Troubleshooting for printers can not recognize the new ink cartridges

Have you ever encountered a situation where the printer cannot read the ink cartridge or displays an error message when replacing a new ink cartridge into the printer? This is because there may be a communication problem between the printer and the ink cartridge. In fact, you can eliminate these problems with simple operations, so that your ink cartridge can be used normally in a few minutes. Let’s try it!

Clean the ink cartridge contact chip

Most HP ink cartridges are equipped with a chip, which is the most sensitive part of the ink cartridge. Generally, our fingers can not touch the chip, because when the dust or fingerprint oil get on the chip it can cause a faulty reading on your printer.

When your printer can not read your new ink cartridge. You can fix up through two simple operations below(for v4ink InkSacs HP 67XL, 65XL and 63XL etc):

First: Check if the chip of the replacement ink was installed in the correct direction (If your ink cartridge is not v4ink InkSacs, just do the second step).

Second: Use the eraser to clean the chip slightly.

You can also follow the video step by step:

Remove any protective clips or tape

Before installing new ink cartridge, you need to remove all clips or plastic tape placed on the ink cartridge which protect it during transportation. Not all cartridges have clips (it is usually orange and located at the bottom of the cartridge), but most have a strip of tape covering the cartridge vent hole. If these components are not removed, an error message will display on the printer.

To remove the clip, you should hold the cartridge in one hand and gently pull up the cartridge with the other hand. The protective tape is usually orange or yellow. The following picture shows how to remove the orange clip for HP 902XL ink cartridge.

remove the orange clip for HP 902XL

You only need to tear the plastic tape off the ink cartridge to open the air hole. The following picture shows how to remove the plastic tape for Epson T702XL ink cartridge.

remove the plastic tape for Epson T702XL

Reset the printer memory

If the printer memory is full, it may be difficult for your printer to identify the new ink cartridge. Sometimes all you need to do is to “remind the printer” that you have installed a new cartridge! To do this, you need to keep the old cartridges at hand, so I hope you haven’t discarded them!

First: Remove the new cartridge from the printer and reinstall the old cartridge.

Second: After installing the old cartridge, let the printer stand for about ten minutes, then reinstall the new cartridge, and then try printing again.

Perform a hard reset on the printer

Your HP printer should now recognize the new cartridge through the above steps. If not, you should try the hard reset on the printer.

Step 1. Remove the new ink cartridge from the printer.

Step 2. Please shut down your printer and power it down for 10 minutes.

Step 3. Re connect the power cord, but do not turn on the power button for the time being.

Step 4. Replace the new ink cartridge into the printer.

Disable HP Cartridge Protection

In order to prevent third-party ink cartridges from being used in their printers, HP manufacturers have designed an ink cartridge protection device in their printers, so that compatible ink cartridges cannot be recognized by HP printers. Fortunately, you can disable the HP cartridge protection in a few simple steps, how to do so?

Step 1. Open up the HP Smart app on your computer.

Step 2. Select “Printer Settings” on the HP Smart app menu.

Step 3. Select “Advanced Settings” > “Tools” > ”Cartridge Settings”

Step 4. On the “Cartridge Settings” menu, scroll down to “Cartridge Protection”, toggle it to “Off” and select “Apply” to save changes.

Check the ink cartridge access area for obstructions

Like the contact chip on the ink cartridge, the slot in which the ink is installed inside the printer is also sensitive. If any paper or other obstacles are located in the cartridge access area or cover the cartridge slot, this may also cause recognition errors. Remove the ink cartridge from the printer, and then use a flashlight to check the cartridge access area for any debris. Removing the obstacles then reinstall the cartridge and try to print again!

Contact the cartridge manufacturer for help

If you have tried all these troubleshooting method and still receive the error message from the printer, your ink cartridge may be damaged and need to be replaced. Most name brand cartridges come with a limited warranty and can be replaced free of charge.

If you order from v4ink, we offer 100% satisfaction and two full years warranty, which means you are covered for the life of the cartridge. Just contact our customer service team: and we will replace the cartridge or offer a full refund – it’s that easy!

