip toner cartridges.

Chip life circle

No wonder that using v4ink with-chip CF258A compatible toner is the best way to skip the chip-transferring procedure. It has the same starter-friendly installation mode as the original. Sometimes, the printer will notify you of the “NON-HP” and “Firmware update” message. If you want to go on using compatible toner in a hassle-free way, switching off the related setup not only does no harm to your printers, but it renders the printing job goes smoothly without interceptive warning.

See the instruction below to disable the “Cartridge Policy” and “Update option” function respectively.

To shut off “Cartridge Policy”:

Cartridge Policy

To disable the “Update Option”:

Update option 1
Update Option 2

Kind reminder: Presently, regarding the pre-set serial number, customer can only use 2 new CF258A or CF258X compatible toners on the same printer. If using the third one, the printer won’t recognize it by demonstrating an error message. Once the 2 compatible with-chip toners are used up, customer can choose to use remanufactured or original toner cartridge.

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Something you should know for proper CF258A toner installation

CF258A No-chip toner

This article is a collection to itemize several misoperations in using v4ink CF258A toner, which will be much helpful for the starter.

To make the followings comprehensible and well accepted, we’re about to illustrate the cases according to the product category. Viewers can find the concerning descriptive point based on your CF258A version.

Cases study for v4ink No-chip CF258A toner:

  1. Install the toner into the printer straightforwardly without inserting the chip on it

Toner should work with the chip which is used for printer to detect the data. Please do have an OEM cartridge or OEM chip well prepared, and process the chip-insertion as the picture shown below prior to the final installation.

CF258 chip-installation
  1. OEM chip is damaged

Please ensure the chip is intact, otherwise the chip cannot be used to install. If damage unfortunately occurs, you can purchase the OEM toner cartridge in the first place, and then use our no-chip toner until the OEM one is depleted. Our v4ink CF258A is equipped with a custom-made toolkit, which enables a smooth chip removal process.

  1. Chip is inserted in an incorrect direction

To make things easier, we paste an instructional picture next to the chip slot. Below you can see how user collates the chip’s direction.

Correct chip position
  1. Color of the printout is light

Long-time transportation renders the toner powder pile up in one side. Gently shaking the toner cartridge several times ahead of final installation will address this problem. Moreover, printout will become faint if the chip is overused with more than 3 pcs new v4ink no-chip toners.

faint text
  1. Printer demonstrates “Black cartridge very low”

Customers feel puzzled when the printer mentions this message just right after installation. V4ink guarantees that each of our products (except for re-manufactured product) will come in a brand-new condition with 100% full powder capacity. Owning that OEM chip retains the old using record, this message has nothing to do with the new toner. Pls press “OK” button to evade this message.

  1. Install OEM chip of original CF258X toner into v4ink CF258A no-chip toner

This will not affect the proper printing function. If the printer manifests “Cartridge low”, you can still go on printing by pressing “OK” button.

Cases study for v4ink CF258A WITH-CHIP compatible toner:

  1. LCD screen reminds “The indicated cartridges are Non-HP cartridges” and the warning indicator is flashing.

Opt for “OK” button then you restore printing.

Error message correction
  1. LCD screen reminds “Memory error on indicated cartridges, Event code: 10.00.00” and the warning indicator is flashing.

First of all, open the front cover, and close it. Until you see the message “The indicated cartridges are Non-HP cartridges” and the Signal light is flashing, press “OK” directly.

event code

Hope you find this article useful.

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How to clear “Non-HP cartridges” error when using CF258A/CF258X?

CF258A with-chip toner

Hurray! We are happy to announce that v4ink CF258A with-chip toner and CF258X with-chip toner have been launched online. It’s been a long ride from the day we realized that most of our customers craved for a hassle-free toner without any pre-arranged setup of an OEM chip. Now we come back to dazzle.

Regular installation steps

Contrary to the No-chip version, With-chip version is handy and ready-to-use. Prior to place an order, please confirm the chosen item is advertised “With chip” to prevent any installation error.

