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HP 300 Black Ink Cartridge Review

HP 300 Black Ink Cartridge Review

This cartridge is a standard capacity unit supplied with a variety of printers and many people don’t realise there are any alternatives when it comes to buying replacements. However this cartridge contains much less ink than the HP 300XL cartridge also available for all compatible printers. In fact if you open up the cartridge (as demonstrated in the video below) the sponge inside is very small and fills less than half of the cartridge meaning even if you decide to refill the cartridge yourself it is still restricted.

How much ink is in the HP 300 Black?

This cartridge contains 4ml of black ink.

How many pages will the HP 300 Black print?

You can expect to get approximately 200 pages from this cartridge if you are printing with an average page coverage of 5%. However in reality it is likely to be less than this as 5% is a pretty light coverage for an average user.

For more on page coverage please check out our article on the subject here.

What are your thoughts on this cartridge?

As all machines that accept this cartridge will also take the HP 300XL that contains more ink it should always be more cost effective to shell out a little extra for the high capacity alternative. Those looking to save a little more should bear in mind these cartridges can also refilled or remanufactured.

What printers is this cartridge compatible with?

HP Deskjet D1600
HP Deskjet D1660
HP Deskjet D1663
HP DeskJet D2500
HP Deskjet D2560
HP Deskjet D2563
HP DeskJet D2660
HP Deskjet D5560
HP DeskJet F2400
HP Deskjet F2420
HP DeskJet F2480
HP DeskJet F2488
HP DeskJet F2492
HP DeskJet F4210
HP DeskJet F4213
HP Deskjet F4240
HP Deskjet F4272
HP Deskjet F4275
HP Deskjet F4280
HP Deskjet F4283
HP Deskjet F4288
HP Deskjet F4500
HP DeskJet F4580
HP DeskJet F4583
HP Photosmart C4610
HP Photosmart C4640
HP Photosmart C4650
HP Photosmart C4670
HP Photosmart C4680
HP Photosmart C4683
HP Photosmart C4685
HP Photosmart C4688
HP Photosmart C4740
HP Photosmart C4780
HP Photosmart C4783
HP Photosmart C4788
HP Photosmart C4795
HP Photosmart C4798
HP Photosmart Envy 100 e-All-in-One
HP Photosmart Envy 110 e-All-in-One

If you have anything to say about this cartridge please do so in comments below.

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  1. Catalin Radu

    Hello Matthew,
    I want to ask you if you can help me regarding on a hp 300 black cartridge on a 3050 printer.
    I just refilled the cartridge and now i can not make any copy I can only print from the computer,
    can you tell me how I can reset the printer to be able to do also copies?

  2. Catalin Radu

    Hello ,
    I just made a comment a few minutes ago , and now i just realized that i post it in the wrong section ,
    my msg it should be post it in the section Refilling Hewlett Packard HP 301 & HP 301XL Colour (because my ink cartridge is 301, not 300 as written.
    thank you

    1. RefreshCarts

      If you are able to print from the PC I can see no reason why your printer would stop you from doing a copy. Are you getting any specific error messages? What is happening when you are pressing the Black/Colour copy buttons?

      1. RefreshCarts

        As far as I am aware the pressing of the power button while “Without Cleaning” is up is the crucial part. If a test page is not printing for some reason (and the printer is definitely loaded with paper and otherwise ready to print) I would suggest continuing with the rest of the guide and seeing if that helps.

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