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Name Brand vs. Third-party Printer Ink Cartridges

In the latest annual printer survey of consumer report, 37% of respondents said they had tried third-party printer ink cartridges, which are much cheaper than name brand products. Yes, price advantage has become the main reason for consumers to turn to the third-party printer ink cartridges.

If you’re a long-term printer user, you’ll be sure to know that there are OEM, remanufactured and compatible ink cartridges options available. Remanufactured and compatible options also call third-party printer cartridge, which price is much lower than that of OEM.

Before comparing them, let’s get to know them first:

Name Brand (OEM) Ink Cartridges

The ink cartridge which produced by the printer brand manufacturer (original equipment manufacturer) call OEM ink cartridge. They contain all of the brand’s proprietary technology and are less likely to be rejected by the printer than third-party printers. You don’t have to worry about firmware updates making them useless as they have warranty policy .

Remanufactured Ink Cartridges

Remanufacturing ink cartridge is an empty original ink cartridges that recycled by the third-party manufacturer. They usually use the original manufacturer’s cartridge shells, then thoroughly cleaned, filled with third-party materials, through rigorously tested and resold at discounted prices.

Because the remanufactured ink cartridge uses the shell of the original product, the appearance of the remanufactured ink cartridge is almost the same as that of the original product, which can effectively avoid the problems in the installation.

Because remanufactured ink cartridge relies on recycling original ink cartridge, it needs to wait for enough empty ink cartridge to be renovated, which is easy to be out of stock in a period of time. Remanufactured ink cartridge is equivalent to reusing ink cartridge. To a certain extent, it is more environment-friendly.

Furthermore, there is an innovative remanufactured product from v4ink. v4ink InkSacs Remanufactured HP 67XL Combo pack contain one OEM print head and three replacement ink cartridges. The print head is recycle by the OEM products, but the replacement ink cartridges are produced by v4ink. Each print head can be reuse up to 3 times with the new replacement ink cartridge. This innovative product is more environmental-friendly than the traditional remanufactured ink cartridge, because its print head can be reused three times, and it can effectively alleviate the problem of not enough empty OEM products.

v4ink InkSacs Remanufactured HP 67XL Ink Cartridge Combo Pack

Compatible Ink Cartridges

Compatible ink cartridges are made by third-party manufacturers (non printer brand manufacturers). They usually provide more ink, but they are much cheaper.

The biggest difference between compatible ink cartridge and remanufactured ink cartridge is that compatible ink cartridge is brand new, while remanufactured ink cartridge is a renovated old ink cartridge. Therefore, compatible ink cartridge are completely different to the original product in technology and internal structure. In addition, In order to avoid infringement of patent design, some compatible products may have some subtle design differences. For example, the shape of ink cartridge may look different, but they can install to your printer properly and also provide excellent printing effect.

In November 2020, HP upgraded the firmware of HP 902 series printers, resulting in the old version of the original ink cartridge and third-party ink cartridge can not be used. In spite of this, v4ink produced the up-to-date version of the chip in time, so that the products can still be applied to the latest version of the printer equipment to meet the market demand, and effectively avoid losses.

v4ink Compatible HP 902XL Ink Cartridge 4 Piece Combo Pack

Whats the difference between Name Brand and Third-party Ink Cartridges


Most inkjet printers are sold based on the business model of “razor / razor blade”. The ink cartridges provided by original manufacturers are often more expensive, which provides a stable source of income for manufacturers.

The price of compatible ink cartridge and remanufactured ink cartridges are usually more than 50% lower than that of name brand ink cartridge of the same printer.

Page Yield

The page yield of the printer with compatible and remanufactured ink cartridges will be the same as or even higher than the original. Therefore, the third-party ink cartridge is more cost-effective.

Printing effect

For many people, the low price of the third-party ink cartridge means that the printing effect is relatively poor. In fact, this is not the case. The reputable third-party ink cartridge supplier can not only provide 50% lower price than the original, but also the printing effect can be comparable with the original. V4ink carries out strict quality and reliability tests on all its compatible ink cartridges to ensure that users can get the same or even better printing effect than the original products. All of v4ink’s remanufactured ink cartridges products meet the ISO / IEC 24711 standard, and the ink cartridge is filled to the ink level recommended by the factory to match the page yield quoted by the manufacturer.

