How to Replace an Empty Ink Cartridge in the HP ENVY Photo 7120 All-in-One series Printer – an Illustrated Tutorial in 9 Steps


Make sure you purchase the right ink cartridges for your specific printer and printer region or have your old ones refilled. Cartridges are not compatible between different brands, and often not within the same brand. Unlike other inkjet manufacturers, HP often designs its inkjet hardware to use country-specific consumables. When you unbox a new HP inkjet printer and set it up, you install a set of ink tanks that ship with the printer. As you turn on the device and get ready to use it, an initialization sequence localizes it to the country associated with the ink cartridges you installed. HP recommends that you use Original HP ink cartridges.

XL (Extra Large) cartridges cost more but do provide better value in the long run. They will be able to print 2 to 3 times as many pages of a regular cartridge. Our advice is that if you print often, go with XL. However, ink can dry up. So if you are not a frequent printer, go with the regular cartridges.

You can check the estimated ink levels from the printer software or from the printer control panel.
A. To check the estimated ink levels from the printer control panel.
– From the printer control panel, touch or swipe down the tab at the top of the screen to open the Dashboard
– Touch the Ink symbol to check the estimated ink levels.
B. To check the ink levels from the printer software (Windows)
– Open the HP printer software.
– In the printer software, click Estimated Levels at the top of the window.

Ink level warnings and indicators provide estimates for planning purposes only. When you receive a low-ink warning message, consider having a replacement cartridge available to avoid possible printing delays. You do not have to replace the cartridges until the print quality is unacceptable. Use the single-cartridge mode to operate the HP ENVY Photo 7120 All-in-One series with only one cartridge. The single-cartridge mode is initiated when an cartridge is removed from the cartridge carriage. During single-cartridge mode, the printer can copy documents, copy photos, and print jobs from the computer.

Which ink cartridges do I need for my HP ENVY Photo 7120 All-in-One series Printer?

For your US HP ENVY Photo 7120 All-in-One series Printer you need HP 64 Black AND HP 64 Tri-color cartridges (or the HP 64 XL versions). There are also combo packs available, like the HP 64 Black and Tri-Color Original Ink Cartridges, 2 Cartridges.
For your European or UK HP ENVY Photo 7120 All-in-One series Printer you need HP 303 Black AND HP 303 Tri-color cartridges (or the HP 303 XL versions). There are also combo packs available, like the HP Z4B62EE 303 Photo Value Pack, Black and Tri-colour, Pack of 2.

Replace the ink cartridges

1. Press the Power button to turn on the printer, if it is not already turned on.

2. Load unused plain white Letter or A4-sized paper into the input tray.

Remove the empty cartridge
3. Open the cartridge access door by placing two fingers under one or both of the small handles on the sides of the cartridge access door and then lifting it up. Wait until the print cartridge cradle is idle and silent before you continue.

4. Lightly press down on the cartridge to release it, and then pull the cartridge toward you out of its slot. Set it aside for recycling.
– Remove the cartridge from the slot on the left to replace the tri-color cartridge.
– Remove the cartridge from the slot on the right to replace the black cartridge.

Insert the new cartridge
5. Remove the new cartridge from its package. Be careful to only touch the black plastic on the ink cartridge by holding the ink cartridge by its sides.

6. Pull the coloured tab to remove the protective tape from the cartridge.

Do NOT:
– Remove the copper electrical strip.
– Touch the copper-colored contacts or the ink nozzles.
– Replace the protective tape on the contacts.
do not touch contacts

7. Hold the cartridge by its sides with the nozzles toward the printer, and then insert the cartridge into its slot at a slight upward angle. Make sure that the icon on the cartridge matches the icon on the slot.
– Insert the tri-color cartridge into the left slot.
– Insert the black cartridge into the right slot.

8. Repeat steps 5 through 7 to insert the other cartridge, if necessary.

9. Close the cartridge access door. The printer starts an initialization process. It is normal for the printer to make noises during this process.

