Product Reviews (90)
Strengths: Much bigger than the regular size, not much more expensive.
Weakness: Dries up a little over time.
Great cartridge, this is what you need if you get a free printer with Apple during the Back2School sale. Be wary as the ink does dry up over time, so use it quickly.
By amolkold - May 23, 2008
This product really lasts!
good product by HP
By Joeyj on Adorama - Sep 4, 2011
Strengths: Their advertising and web immage!!!!
Weakness: Customer service.
This company does not stand behind their policies,any problems with shipping will be yours to keep and no one ever will answer the phone for customer service. No one.
By joecatone - Nov 3, 2009
Good Quality. Gives more for less.
Strengths: Bigger cartridge. Less cartridge disposal.
Weakness: Often not available at store front (only online).
Great choice if you do a lot of B/W printing. 1) It saves $$ since it's much bigger than its smaller sibling (3 times bigger) but not 3 times the cost. 2) It saves time and the hassle of worrying about low ink and changing cartridges so often. 3) It's green since it does not create as much cartridge disposable.
I recommend it to people who are fed up with buying new cartridges every 2 weeks.
By goyoko - Jun 27, 2008
Strengths: Almost 4x more ink for 2x the price.
This is a great product. It lasts longer than non-HP products. I use it for the HP J6480 All-in-One. I will buy a few at a time and have them on stock.
By chesed - Jul 30, 2008
Don't Buy the Imitations
I thought I'd try one of those cheaper ink cartridges to save some money, and which are advertised all over the internet. BIG MISTAKE!! No matter what their ads tell you that they equal or exceed the manufacturer's specifications, don't believe it. I purchased one black and one color cartridge for my HP printer and both of them quit before I was able to use up all the ink so any savings were lost. The print quality was inferior with intermittent smudging of the ink. Also, the printer after some time didn't recognize the carrtridges and wouldn't print. Lesson learned. I'm back with HP ink cartridges... for good!!
By JoeG38 on HP - Apr 24, 2013
This product is good and long lasting
I do a lot of printing and this product works really well. This product makes professional looking prints and pictures.
By GoGo on HP - Apr 11, 2013
74XL is superior to refills.
By marvie56 on HP - Apr 6, 2013
The cartridge that I received from H P was rejected by my HP printer as not being a legitimate HP cartridge. The printer would not work with it. After several removals and reinsertions, it started working
By Jaque on HP - Apr 3, 2013
EXTRA INK IS GREAT
Love the extra ink ... economical and lasts so long. No smearing, no problems.
By andie44 on HP - Mar 18, 2013
Who could make a better product than HP? No one
By excels187 on HP - Mar 10, 2013
Genuine HP products are the best!
I tried an off brand compatible ink jet cartridge recently, BIG MISTAKE! I will never do that again, a complete waste of money! Stick to genuine original OEM HP ink, it's the best for your HP printer!
By plang on HP - Mar 1, 2013
Ink makes clear copies
the ink works well along with my HP printer to produce clear copies.
By wreaths13 on HP - Feb 28, 2013
Good for the Value
Always performs well and produces roughly the same amount of copies as stated.
By Tonynyc007 on HP - Feb 27, 2013
The smart way to buy
Using the XL lets work longer inbetween changes.
By LP61 on HP - Feb 15, 2013
74XL cartridge died while it was still over half full. Must have been the chip. All contacts looked clean but I cleaned them anyway. I still get the message the cartridge is incompatible. It is an original (not refilled) HP 74XL that worked in the printer for over a year. I don't print much so the cartridge passed the warranty date. In my old printer cartridges worked until they ran out of ink. My old printer even worked with refilled cartridges. This new printer combo (Photosmart C5580 and 74XL) has been a disappointment.
By dizzie on HP - Jan 16, 2013
Very happy with the XL cartridges. They last a long time and are more economical. I have never had a problem with any HP's cartridges. They are very good quality and reliable.
By Sandi47 on HP - Jan 9, 2013
Ease of use
The ink cartridge is very easy to install and last for a good amount of usage.
By PapaRon96 on HP - Jan 5, 2013
Wonderfully long lasting
I have used these XL cartiridges periodically for several years. The only problem I have is that they occasionally seem to slip out of position in my printer when they are less than one-fourth full, so the printer thinks there is no ink cartridge present, and I have to re-insert it.
By Donna5824 on HP - Dec 28, 2012
this product is just what I ordered
The cartridges are working great. Thank you!
By MDavis on HP - Dec 27, 2012
I like not having to replace it all the time
I get much longer life out of this cartridge. Do not have to place orders as often.