Installation method

Although the appearance design and internal structure of the compatible ink cartridge may be different from the original ink cartridge, please rest assured that the general installation method of the compatible ink cartridge and the original ink cartridge is exactly the same, which can basically and perfectly match your printer equipment. The remanufactured ink cartridge uses the same shell as the original ink cartridge, so it will hardly encounter any problems in the installation process.

Remember that the compatible ink cartridge is designed to work with your printer. Sometimes, you may encounter some unsuccessful installation situations, maybe you don’t install the product to the corresponding card slot, or you don’t noticed some small details when installing, sometimes as long as you move a little and push a little, you can successfully install.

Use method

The use method of the compatible and remenufactured ink cartridges are extremely the same as the original ink cartridges. The only difference is that when you use the compatible or remenufactured ink cartridges, your printer may display error messages, like ”non-HP”. The simplest solution is to ignore or skip this step to enter normal printing.

5 reasons for choosing v4ink compatible / remanufactured ink cartridges

  • Print more and cost less – v4ink can provide you the same page yield of the original products and save you up to 70% of the original brand price.
  • Reliable printing results – Sharp text, bold blacks and crisp graphics.
  • Perfect partner with your printer – Easy to be installed and recognized.
  • Eco-friendly Design to Save the Earth – Eco-friendly design of the v4ink product are designed with less waste rate.
  • 100% satisfaction guarantee – If you find the quality of our products unsatisfactory, we will replace your ink cartridge or refund you during the warranty period.

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V4ink Guide: 4 Method to reset HP Ink Cartridge

Many people complain that the cost of buying ink cartridges is higher than that of buying a new printer. Ink cartridge prices are so high that more and more people choose to refill ink to the old cartridge by themselves to save costs.

Why we need to reset the cartridge?

If you refill the cartridge with new ink, your printer may not be able to detect the new amount of ink and determine that the cartridge is empty. Ink cartridge reset is to let your printer forget that the ink cartridge has been used up, so that the newly refilled ink cartridge can be used normally.

Therefore, how to reset HP Ink Cartridge? Here come in four different method.

Four Method to reset HP Ink Cartridge

The Old Cartridge Method

If you have old cartridges in hand, this method are suitable for you.

Take out the newly refilled ink cartridges and replace them with a pair of old cartridges. Wait for the printer to recognize the cartridges, and then  – depending on the model – print a cartridge alignment page. Remove the cartridges and replace them with a second set of older cartridges. After the cycle, remove the old cartridge and replace it with a newly refilled one. Printers should treat them as new cartridges because many models have only enough memory to store the last two installed cartridges. This method is suitable for HP 63XL Ink Cartridge, which is a combination of black and tri-color ink cartridge.

The No-Cartridge Method

Some models can track up to five sets of cartridge identifiers in their memory to support another technology. In this case, you only need to take out the ink cartridge from the printer and turn off the printer, then turn it on again for at least 20 seconds.

This replaces the cartridge information in one of the memories with blank. Now repeat the process four times, and the memory of the printer should be empty. When you return the refilled cartridge to the printer, it should forget the number of pages and recognize it as a new cartridge.

The Tape Method

You need to put a small piece of tape on a specific contact on the cartridge, start the printer, then remove the cartridge, and move the tape to another location. This technique is tricky because different cartridges require you to cover different contacts, and the order may change.

Reset HP Ink Cartridges With Chips

Instead of relying on the printer to store page counts, late-model HP printers often have a chip right on the cartridge for this. Those are a bit trickier. You need to pop off the factory chip with a small screwdriver, or similar tool, and replace it with a third-party “auto reset chip,” or ARC. Those are available with or without ink level monitoring, and they’ll let you use your refilled cartridges without a fuss. This method is suitable for HP 902XL Ink Cartridge.