  1. Tear off all the protective packing materials like seals, papers and cover as well.
CF258A installation
  1. Boot up the printer.
  2. Place the toner into the cartridge compartment, and wait for 1-2 min for machine to recognize.

Clear warning messages

Error messages happen when the chip is unable to be read. No worry, it doesn’t mean you got a lemon. Following the workaround below will get the connection problem mended:

Situation 1: Printer displays “The indicated cartridges are Non-HP cartridges” and the Signal Light is flashing.

Press “OK” then you can skip the interceptive information.

clear "The indicated cartridges are Non-HP cartridges"Situation 2: Printer display “Memory error on indicated cartridges, Event code: 10.00.00” and the Signal light is flashing.

Step 1: Open the front cover, and close it

Step 2: When you see the message “The indicated cartridges are Non-HP cartridges” and the Signal light is flashing, press “OK” directly.

Clear event code

See, it’s quite simple, right?

Stop firmware upgrade

Why should I have to disable this function? Is this method detrimental to printer?

Based on the factory default setting of the printer, “automatic update” and “cartridge policy” ought to be in an “off” status. Shutting down these two functions is to guarantee the intended use of any third-party compatible CF258A toner or CF258X toner cartridge, which won’t be rejected by the HP printers. For sure, users can be at ease to print once the following recommended setup is accomplished.

Try it out!

Step 1: Turn off “Cartridge Policy”

Click “setup”-> “system setup”-> “supply settings”-> “Cartridge policy”- choose “off”-reboot the printer.

Turn off cartridge policy

Step 2: Turn off the “Update Option”

Click “setup”-> “service”-> “Laserjet update”-> “mange updates”- “check automatically”-chose “off” –back to “mange updates” page-click “allow updates”-click “No”- back to home page by pressing “Home”

Update option
turn off update option

A jolly carefree printing journey with our v4ink can start off right now!

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What’s the difference between M404n and M404dn?


Each letter in the printer model name stands for its intrinsic features. Under no guidance but a concise functional introduction, “M”, “d”, “n”, “f” and “w” are quite perplexing for a rookie. Before you fold up this page and go for a random purchase, why not get started right now to take a 5-min induction course?

General Conception of the Letters

M- Monochrome

Printer only prints black and white paper. Not for color printing. It simply applies black toner cartridge.


Printer can print double-sided printout automatically without manual action to reopen the paper tray and flip over the paper.


Printer needs to be configured with wired network connection by linking to a cable to LAN port. It doesn’t support WI-FI. Some models urge a Ethernet connection with PC or Laptop to execute order.


Printer is not singularly a printing machine, but also works for facsimile.


Printer features WI-FI connectivity. Just contrary to the “N”, the printer does not support wired network.

NW-Wired and Wireless network

The printer can utilize Wired or Wireless network. Each of them is able to serve as a back-up plan if one causes malfunction, and will be disabled if the other is being connected (Refer to the relevant user guidebook)

Done with the aforesaid overview, now we can switch to the main characters we going to talk about: HP Laser Jet PRO M404n and M404dn.

Meaning of the printer's letters

Product Feature

We present a chart below to mark the “With” or “Without” about their configuration.

comparison of the function

What makes M404dn outperform lies in its automatic double-sided printing, whilst M404n still needs manual handling on that section.

Both two models offer 256MB data storage space. Users can import documents to the printer freely with an USB for intended use. Concerning Ethernet connection, it’s another form of wired connection to build up a local networking through linking the printer to the computer.

Monochrome Printing

These two print Black and white paper. Cannot cover color printout such as photographs.

Monochrome printer meets the substantial demand of someone whose business is in need of a large amount of documents or contracts. It’s always designed in a compact size. Space-saving feature makes it prevailing in the market, appealing to parents or college students. Best for home or dorm.

Compatible Consumables

HP Laser Jet PRO M404n and M404dn printer should be installed with CF258A or CF258X toner cartridge. A is a standard toner cartridge with regular 3,000 page yields, while X represents large-capacity toner cartridge with approximately 10,000 pages output.