By bob72 on HP - Dec 5, 2012
It is so much more convenient to have the XL cartridges. Good quality and less hassle replacing cartridges so often.
By Grannyannie on HP - Nov 9, 2012
no problems with this product
good ink, make creat printed forms, etc.
By genegano on HP - Oct 26, 2012
Product is great and print is nice.
The hp pins and ink and went a long way in my printers and with no problems.
By Sorrel on HP - Sep 29, 2012
Cartridge is easy to install, and a good price for the product, comes in a great package,
By Ben1556 on HP - Aug 29, 2012
The product is awesome!
Not only is it awesome, it's economical as well. Won't buy the small cartridge ever again.
By Neetz on HP - Aug 29, 2012
Shipping was very fast and the cartridges worked great.
By Bill19 on HP - Aug 26, 2012
Last a lot longer than the regular 74 cartridge
It is certainly worth the difference in price from the standard 74 cartridge. You get a lot more copies for the money. I have tried other off brands that claim to give as many copies and they don't even come close and often leak, smudge or dry up early. I will only use HP original Cartridges for that reason.
By djtori on HP - Aug 24, 2012
Recommended highly by my employees for excellent documentation presentation.
By eddyg1927 on HP - Aug 7, 2012
.....a bit pricy but better than refilling old cartridges.
By rangershank on HP - Jul 31, 2012
It's a great product that lasts a long time.
By jcpk on HP - Jul 21, 2012
A timeless product.
I've been using this product for a number of years and would recommend it to anyone using their personal printer. The ink makes the words stand out on the page clearly - no drips or smudges. You get what you pay for - quantity, quality and affordability.
By Red56 on HP - Jul 14, 2012
I can expect clean, clear print.
I especially like the "XL" feature. More pages with out stopping for "Low ink" notices.
By Scasey on HP - Jul 13, 2012
For the price, this toner cartridge excels in providing extending printing, with resolution that is business quality.
By TonyNYC on HP - Jul 9, 2012
The product was exactly what Ineeded and wanted.
Perfect! This product has the capacity I needed and is perfectly compatible with my printer.
By HIWesT on HP - Jun 7, 2012
Ive used multi cartridges before..good product
HP has a great price for the multicartridges for my printer...will always buy from them if the price is right.
By blkmulti on HP - May 31, 2012
large quantity of prints from one cartridge
By resi1952 on HP - May 26, 2012
The C5580 is a trifle aggravating to change ink cartridges. With the xl cartridge it does not become necessary as often and saves money!
By tiredout on HP - May 8, 2012
I have a HP Photosmart C4280 All-in-one and tried the 74 XL. The ink leaked all over my printer and I had a terrible time cleaning it up. Since then, I've used the regular cartridges only and no problem. I'd like to try the XL again because of the savings, but I'm really leary.
By gamma on HP - May 2, 2012
Simply put, there is more value for the money with the longer lasting ink.
By CrabbyLucy on HP - Apr 28, 2012
The 74XL B&W cartridge and the 75XL color cartridge make the best deal for my Photosmart 5280 (I keep a Photo 99 cartridge on the side for the occasional 4 x 6). The black ink is BLACK, even at draft speed. The cartridge nicely keeps track of where I am in the ink cycle so I don't buy a new cartridge too soon. I don't believe in stockpiling inks. I have always used HP inks and now the brisk free shipping to my door by HP is wonderful! Love HP quality and reliability. I have had 3 HP printers over the past 2 decades and each one has been outstanding.
By Photogo on HP - Apr 19, 2012
good option for ink refills
I love the XL option as I print lots of documents and photos. it allows me to go longer between refills.
By jcalland on HP - Apr 14, 2012
74XL HP cartridge has proven to be a great value for our family. To further our savings, we keep our printer properties on fast draft, gray scale, and manual (dual side printing). Together this extends the life of the cartridge and saves us money on printing.
By bg12 on HP - Apr 11, 2012
Keeps me printing
I find the HP cartidges to be the best value for amount printed without problems.
By OkieBob on HP - Apr 5, 2012
XL Black Ink
Easy to install. Prints dark black for a very long time before fading.
By opticsmom on HP - Mar 25, 2012
It really works
I had purchased XL cartridges before but couldn't get them to fit in my printer. When the customer service person told me they were engineered to work in my printer I told him I would try them again. It was like magic. They slip right into place. I was so happy to learn they worked because the regular cartridges don't last long at all. Thanks for you help.
By wjm4554 on HP - Mar 9, 2012
Best Purchase ever.