Some considerations

After the above reset operation, the ink cartridge you refilled may be compatible with your printer, but it may not be. Using the v4ink new compatible ink cartridge may be a better choice for you, because it can not only save costs, but also simplify the steps of refilling the cartridge, making it easier for you to use.

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How do different brand name their printer cartridges?

As we all know, cartridges are typically sold in standard cartridge and high yield cartridge, of course, they also have extra high yield cartridge. Different brands name their cartridge in different rules. Today, let’s see how they are named.

How do HP name their ink cartridge?

HP ink cartridges usually come in two sizes: standard yield and high yield. But it also has exceptions, like HP 902, which comes in three sizes: standard, high yield and extra high yield. Printers using HP 902 cartridges can use any of these sizes. Generally speaking, HP ink cartridges usually only come in standard yield and high yield that with the high yield version having “XL” at the end of the cartridge number.

Standard Yield: HP 902 ink cartridge, which print 300 pages.

High Yield: HP 902XL ink cartridge, which print 825 pages.

Extra High Yield: HP 906XL ink cartridge, which print 1500 pages.

How do HP name their toner cartridge?

The name of HP toner cartridge is different from that of HP Ink Cartridge. HP standard toner cartridges are marked with “A” at the end of the toner cartridge number, while high yield versions are named with “X” at the end of the toner cartridge number, moreover many extra high yield toner cartridges have “Y” at the end of the cartridge number. Here are some examples:

Standard Yield: HP CF289A toner cartridge, which page yield is 3000 pages.

High Yield: HP CF289X toner cartridge, which page yield is 10000 pages.

Extra High Yield: HP CF289Y toner cartridge, which page yield is 20000 pages.

How do Brother name their ink cartridge?

There are no uniform rules for the naming of Brother ink cartridges. Some models are similar to HP and canon, where XL stands for high yield ink cartridge and XXL stands for extra high yield ink cartridge. Others use slightly different part numbers to differentiate the cartridge sizes, Let’s take the Brother LC3011 ink cartridge an example:

Standard Yield: Brother LC3011 Ink cartridge, which print 200 pages.

High Yield: Brother LC3013 Ink cartridge, which print 400 pages.

How do Brother name their toner cartridge?

Like ink cartridge, brother toner cartridge has no uniform naming rules. Brother toner cartridges of each cartridge size may have a different name. For example, brother TN730, TN760 and TN770 are examples.

Standard Yield: Brother TN730 Toner Cartridge, which print 1200 pages.

High Yield: Brother TN760 Toner Cartridge, which print 3000 pages.

Extra High Yield: Brother TN770 Toner Cartridge, which print 4500 pages.

How do Canon name their ink cartridge?

Canon follows the same naming rules as HP ink cartridge, where XL stands for high yield ink cartridge and XXL stands for extra high yield ink cartridge.

Standard Yield: Canon PGI-250 ink cartridge, prints 300 pages.

High Yield: Canon PGI-250XL ink cartridge, prints 500 Pages.

Extra High Yield: Canon PGI-255XXL ink cartridge, prints 800 pages.

How do Canon name their toner cartridge?

Most of Canon’s toner cartridges don’t have a higher print yield option, but there are still a few high yield toner cartridges. They usually add “H” to the end of the cartridge’s name to represent high yield.

Standard Yield: Canon 040 Black toner cartridge, which print 6300 pages.

High Yield: Canon 040H Black toner cartridge, which print 12500 pages.

How do Epson name their ink cartridge?

The naming rule of Epson ink cartridges are similar to the HP ink cartridge, which usually add “XL” to the end of the cartridge represent the high yield version. The following is an example of how Epson names its standard and high yield ink cartridges.

Standard Yield: Epson T252 Ink Cartridge, which print 300 pages.

High Yield: Epson T252XL Ink Cartridge, which print 1100 pages.

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How to remove original chip to the new HP 902XL Ink Cartridge?

You may have heard of ink cartridge chip, which plays a very important role in ink cartridge. Without it, your cartridge will not work properly. Today, let’s talk about the ink cartridge chip.

Whats the function of the chip in the ink cartridge?