Align the cartridges

The HP printer software prompts you to align the ink cartridges when you print a document after installing a new ink cartridge.
– Touch OK.
– Wait for the printer to calibrate and align the cartridges. After the alignment is complete, the printer prints an alignment page.
– Load the cartridge alignment sheet print side down on the right front corner of the scanner glass.

Follow the instructions on the printer display to align the cartridges, and then discard or recycle the alignment page.

The alignment page did not print?
If the alignment page did not print automatically, you can align the cartridges manually from the printer software.

– In the printer software, click Print & Scan, and then click Maintain Your Printer to access the Printer Toolbox.
– In Printer Toolbox, click Align Cartridges on the Device Services tab. The printer prints an alignment sheet.

How to Replace an Empty Ink Cartridge in the HP PageWide Pro 452dn series Printer – an Illustrated Tutorial in 8 Steps


Make sure you purchase the right ink cartridges for your specific printer and printer region or have your old ones refilled. Cartridges are not compatible between different brands, and often not within the same brand. Unlike other inkjet manufacturers, HP often designs its inkjet hardware to use country-specific consumables. When you unbox a new HP inkjet printer and set it up, you install a set of ink tanks that ship with the printer. As you turn on the device and get ready to use it, an initialization sequence localizes it to the country associated with the ink cartridges you installed.

HP recommends that you use Original HP ink cartridges. XL or X (Extra Large) cartridges cost more but do provide better value in the long run. The XL/X versions of the cartridges for your HP PageWide Pro 452dn series will be able to print at least three times the pages of a regular A cartridge. Our advice is that if you print often, go with X. However, ink can dry up. So if you are not a frequent printer, go with the regular A cartridges.

You can check the estimated ink levels from the printer software, from the printer control panel and from the Embedded Web Server (EWS).

To check the estimated ink levels from the printer control panel:
– On the control panel home screen, select Cartridge Information (using the “up” or “down” button, if needed), and press OK.
– Select Estimated Levels, and press OK.

Ink level alerts and indicators provide estimates for planning purposes only. When you receive a low-ink alert, consider having a replacement cartridge available to avoid possible printing delays. You do not have to replace the cartridges until you are prompted to do so. HP recommends that you replace any missing cartridges as soon as possible to avoid print quality issues. Also, to prevent print-quality problems, turn off the product by using the power button on the front only. Do not unplug the product, turn off the powerstrip, or use any other method. Never turn off the printer when ink cartridges are missing.

Which ink cartridges do I need for my HP PageWide Pro 452dn series Printer?

For your US HP PageWide Pro 452dn series Printer you need a
HP 972 Black AND 3 color cartridges: HP 972 Cyan, HP 972 Magenta and HP 972 Yellow. Note that regular cartridges are marked with an A behind the cartridge number. XL cartridges have an X behind the number.

For your European or UK HP PageWide Pro 452dn series Printer you need a HP 913 OR HP 973 Black Ink Cartridge. You also need 3 color cartridges: HP 913 OR HP 973 Cyan, HP 913 OR HP 973 Magenta and HP 913 OR HP 973 Yellow. Note that regular cartridges are marked with an A behind the cartridge number. XL cartridges have an X behind the number.

Replace the cartridges

1. Turn the printer on by pressing and releasing the power button, if it is not already turned on. Wait until the product is idle and silent before continuing.

2. Load Letter, A4, or Legal unused plain white paper into the paper tray.

Remove the empty cartridge
3. Open the cartridge access door. Wait until the printer is idle and silent before you continue.

4. Find the cartridge you want to replace. Push the old cartridge inward to unlock and release it.. Now, grasp the edge of the old cartridge and then pull the cartridge straight out to remove it.

Insert new cartridge
5. Remove the new ink cartridge from its packaging. Be careful to touch only the black plastic on the cartridge. Do not touch the metal contacts on the cartridge. Fingerprints on the contacts can cause connection errors.

6. Hold the new cartridge so that the cartridge contacts face the printer. Using the color-coded letters for help, slide the ink cartridge into the empty slot until until it clicks into place and it is securely installed in the slot.

