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HP 300 Colour Ink Cartridge Review

HP 300 Colour 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 sponges inside are 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 Colour?

This cartridge contains 4ml of ink in total meaning each chamber contains 3ml of cyan, magenta and yellow ink respectively.

How many pages will the HP 300 Colour print?

You can expect to get approximately 165 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.

About the author

I have been involved in the printer industry since I was 18 and have been an employee of Refresh Cartridges since early 2009. I am a dedicated family man, gamer, music fan and friend to all. I write the majority of the content here on Igloo and am responsible for its upkeep.

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