I have own the HP 5280 printer for several years. When it requires a new ink cartridge, I will purachace a new one. I have tried third party in cartridges; plus all catridge refillls. The only cartridge acceptable is HP.
By Speed on HP - Mar 2, 2012
The Only True Ink Cartridges
I have been very happy using genuine HP cartridges. They give me a great copy and seem to last. I would never recommend anyone use those "cheap" other cartridges.
By Evets on HP - Feb 28, 2012
Great crisp images
With HP black ink cartridges you always get a crisp and clear image every single time, first to last. The XL cartridges are great because they outlast their "little brother" by quite a bit and you're not constantly changing ink.
By tinkysmamamary on HP - Feb 23, 2012
Worth the extra $$
I used the regular 74 black ink but it only lasted for 1 month, i did alot of printing but this one will last me much longer.
By travo on HP - Feb 16, 2012
A good long lasting ink cartridge
Great - an ink cartridge that will last. It should be cupled with a color cartridge and sold for a reasonable price. But it is GREAT to have a black ink that will last!
By James70 on HP - Feb 11, 2012
When nearing the end of the cartridge the printer may say non-compatable cartridge and refuse to print. This only happened once but forced me to order an immediate new cartridge prior to the first being completely empty.
By Shakespeare on HP - Feb 2, 2012
I have purchase my ink always and have been totally satisfied.
By txcountrygal49 on HP - Jan 31, 2012
What more can be said when a product is BEST OF ITS TYPE! I would not try using a inferior or 2nd grade ink in my printer.
By PTJT on HP - Jan 29, 2012
more for your money.
By jimsrbk on HP - Jan 28, 2012
Ink is NOT low, when "Low Ink" warning appears.
I have always said, and will always say that HP has the best printers and inks!!! The only problem I have EVER had with HP products is, the "Low Ink" warning appears, well before the ink is actually low! I don't even pay attention to the warning any more. I don't change the ink cartridge until the ink actually runs out!
By Mumzie on HP - Jan 26, 2012
By kjbrn1 on HP - Jan 18, 2012
Excellent Quality, fast delivery
Again, very fast delivery of product
By Spttrac on HP - Jan 18, 2012
the XL last a long time
I order the Xl-I print a lot and this is the best value for my money
By akbunny24me on HP - Jan 4, 2012
Ordering and receiving ink cartridges
The cartridges were easy to order AND they arrived within 48 hours! Awesome!
By BobP01 on HP - Dec 14, 2011
HP 74XL Black Ink Cartridge
It is much better to use a HP product with my Photosmart printer, I had just used up a store brand and it was just okay. Now I have crisper clearer letters, and the functionality of my printer is as it should be. I can know my ink levels, it's like the communication is better. I'm sold on HP ink products for my printer.
By JFisch on HP - Dec 5, 2011
Quick and timely service.
By Gumbo1 on HP - Nov 17, 2011
Hp delivers again. The 74xl ink cartridge delivers the quality that Hp has become known for. The ink isn't faint like other companies and used or refilled inks. Hp has great offers to on their official website for their products that can be expensive elsewhere.
By DTheShopperDude on HP - Nov 13, 2011
very fast service appreciate free shipping!
By cakie on HP - Oct 27, 2011
Printer and ink the best deal going.
the XL cartridges go on forever. I keep a regular one on hand because I always forget about the ink it last so long. My printer is an all in one and it allows for a lot of different amounts of ink to be used. HP all the way.
By hdotty on HP - Oct 23, 2011
XL Great for money
Have been very pleased with the output from these ink cartridges. The XL gives you more copies for your money.
By ostrichlady on HP - Oct 22, 2011
Best ink product and value.
By akmjohnson on HP - Oct 17, 2011
HP ink online
24 hour delivery, no errors in order, flawless performance of product
By cgd3 on HP - Oct 7, 2011
I am never disappointedd with HP products and service. It is always good quality and fast service. Keep up the good work!
By revkrislyn on HP - Sep 22, 2011
Good Price with Coupions
It's something how they can full the same ink cartrage to get 200 pages and 750 pages..... Humm.....
By Anonymous on HP - Sep 18, 2011
A great deal on cartridges
Good job Ellie!! I appreciated her excellent help in figuring out what was wrong with my printer. She proceeded to run my printer through and realized that it was my black ribbon that needed to be replaced.
By bmss on HP - Sep 16, 2011
You can't lose!
This is by far the smartest way to buy black ink. It lasts a lot longer and works well, way past the 'empty' status. The only problem is that it is hard to tell when you actually will need the next one. That could become a problem as they only cover carthridges for 21 days! So be aware. But do try this if you haven't. I really like the XL color too.