7. Repeat steps 4 through 6 for each ink cartridge you are replacing. Make sure no ink cartridge is sticking out farther than the others. If an ink cartridge is sticking out, push it until it snaps into place.

8. Close the print-carriage access door and wait until the warm-up sequence finishes and your printer is quiet before you proceed.

Align the printhead only if necessary.
The printer automatically aligns the printhead during the initial setup. You might want to use this feature when the printer status page shows streaking or white lines through any of the blocks of color or if you are having print quality issues with your printouts. You can align the printhead from the printer’s control panel.

From the printer control panel:
– On the control panel home screen, select Setup (using the “up” or “down” button, if needed), and press OK.
– Select Tools, and press OK.
– Select Align Printhead, and press OK.

How to Replace an Empty Ink Cartridge in the HP PageWide Pro 552dw series Printer – an Illustrated Tutorial in 8 Steps


Make sure you purchase the right ink cartridges for your specific printer and printer region or have your old ones refilled. Cartridges are not compatible between different brands, and often not within the same brand. Unlike other inkjet manufacturers, HP often designs its inkjet hardware to use country-specific consumables. When you unbox a new HP inkjet printer and set it up, you install a set of ink tanks that ship with the printer. As you turn on the device and get ready to use it, an initialization sequence localizes it to the country associated with the ink cartridges you installed.

HP recommends that you use Original HP ink cartridges. XL or X (Extra Large) cartridges cost more but do provide better value in the long run. The XL/X versions of the cartridges for your HP PageWide Pro 552dw series will be able to print about three times the pages of a regular A cartridge. Our advice is that if you print often, go with X. However, ink can dry up. So if you are not a frequent printer, go with the regular A cartridges. The HP 976 cartridges are marked with an Y behind the number, which means Extra High Yield.

You can check the estimated ink levels from the printer software, from the printer control panel and from the Embedded Web Server (EWS).

To check the estimated ink levels from the printer control panel:
– Open the control panel dashboard (swipe the dashboard tab at the top of any screen downward, or touch the dashboard area on the home screen).
– On the control panel dashboard, touch the Ink Icon (see below) to check the estimated ink levels.

Ink level alerts and indicators provide estimates for planning purposes only. When you receive a low-ink alert, consider having a replacement cartridge available to avoid possible printing delays. You do not have to replace the cartridges until you are prompted to do so. HP recommends that you replace any missing cartridges as soon as possible to avoid print quality issues. Also, to prevent print-quality problems, turn off the product by using the power button on the front only. Do not unplug the product, turn off the powerstrip, or use any other method. Never turn off the printer when ink cartridges are missing.

Which ink cartridges do I need for my HP PageWide Pro 552dw series Printer?

For your US HP PageWide Pro 552dw series Printer you need a
HP 972 Black OR HP 976 Black Ink Cartridge and 3 color cartridges: HP 972 CyanOR HP 976 Cyan , HP 972 Magenta OR HP 976 Magenta and HP 972 Yellow OR HP 976 Yellow. Note that regular cartridges are marked with an A behind the cartridge number. XL cartridges have an X behind the number. The HP 976 cartridges are marked with an Y behind the number, which means Extra High Yield.

For your European or UK HP PageWide Pro 552dw series Printer you need a HP 913 OR HP 973 OR HP 976 Black Ink Cartridge. You also need 3 color cartridges: HP 913 OR HP 973, OR HP 976 Cyan, HP 913 OR HP 973 OR HP 976 Magenta and HP 913 OR HP 973 OR HP 976 Yellow. Note that regular cartridges are marked with an A behind the cartridge number. XL cartridges have an X behind the number. The HP 976 cartridges are marked with an Y behind the number, which means Extra High Yield.

Replace the cartridges

1. Turn the printer on by pressing and releasing the power button, if it is not already turned on. Wait until the product is idle and silent before continuing.

2. Load Letter, A4, or Legal unused plain white paper into the paper tray.

Remove the empty cartridge
3. Open the cartridge access door. Wait until the printer is idle and silent before you continue.

4. