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HP Black and Colour Ink Cartridge Symbols. Which is Which?

HP Black and Colour Ink Cartridge Symbols. Which is Which?

When replacing ink cartridges in you Hewlett Packard printer, occasionally the original or remanufactured HP ink cartridge will not be recognised. The most common Ink Cartridge Problem errors being ““The Following Ink Cartridge must be replaced” or “Remove and reinstall the indicated ink cartridge”. Whilst this can normally be resolved with some simple troubleshooting, it can be difficult to determine which cartridge your printer has a problem with.

These symbols are utilised when reporting a variety of errors and we have produced individual articles offering guidance for the 901, 901XL, 300, 300XL, 301, 301XL, 62 and 62XL inks previously. We have collected these below and also included the HP 350, 350XL, 351 and 351XL too.

Black Cartridges

Tri-Colour Cartridges

What if I don’t have a two cartridge printer?

A few cartridge ranges (like the incredibly popular HP 364 range) have also used symbols to indicate colour. Whilst the symbol is easily identified for cyan, magenta and yellow cartridges, the presence of two black inks in some machines can cause confusion.

Below we have identified the two symbols for the HP 364 and 364XL ink cartridge and labelled accordingly.

We have aimed to cover all of the most popular cartridge ranges available at the time of writing. If however there is another range that you would like to enquire about, please get in touch via any of our social media platforms.

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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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