1. Monitor the amount of ink in the cartridge so that the printer can notify you when the cartridge is low on ink.

2. Recognized by the printer. HP company has set the cartridge protection feature for their printers. The function of the chip is to make the ink cartridge be identified by corresponding printer. In addition, it can also cut off the possibility of third-party ink cartridges being used on their printers.

Why people need to replace the chip?

1. Save the cost of the ink cartridges.

Most inkjet printers use chips to track the volume of ink in the cartridge. In order to save printing cost, some businessmen or users choose to refill the ink cartridge to reuse it. Many office supplies and discount stores sell affordable Ink Refills. You can refill the used cartridge 2 to 3 times before throwing it away. To make sure the ink cartridge can be recognized as a filled cartridge, you need to replace the cartridge chip

2. Make the third-party compatible ink cartridge recognized by the printer.

On Dec 1st 2020, HP upgraded the firmware of HP 902 952 series printers, and claimed that after upgrading, the previous ink cartridge and third-party ink cartridge could not be used any more. People try to replace the chip to make the compatible ink cartridge work properly.

How to remove the chip from HP original ink cartridge?

1. Use the utility knife along the edge of the chip holder to tilt the chip holder slightly.

2. At the same time, use the index finger to slowly remove the chip from the chip holder.

3. Take out the chip

How to install IC chip of HP 902 902XL?

1. Take out the cartridge without the chip, let the chip holder facing upward.

2. Push the chip in the direction of the above picture and snap it into the chip holder.

3. Install the chip into the chip holder and completes the installation.

After replacing the chip, the new ink cartridge may or may not be recognized by the printer, as there may be another error prompts. Furthermore, it may also damage your new ink cartridge and printer.

Therefore, if you want to save money, the best way is to go to a regular third-party website, such as v4ink, where you can directly buy a new compatible HP 902xl ink cartridge, which is equipped with the up-to-date version of the chip, and can be work perfectly with all compatible printers, including printers in the latest firmware.

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Where can I buy the Newest version of HP 902 ink cartridge?

Just after HP upgraded the firmware version of the printer which using HP 902 ink cartridge, people all over the United States were in the dilemma of not finding HP 902 ink cartridge.

Why is HP 902 so hard to find?

The old HP 902 ink cartridge will not be recognized by the printer after the firmware upgrade, resulting in a large number of HP 902 ink cartridges off the shelf. The old HP 902 ink cartridge needs to be equipped with the latest version of the chip, but the new version of HP 902 ink cartridge can not meet the market demand.

At present, people all over the country are looking for HP 902. This firmware update not only limits the third-party consumables, but also worse to HP itself. People all over the country are accusing HP of compulsory upgrade. However, after venting their dissatisfaction, the problem that the printer can’t be used without HP 902 has not been fundamentally solved.

Where to buy the newest version of HP 902?

Beside the HP, there are some third-party online consumables retailers selling the latest version of HP 902xl ink cartridge. Compared with the HP original one, it is more cost-effective and affordable from third-party consumables retailers like v4inkSmart Ink and FASTINK. Here is their detailed introduction.

V4INK HP 902 902XL Compatible Ink Cartridge (Newest Chips) 4-Piece Combo Pack

Feature: 【Lastest Chip Version】: v4ink 902 Ink Cartridges are equipped with the most up-to-date version of the chip and work perfectly with all compatible printers, including printers with the latest firmware (Released in December 2020). All v4ink replacements for 902 902 XL ink cartridge are strictly tested with industry quality control processes to work flawlessly and last for a long time.

902XL. Smart Ink Cartridge Replacement for HP 902 XL (4 pack), Compatible

Feature: Always the Latest Chip Version: Smart Ink cartridges are equipped with the most up-to-date version of the chip and work perfectly with all compatible printers, including printers with the latest firmware (released in December 2020)

FASTINK Compatible HP Ink Cartridges Replacement for HP 902 XL 902XL with Upgraded Chips High Yield for OfficeJet Pro 6954 6960 6962 6968 6975 6978 Printers 5-Packs(2 Black,1 Cyan,1 Magenta,1 Yellow)

Feature:【New Generation chip】Upgraded chips and developed cartridge set, instantly recognized by compatible printer, show same printing effects as original.