By RoccoB on HP - Sep 12, 2011
good for purchase price
The amount of pages per cartridge (74XL) is worth the extra cost per cartridge virsus the standard size cartridge (74).
By gimpyj on HP - Sep 5, 2011
Always great products!
The reason I continue to order products, specifically my printer ink, from HP.com is because they are the most reliable, have the best prices, and do not charge shipping & handling. I've explored many sites for prices and quality, and always come back to HP.com! I'll just stay here!! Thanks HP!
By oregoncoastgal on HP - Sep 4, 2011
didn't know ink came in xl size, i purchased this item at 2pm received it the following day at 11am
By tonecapone on HP - Sep 2, 2011
This cartridge seems to last forever. I do a lot of printing and the XL is definitelt the bset value for your dollar!
By Tink5851 on HP - Aug 26, 2011
Excellent Large Ink Cartridge
750 pages from one cartridge that I got at a discount equals one great big happy customer!
By Dave687 on HP - Aug 14, 2011
Worth the Price
The extra capacity gives reasonable service life at improved cost. I have reduced printing costs overall using the XL cartridges.
By cbak on HP - Aug 13, 2011
A must to have
I do a lot of printing and this is the product I really need. Very reliable!
By rinkrat on HP - Aug 12, 2011
XL Ink Cartridge
Excellent quality in both longevity and clean/clear ink. Price is very reasonable and love the free shipping!
By Sunshine7 on HP - Aug 11, 2011
Everyone hates to pay for printer ink, but I got it the very next day without extra cost to me!
By redcelings on HP - Aug 5, 2011
There is no way this cartridge has any greater endurance than the rest. At 750 copies per cartridge that means that my cartridge that lasted 6 months printed approximately 125/month...I AM A STAY-HOME MOM! This cartridge is on my printer that I use only for household things and photos... I can say I may have printed 50 photos total... Doesn't add up to me. Overall, six months is a good amount of time for a cartridge to last...I have had other HP cartridges last a year..
By cpttropf on HP - Jun 23, 2011
Not for Photosmart C4580
I have two HP Printers that accept the 74XL as well as the 74. However, the larger size size of the 74XL prevents it from being successfully mounted in the Photosmart C4580. You must use the 74. The color cartridge, 75XL, can be successfully mounted because it is the same size as the 75. This is not mentioned in HP literature that I can find.
By grogers7 on HP - Mar 25, 2011
Not great capacity. For the price it should print many more pages than what I'm seeing..
By rct1 on HP - Jan 30, 2011
Buying this product was not just a good deal. The best deal was the $10 coupon that came with it that I used to purchase a 640GB Pocket Media Drive that was already on sale. It was a great, great win for me buying this product with free overnight shipping, a $10, and knowing that I am buying a genuine product from the manufacturer.
By Moserity on HP - Jan 7, 2011
HP 75XL & 74XL
Excellent product and Absolutly the best buy for ink I have found. I bought my HP printer because the price of the regular ink cartridges was the lowest I could find in a reliable printer. The XLs are a wonderful plus. I print a lot of stuff and these last a very long time. A great money saver!! The cartridges for my previous printer cost me about $38 for a regular black ink cartridge. The color cartridges were sold separately at $15.50 each. The grand total - $84.50. And that was for a regular cartridge! They ran out so quickly, I was constantly buying ink. Compare that with $72 for both the HP 74XL & HP 75XL. Not to mention all the extra pages I can print!!! And, with the special offers, I got 3 XL cartridges, free next day shipping and a $10 e gift card, all for less than $91!!!
By jemsw on HP - Dec 30, 2010
I wouldn't buy any other product. These ink cartridges last a very long time. I used them for school and was required to print a lot of pages. I would recommend them to anyone as well as any HP product. I was actually coming online to purchase another ink cartridge and saw this review section.
By ladyliberty on HP - Oct 10, 2010
It lasted for about 50 pages.
By Jack5003 on HP - Sep 17, 2010
Reliability of HP 74XL
The long term use of this cartridge is impressive. As a high volumn user it is good to get a reliable product which, in many cases, you do not get because most are recycled. After two failures (another supplier) it is wise to use a reliable product which HP seems to be.
By Lakeman on HP - Aug 1, 2010
This cartridge lasts a long while. I use the printer constantly and this is the one to get if you are a heavy printer user. Good quality and a pretty fair price. I am very satisfied.
By HilltopGuy on HP - Jun 27, 2010