Cleaning the printhead in a HP Photosmart Plus B210a (Gentle)
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Ink Cartridges ¶
Note: This printer requires next generation ink cartridges. If you have older cartridges, you will need a new chip or cartridge.
This printer uses either HP 564 or 564XL ink tanks and is compatible with both the standard and high capacity ink tanks.
The printer gets ~750/color and ~550/black on the XL inks and ~300/color and ~250/black.
Note: Your mileage will vary based on what you print, so keep this in mind when looking at the yield of either the Standard and XL ink cartridges.
Aftermarket cartridges for printers that use the HP 564 ink cartridges are widely available and easy to find. They are just as good, if not better then OEM cartridges for this printer at this point in time as well. These are fine if you use the printer for basic tasks, but are not ideal for photo printing. Some remanfactured ink cartridges use chips from "empty" cartridges, so you may not be able to track the ink levels in the cartridges themselves with non OEM ink cartridges.
Quick shopping links (other stores sell cartridges as well)
Genuine ink: HP
Photo printing ¶
While this printer supports photo printing and even has a tray dedicated to photo paper, it is only a 4 color printer and lacks Photo Black. This means you don't need a 5th cartridge, but does affect your color palette somewhat. If you don't use it for photos a lot you may be able to get away with this but this printer is not good for professional prints for this reason.