ONEINK Compatible Ink Cartridge (Newest Chips) Replacement for HP 902XL 902 902 XL Ink Cartridge to use with Officejet Pro 6960 6961 6968 6970 6971 6974 6975 6978 6979 Printers (1B, 1C, 1M, 1Y)

Feature: Upgraded Version Chips: Newest intelligent chip (Nov,2020) to ensure fully working compatibility with your printer. Make sure that printing effect is the same as original

Inktopia Remanufactured Ink Cartridges for HP 902XL 902 XL (Updated Chip) for HP OfficeJet Pro 6978 6962 6968 6975 6960 6970 6950 6954 6979 6951 Printer (Black, Cyan, Yellow, Magenta)

Feature: The cartridges are built with the latest 2nd-generation chip design which allows the display of accurate ink levels and printing without interrupt error messages. These chips is certified to work on all models using the #902 cartridge series.

Others third-party consumables like: EJET, MYINK and PRETINK also have the latest version of HP 902 product list, but the product status is currently unavailable. If you need the newest version of HP 902 cartridge urgently, the above compatible ink cartridge will be your best choice.

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What HP printers need to use the latest version of HP 902XL ink?

In December 2020, HP pushed new firmware to printers used with 902XL ink cartridges. After the firmware upgrade, all compatible consumable chips on the market will not be able to continue to use on the HP printer.

HP has been upgrading the firmware of different series of printers from time to time to limit the use of third-party ink consumables.It is understood that in the current market, the utilization rate of third-party consumables has greatly exceeded that of original consumables.

The impact of the upgrade is that the ink cartridge may can’t not be recognized by the printer, and the original ink cartridge cannot be used normally. The printer reports error messages like “remove and reinstall the indicated cartridge”

What printers affected by this firmware upgrade?

Printers that use HP 920XL Ink Cartridge includes:

HP OfficeJet 6950 Series.

HP OfficeJet 6954 Series.

HP OfficeJet 6958 Series.

HP OfficeJet 6960 Series.

HP OfficeJet 6962 Series.

HP OfficeJet 6963 Series.

HP OfficeJet 6968 Series.

HP OfficeJet Pro 6970 Series.

HP OfficeJet Pro 6975 Series.

HP OfficeJet Pro 6978 Series.

What printer models seriously affected by this firmware upgrade?

HP OfficeJet Pro 6978

There is no doubt that HP OfficeJet Pro 6978 is one of them. During this firmware upgrade, the v4ink after-sales service team received the most inquiries from HP Officejet Pro 6978 users, proving that there are many users of this printer model are troubled by the upgrade.

Integrating copy, scan, fax, wireless printing, duplex printing and scan, HP Officejet Pro 6978 is more affordable. It can be linked with your smartphone, tablet and notebook to print at any time and costs only $89.89. It can print quickly and save paper. It is an ideal choice for home office or small studio.

In addition, due to the influence of covid-19, more and more people work from home, and HP Officejet Pro 6978 is used by more and more people as well.

HP OfficeJet 6968

HP Officejet 6968 and its matching HP 902, HP 902XL ink cartridge can provide excellent printing effect. All printing, scanning, faxing are clear. HP Officejet 6968 printer has the function of double-sided printing, which can save a lot of paper.

The remaining capacity of ink can be clearly known on the dashboard of HP Officejet 6968, so you can stock up your printer cartridge in advance

HP OfficeJet 6960

HP OfficeJet 6960 Is a medium-sized color inkjet printer, designed for home and small office. It has reasonable configuration, automatic double-sided (double-sided) printing, scanning, fax and copy functions, as well as wired and wireless network.

HP OfficeJet 6960 supports “standard” or “high-yield” XL replacement ink cartridges, up to 825 pages per 902XL black ink cartridge and 825 pages per 902 XL color ink cartridge at 5% coverage(each set costs $39.99). The average cost per page is only 5 cents. Therefore, for small office printers, the operating cost is quite reasonable, especially in the case of using high volume ink cartridges.

