The HP 61 is a popular two ink cartridge option in the market. Its popularity is centered on its extensive availability and its high compatibility with numerous printers. The HP 61 uses a tri-color and black cartridge which are sold in a standard as well as high-yield size. Do take note that combo packs are also available.
The cartridges come in HP 61 colored or black in two sizes: standard size and HP 61XL black cartridges. Depending on your needs, the standard size comes in handy for someone who prints once in a while. For someone who prints a lot, the HP 61XL black cartridges are the best option.
High-yield cartridges have almost double the ink amount which ascertains you of more prints. For instance, the standard black will yield 180 pages while the tri-color prints 150 pages. On the other hand, the XL Black has a 455-page output while the colored produces 310 pages.
The HP 61 is intended to work exceptionally well with any HP printer to yield high-quality and reliable results. It works well with a couple of printers, with the most common being the Deskjet 1000 series, Deskjet 2540, HP ENVY 5530, and 4500 series.
The Cost of the HP 61 Ink
You will have to invest in a genuine cartridge which tends to be a little pricey. However, you can also use a remanufactured HP 61 cartridge, depending on your budget. Each round is refilled and rebuilt to yield similar results with that of the original HP brand.