There is also another question that makes customers feel at sea. Why the compatible toner looks so different from the original toner? Now is time to demystify. Each manufacturers reserve their own patent right to safeguard respective intellectual property including designs, therefore, compatible toners will be various in shape, so do v4ink CF258A and CF258X compatible no-chip toner. But please be reassured, my friends. V4ink CF258A standard toner cartridge and CF258X high-yield toner cartridge are well-designed, and match HP Laser Jet PRO M404n and M404dn printer perfectly.

CF258A and CF258X toner are applicable for: HP Pro M404n M404dn M404dw Printer; HP Pro MFP M428fdw M428fdn Printer; HP Enterprise M430f M406dn Printer

CF258A & CF258X Installation

Preamble: Apart from remanufactured toner cartridge, v4ink cf258a and cf258x compatible toners both necessitate chip-removal steps. That means customers have to remove the chip from the used original cf258a/x cartridge with our special custom-made reset tool. After it’s done, you can take out all of the protective covers/seals/papers (We have indication), put the toner into the printer’s compartment to complete the entire installation.

That will be absolutely easy to handle, user-friendly and beginner-friendly. Just start by viewing the full-scale chip-removal guidelines. (Applicable for v4ink CF258A/CF258X)

Precautions for installation

Sometime a careless misplacement of the chip will set the customer back. Beware that the chip ought to be inserted in a correct direction.

An indication picture is next to the chip slot, which you can follow it.

chip installation

Make sure the chip is aligned with the plastic ridge.

chip installation

Misplacement of the chip will trigger a wrong signal on the LCD screen. So please double confirm if the chip is firmly inserted before the final installation into the printer. If a wrong signal keeps reminding, please discharge the toner from the printer, readjust the chip’s position, and put it back later to dismiss the error.

What if the error fails to be dismissed, even though there is nothing wrong with the chip? With the OEM chip applied into our v4ink cf258a/cf258x toner, the printer will mention “Black Cartridge Very Low”. It represents the old cartridge’s capacity only, not for the new one. It’ll be back into normal as you skip the message.

Questions Proposed by Users

We summarize some regular problems or questions put forward by other users.

  1. Printer warns “Low on toner, please replace”.

Tips: Print a test paper to verify the toner volume. If low capacity, just replace with a new one. In another situation that the toner is just installed without much use, please review the printing setting and the internet connection, and ensure they are well set. Or you can try to reinstall the toner to correct misplacement issue. (Not applicable for compatible non-chipped toner)

  1. Cannot use Wifi.

Tips: Please be cautious that these two printers do not provide wifi connection function. They use Ethernet instead.

  1. Requiring a reset of the system.

Tips: HP Printers notify the user of firmware upgrading from time to time. If “Auto” update is turned on, the printer will reset the upgrading. In case of any disruption, customer can turn off that setting.

  1. Paper jams.

Tips: The user manual of HP printer entails a detailed troubleshooting regarding paper jam and its jam area. Please refer to the related section of the manual.

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How do I know when to replace the CF258A toner?


Generally, user can view the remaining volume in percentage from printer’s setting. But this way is for OEM CF258A toner cartridge only. For the compatible non-chipped CF258A and remanufactured CF258A toner, let’s go on and walk out the maze.

What tracks the toner level?

Electronic chip serves as a mini drive, enabling the printer read the toner so that printing can act on detection. Likewise, chip collects the printing data and toner level, which cannot be eliminated under the protection of its intrinsic programming system.

In so doing, remanufactured CF258A toner reuses the OEM chip to continue printing section. Non-chipped CF258A toner necessitates a chip equally, but it should be prepared by customer. The reused chip can’t trace the capacity.

OEM chip

What can prove the low toner level?

It’s time to replace the toner when the printout looks faint after using for a certain while. It depends on the printing frequency.

faint printout

“Black cartridge very low” keeps reminding

With being said, the chip remained the old data and cannot be reprogramed it. Thus, this message isn’t reflect the actual toner level. V4ink promise our CF258A compatible toner will come in full powder capacity. Both remanufactured and no-chip edition toner can print 3,000 A4/letter pages filled with 5% contents.

Disregard the message, then you can resume printing.