All the printers mentioned above need to use the latest version of HP 902 ink, so as to ensure the normal use of the printer machine

Before purchasing, you must confirm the compatibility of ink cartridge with your printer model, because using incompatible ink cartridge may damage specific components in the printer and shorten the service life.

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Differences between tri-color ink cartridge and Individual color ink cartridges

There is no doubt that the printer has become an essential part in our lives since ink has been obviously a vital part of the printing process. Without it, your printer will be useless. You may also have noticed that printers require individual color ink cartridge or tri-color ink cartridges. Let’s take a closer look at the differences between the two ink cartridges and which one suits your needs best.

What is the difference?

1. The position of the print head

The print heads of the cartridges are built tightly into the ink box, so it should be replaced every time the cartridge is replaced.

Individual ink cartridge does not have a built-in print head. Instead, the print head is built into the printer.

2. Different colors of ink stored in the same cartridge or in separate cartridges

Tri-color ink cartridge includes three chambers inside that are filled with cyan, magenta and yellow ink.

Individual color ink cartridge means cyan, magenta and yellow ink cartridge has its own separate ink cartridge.

3. Can it be replaced separately

For tri-color ink cartridge, if there is not enough ink for a particular color, the entire cartridge must be replaced.

For Individual color ink cartridges, each color can be changed as needed.

Which cartridge is better for printing

Most tri-color cartridges can’t provide the same depth of color for photo printing as individual color cartridges. If you want professional-looking photos, individual color cartridge will be your best choice.

HP 902XL ink cartridge is anexample for individual ink cartridge

It may not a good idea to use the tri-color ink cartridge to print a lot of color labels in your business. Because the ink cartridge need to be replace frequently as there is less color ink inside the cartridge. But if you usually print black and white,then the tri-color ink cartridge will be your best choice.

 HP 63XL Combo pack include a Black ink cartridge and a Tri-color ink cartridge

Which one is more cost-effective?

You may think that the tri-color cartridge is more cost-effective because you only need to replace one cartridge. For tri-color ink cartridge, once one color is used up, you need to replace all of them. This means you may have to throw away a cartridge when two colors is still available.

A individual color ink cartridge is replaced only the single color has been used up, without need to replace the other colors ink cartridge at the same time. In the long run, it is more cost-effective.

No matter what kind of ink cartridge you need, you can find the most affordable and suitable product from

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HP 902XL vs HP 902, which one is more affordable?

As we all know, ink cartridges are typically sold in three different capacities: standard yield, high yield and extra high yield. So do HP 902 ink cartridge. Which is. However what’s the difference between the standard yield hp 902, high yield hp 902XL and extra high yield hp 906XL?

XL prints more than standard cartridge

Standard Yield: HP 902, prints 300 pages per cartridge

High Yield: HP 902XL, prints 825 Pages per cartridge

Extra High Yield: HP 906XL, prints 1,500 pages per cartridge

If you print a lot, “XL” will be more affordable.

XL is larger but fits your printer just as the standard cartridge

The HP 902XL cartridge is LARGER than a standard 902 but is designed to fit in the same slot as a standard 902 in your printer.

HP 902XL inks are high capacity but are physically the same size as the standard 902 inks, which could be installed in the same way as a standard 902 cartridge.

The list of printers that HP 902xl ink cartridge and HP 902 ink cartridge fit is exactly the same.

HP OfficeJet 6954 – All in One Printer

HP OfficeJet Pro 6960 – All in One Printer

HP OfficeJet Pro 6968 – All in One Printer

HP OfficeJet Pro 6970 – All in One Printer

HP OfficeJet Pro 6975 – All in One Printer

HP OfficeJet Pro 6978 – All in One Printer

As a result, the HP 902XL cartridge is available for all above printers. It can save your money while providing greater compatibility.

Why v4ink only sale HP 902XL Ink Cartridge?

The HP 902XL has a higher capacity than the HP 902, which lasts almost three times longer than the 902 cartridge for only double the price of the 902 cartridge.