No more hold-ups in replacing toner

Looking for an easy-peasy working style, here you go for v4ink high-yield CF258X No-chip compatible toner reducing replacing time. More pages, Less haste.

Shelf life

1. Would be better use v4ink CF258A compatible toner within 18 months upon receipt.

2. OEM chip needs to be replaced after being used in 3 compatible toner cartridges.

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What is “No chip” and “With chip”?

v4ink CF258A compatible toner

How do I know if the toner cartridge I purchased has a chip or not? Do they make sense to the printer? How can I use the “No-chip” product?…

We received these questions from our presale-customer on and on, and hereby we would like to make a concise introduction, and also give some tips to our v4ink followers for picking the correct compatible toner cartridge without further concerns.


Precisely speaking, “No-chip” means toner cartridge doesn’t have a smart chip inlayed on it, whereas “With chip” can be defined as the chip-built-in one.

At present, No-chip compatible toner could be itemized the following models:

CF258A, CF258X, 414A, 414X, 215A, 206A, 206X, 134A and 134X

(OEM toner cartridge of above models originally contains the chip inside. Some sellers recycle the used OEM toner and remanufacture them for reuse.)

Chip photo

Prerequisite for using No-chip & With-chip toner

By way of illustration, we’ll refer to v4ink CF258A No-chip toner and CF258A with-chip toner (Also applicable for below paradigms)

To use No-chip CF258A toner:  


1. An OEM chip or OEM CF258A toner is demanded. 2. A custom-made tool (Included in the package) and a hammer (Not offered).

5-min chip-installation guidelines:

Below video unveils v4ink’s exclusive methodical approach

To use CF258A remanufactured  & with-chip version toner: 

Skip the chip-installation steps, and just place the toner cartridge into the printer as always.

Suitable printer model

Both with-chip and no-chip toner (after accomplished aforesaid chip-installation process) fits the same model printer.

e.g. CF258A toner is compatible with HP Pro M404n, M404dn, M404dw, Pro MFP M428fdw M428fdn Printer; HP Enterprise M430f M406dn Printer, only if the toner is implanted with the chip.

How the chip works

A chip is a must-have for some compatible printers to recognize the cartridge itself for the purpose of printing performance as well as normal functioning. The smart chip is being encoded to connect the existing system of the printer, archiving the toner level permanently. When the chip malfunctions, PC and printer will report the issue through a message to point out the poor connection. Regarding the compatible or remanufactured toner inlayed with the OEM chip, an issue like LCD stating “Cartridge Low” is basically a volume record from the original cartridge.

In response, users can restore that error by simple inspection: 1. Make sure the chip is intact, and re-install the toner cartridge. 2. Confirm the volume and replace the exhausted toner. 3. Skip out the error by opting for “Ok” button. 4. Chip are supposed to be installed in the exact position (For chip-reset toner only)

Reset the chip

Equipment: A resilient cushion is laid at the bottom of the chip slot.

Method: Slightly press the rim of the cushion; insert the chip in a designated direction with reference to the pic pasted aside.

Inspection: Double-check the chip’s position; Chip ought to line up with the middle plastic ridge.

v4ink correct chip-installation position

Quality assurance

V4ink compatible no-chip toner and remanufactured toner perform as well as the original toner does. They conform to ISO/IEC19752 criterion, being examined by covering color hue, lifespan, firmness, dropping, and temperature. Those make them excel in yielding out fixed and sharp printouts.

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What is The Best Black-and-White Printer?

best black and white printers with v4ink cartridges

Although color printers can provide us with more choices of printing effects, black-and-white printers are more commonly used for office because of their lower cost and faster printing speed.

What is a black-and-white printer?

Black and white printer is also called monochrome printer. It only uses black ink or black toner. It is generally considered more cost-effective than color printers. Black and white printers are usually used in professional environments because they have faster printing speed, lower printing cost per page, and excellent text quality in the case of monochrome laser printers.

For the heavy daily printing demand, black and white printer is a more reasonable choice, because it can print quickly and output a large amount, while maintaining a fairly low operating cost. It may not be as versatile as a color printer, but it is still the preferred printer for commercial purposes because color is not always necessary in most professional environments.

Black and white printer vs color printer

As we all know, there are two main types of printers, laser printer and inkjet printer. You can also get more detail for this two types of printer: Laser vs. Inkjet Printer.

Laser printers are divided into black-and-white laser printers and color laser printers. As the name suggests, black-and-white laser printers can only print black-and-white documents, while color laser printers can print color pictures and text, but the price of color laser printers is relatively high.

All of the Inkjet printers can print color. Its biggest advantage is that it can print color images finely. But the disadvantage is the high cost.

What users are more suitable for choosing black-and-white printers?

Users who consider cheaper operating costs:

Black and white printers cost less to own and operate because they require only one color of toner or ink to print. Color printers often require multiple ink cartridges / toner cartridges (four or more colors) to print at the same time.

Users who do not want to spend more maintenance costs and time:

Inkjet printers require more maintenance costs than black and white laser printers because their nozzles are easily blocked. You need to clean them regularly, otherwise you need to spend more money on maintenance.

Users who with large printing volume and certain requirements for printing speed:

If you want to print a large number of business documents, please consider using a clear and fast black-and-white laser printer. The clear text and fast output of black-and-white laser printer make it an ideal choice for high-capacity document printing with priority on readability.

Users who mainly print in black and white:

Color laser printers are usually more expensive than monochrome laser printers, inkjet printers are even more expensive, and the price of ink cartridges is much more expensive than the toner cartridges used by laser printers. If you mainly print black and white word documents and spreadsheets, it is worth considering using a black-and-white printer because it can save you more.

There are 4 Best black and white printer recommended by v4ink for your reference, let’s jump in!

  • Black and white printer for home use
  • Black and white printer for small office
  • Black and white printer for large commercial
  • Black and white printer for school work

Black and white printer for home use

Brother HL-L2370DW Wireless Monochrome Laser Printerv4ink Brother TN760 compatible with HL-L2370DW

If your printer does not require scanning, copying or fax functions, please select brother HL-L2370DW, which may be the most affordable and reliable monochrome printing (Amazon price $185.95).

Its printing speed (36 ppm) is comparable to other highly praised all-in-one machines in the market. It has automatic two-sided printing, 250 page tray capacity and excellent print resolution (2400 x 600 dpi) and a manual slot for feeding envelopes and other irregularly sized items.

Brother provide two compatible versions for this printer model, which is Brother TN 730 standard yield toner cartridge prints 1200 pages and Brother TN 760 high yield toner cartridge print 3000 pages. The toner cartridge needs to be used with Brother DR 730 drum unit. Choosing v4ink compatible TN760 and DR730 combo pack can save you more.

It can perfectly handle daily printing tasks and is very suitable for home use.

Black and white printer for small office

Brother MFCL2750DW Monochrome All-in-One Wireless Laser Printerv4ink Brother TN760 compatible for MFC-L2750DW

Brother MFC-L2750DW is developed for the busy home or small office, which is a multifunctional printer with powerful functions (Print / Copy / Scan / Fax).

As an alternative to the MFC-L2740dw, it can save time by performing one-way two-sided (2-sided) copy and scanning and multi page copy, scanning and fax functions through an automatic document feeder of up to 50 pages.

Brother’s latest compact laser all-in-one printer features advanced printing at 36 pages per minute which making it suitable for busy but small offices.

The high yield Brother TN 760 black toner cartridge also provides sufficient capacity to print about 3000 pages, which can meet the daily use of small offices

Black and white printer for large commercial

HP imageCLASS MF445dw All-in-One Wireless Laser Printerv4ink canon 057H is compatible with HP MF445dw

Designed for small and medium-size businesses, the Canon imageclass MF445dw model balances speedy performance, minimal maintenance, and the ability to add an extra paper tray. A 5″ color touchscreen delivers an intuitive user experience and can be customized by a device administrator to help simplify many daily tasks.

The MF445dw printer provides an expandable paper capacity of up to 900 sheets. You can load 250 sheets in the standard paper tray, 100 sheets in the multipurpose tray, and 550 sheets in the optional paper tray AH-1.

MF445dw printer uses Canon toner 057 black (3100 pages) and 057H black, high capacity (10000 pages), High yield cartridges can handle the huge printing needs and busy work of the business.

Black and white printer for school work

HP Laserjet Pro M15w Wireless Laser Printerv4ink HP 48A CF248A is compatible for HP M15W Printer

Known as the smallest black-and-white printer, LaserJet Pro m15w combines the practicability of black-and-white printer and the floor area of inkjet model, which is convenient for desktop storage and is very suitable for students in dormitories. Its disadvantage is that the printing quality is not good enough (its resolution is only 600 x 600dpi) and the printing speed is only 19ppm, but if you don’t have much requirements for printing speed and quality (there is no problem printing reading materials, papers and notes), it is definitely the most economical choice for school work.

In addition, it uses HP 48A CF248A toner cartridge, which is very cost-effective. V4ink HP 48A compatible toner cartridge can print up to 1000 pages as long as $18.99, which is completely affordable for students.

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Which one performs better, HP 58A vs 58X?

v4ink CF258A/CF258X compatilbe toner(No-chip)

Many printer users are trying to figure out the difference between HP 58A and HP 58X toner, and eager to choose a more exceptional one for their printers. Here below is a brief summary that we gonna share with you guys.

Round- 1 Page Yield

v4ink 58A(CF258A) toner can yield out 3,000 pages, whilst 10,000 pages for 58X (CF258X) All the tested paper meets the specified industrial requirement: Page yield counted by printouts with 5% coverage per A4 /Letter-size paper.

v4ink CF258A CF258X page yield

Round- 2 Applicable Printer

CF258A toner and CF258X toner are both compatible for the SAME model printers: HP Pro M404n M404dn M404dw Printer; HP Pro MFP M428fdw M428fdn Printer; HP Enterprise M430f M406dn Printer

Accordingly, CF258A standard toner and CF258X high-yield toner are interchangeable. You can select either of these two models for your intended use.

Round- 3 Ideal Working Scenario

When in the middle of the work, none of you wishes to waste time to replace an empty toner cartridge frequently, especially for the regular printing job. If you are in quest of a large-capacity toner, High-yield model 58X seems to be the very one.

Does 58X cost a lot to get more pages? No. V4ink HP 58X toner, possessing the same superlative standard powder, brings you a more carefree experience. Lower Cost, Higher Efficiency. 

v4ink CF258A vs v4ink CF258X

Come and Cherry-pick your ideal working partner!

What do v4ink HP 58A/X users care most about?

  1. What’s No-chip means?

That product does not contain a chip for printer to read. Customer is required to prepare an OEM chip, which can be gotten from the OEM toner. The package includes a toolkit for the beginner.

  1. Is it easy to work on removing and installing the OEM chip?

Yes. 4 steps literally with user-friendly guidelines.

  1. Is the chip only use for 1 v4ink 58A/X toner cartridge?

No. The chip can be used with new v4ink 58A/X toners up to 3 times.

CF258A toner chip-installation instruction
  1. What is the best before for this toner?

18 months for the unopened item. For the installed toner, please use the toner asap. V4ink toner cartridges pass the stringent QC test before coming into market. They’re stable and easy to store.

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How to replace HP 414a toner cartridge?

If you’re planning to purchase a new 414a toner cartridge for your HP printer, or already got one, here are some tips for you to learn more about the product. It includes when to replace the toner, how to choose a proper 414a toner cartridge, and what to do after receiving it. Let’s start now.

replace HP 414A toner cartridge

When to replace 414a toner for your HP printer?

As we all know, 414a toner is a cartridge combo which includes four packs of toner cartridges in four different colors (black, cyan, magenta, yellow). It’s compatible with HP Color LaserJet printers. The following is its compatible printer list.

HP LaserJet Pro M454dn Color Laser Printer

HP LaserJet Pro M454dw Color Laser Printer

HP LaserJet Pro M479fdw Color Laser Printer

HP LaserJet Pro M479fdn Color Laser Printer

HP LaserJet Pro M479dw Color Laser Printer

When the printer toner level gets low, there are two types of messages on HP printers to reminder you to replace toner.