V4ink has always been committed to providing users with more cost-effective products. For the above reasons, v4ink only provides HP 902XL High Yield ink cartridge, which is equipped with the most up-to-date version of the chip and work perfectly with all compatible printers, including printers with the latest firmware version(Released in December 2020).

If you are looking for a cartridge that can provide better print quality at a lower price, a high quality compatible HP 902xl cartridge is a good choice. Please Remember that compatible ink cartridges can save you more than 50% compared with the original HP ink cartridge, and will not invalidate the printer warranty.

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Why is HP 902 hard to find?

On Dec 1st 2020, HP upgraded the firmware of 902-909 and 952-959 series printers, and claimed that after upgrading, the previous ink cartridge and third-party ink cartridge could not be used any more.

HP 902, 903, 904, 905, 906xl, 907xl, 908xl and 909xl cartridges may can not be compatible with these HP Officejet printers after December 2020:

Firmware updates have a serious impact on users and the market

For users, the ink cartridge they purchased cannot be used overnight. After firmware upgraded many users found that it’s hard to find HP 902 ink cartridge. It’s hard time for users who use 902-909 and 952-959 series printers, especially under the outbreak of COVID-19.

So they sent out online inquiries to HP, HP reported that users could buy new ink cartridges in HP stores, but the customers didn’t find them actually, and they couldn’t find them on staples, Office Depot, best buy, Wal Mart and Amazon, either. HP did not give a positive response to users’ questions.

For the market, this firmware update caused the printer to refuse to use the previous and third-party ink cartridge, which made great losses to the third-party ink cartridge manufacturers. As a result, thousands of ink cartridges are abandoned, which has an unnecessary negative impact on the environment.

For Hewlett Packard, they have been advocating the use of reusable ink cartridges, and this upgrade goes against their wishes. It not only makes the original ink cartridge unusable, but also causes a great waste of resources, which has an indelible impact on the whole earth and the market.

Using high quality compatible ink cartridges may be the best way to solve this problem

Do you still believe HP’s saying that the third-party ink cartridge can’t be used for the newly upgraded printer? HP’s scam has long been cracked by many third-party consumables companies, such as v4ink.

Some users who use HP 6978 printer for a long time give up HP because they can’t buy HP 902 and buy other brands of printers instead. But there are also some users who bought the latest version of HP 902 from v4ink, which revived their printers.

V4ink HP 902 ink cartridge is made of environment-friendly materials, which is perfectly compatible with your printer. The page output is the same as that of the OEM ink cartridge, and the printing effect is almost as good as that of the OEM ink cartridge. But the price is only half that of the OEM. In the case of HP 902 out of stock in the United States, v4ink can continue to provide users with high-quality HP 902 products to solve their urgent needs.

The comment of the users who use v4ink HP 902

Rnabulsi: V4ink saved my printer!

SN-1132: I can’t find hp 902xl ink anywhere. The covid 19 crisis made me work on home, and printers were essential. Fortunately, I found 902 ink in v4ink, and their printing effect is almost the same as that of HP original, which really surprised me!

RHH23: Found that the ink cartridge of my Officejet Pro 6978 has been recalled. HP doesn’t have any instructions, and the ink cartridge can’t be found on the website. I’m frustrated because I’ve been using my printer for eight years and I use it almost every day. HP has let me down. Until my friends recommended v4ink to me, their 902 ink cartridge can perfectly compatible with my printer, and not as HP said that the printer will be damaged. I really want to recommend v4ink to all my friends.

PhilipBuk: Last week, I received a standard cyan 902 toner cartridge (which I ordered in a short window when it was available at HP stores). Unfortunately, the ink cartridge I received didn’t work properly. I received an “ink cartridge incompatible” error. I called HP support, but it didn’t work. They sent me a replacement cartridge. Hope to receive it by the end of this week. And, hopefully, it will work.

At the same time, I picked up the third-party ink cartridge, hoping it would solve my trouble. At the beginning, it gave me an error prompt of “ink cartridge problem”. I felt very depressed. Later, with the help of after-sales service personnel, the printer was degraded and the new ink cartridge could be used normally. That’s great!

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