Cartridge is low: When you received this message, do not hurry to replace the cartridge immediately. You could click “Cartridge Icon” on the top of the printer control panel to check the actual toner levels as it may still remain some toner. If the print quality is still acceptable, you could continue to print with the current cartridges until the output gets faded or acceptable.

Cartridge is very low: When you found this message, you could consider replacing it. But if you just have no extra cartridge on hands, there is a way may help you. Take out the cartridge to shake it from side to side several times and then take a try. You still have chances to get it to work.

How to choose a proper toner cartridge?

HP published two types of toner cartridges with different page yields for your choice.

Standard Capacity: HP 414a, it includes 4 packs of toner cartridges with standard page yield. The 4 separate cartridges can be also known as w2020a, w2021a, w2022a, w2023a in HP part number. According to the ISO (the International Organization for Standardization) testing guidelines, the black cartridge can yield 2,400 pages while the color cartridges yield 1,200 pages. 

HP Part#w2020aw2021aw2022aW2023a
Color414a black toner414a cyan toner414a magenta toner414a yellow toner
Page Yield2,400 pages1,200 pages1,200 pages1,200 pages

High Capacity: HP 414X, black cartridge with 7,500 pages, color cartridge with 6,000 pages. With more than 3 times the page yield of the standard version, this high yield toner cartridge can provide a longer service life for you but with a lower cost per page. Why? Let’s check the cost. For example, a pack of HP 414A costs $84.99. With 2,400 pages yield, it means you need to pay 3.5 cents once print a page. 414x black cartridge costs $171.99 but with 7,500 pages, the high capacity cartridge can decrease the cost to 2.5 cents. It’s obviously a cost-effective option if you print a lot every day and want to cut the budget of your printing expense.

HP Part#w2020xw2021xw2022xW2023x
Color414x black toner414x cyan toner414x magenta toner414x yellow toner
Page Yield7,500 pages6,000 pages6,000 pages6,000 pages

This may be a choice, but we can offer you a better one, v4ink 414X DIY toner cartridge. You can get 1 pack of v4ink 414x black toner cartridge only at $49.99. With the same page yield as HP high capacity cartridge, we could decrease the cost per page for you to 0.67 cents. It means you could save up to 70% of the cost by choosing v4ink DIY cartridge but only need to take an extra 10 minutes to transfer chip before using. 

Cartridge TypeHP 414A blackHP 414X blackV4ink DIY 414X black
Page Yield2,400 pages7,500 pages7,500 pages
Cost per Page3.5 cents2.5 cents0.67 cents

How to transfer chip for v4ink DIY 414x Toner cartridge?

Here is a video to show you the steps. Or you could check the text instruction for better understanding.

To help you transfer chips easily, a set of special tools and a detailed user manual will be added to the package. The tools include a pair of tweezers, a pair of scissors and one chip recycle drill. Here are the steps for your reference.

1.  Take out the empty HP cartridge from printer and find the corresponding color of v4ink new toner cartridge and remove its package.

2.   Install chip recycle drill into the chip slot of the HP empty cartridge and screw down the drill slowly until the chip becomes loose. Then remove the chip with the tweezers.           

3.   Roll back the drill and remove it from the cartridge.

4.   Clean the plastics and glue on the surface of the chip with scissors.

5.   Insert the chip into the new chip tray. Make sure it’s in the correct direction. 

6.   Install the new chip tray along with the chip into the new v4ink cartridge.

7.  Shake the v4ink cartridge from side to side and install it into the printer.


  1. The chip should be from the correct cartridge. It means if you want to transfer chip for the black cartridge, make sure it’s from the HP black cartridge. Don’t mix the chip with other colors’.
  2. If the new cartridge could not be detected by printer after installing the chip, make sure you have installed the chip correctly. Wrong direction or not aligning with the middle line of the chip slot may result in the problem.
  3. The printer or computer may prompt “Cartridge is low” or this kind of message, you could disregard it and continue to print.

Any doubt about the instruction or about our products, please feel free to let us know. You also could contact us to apply for a free trial of our cartridge.

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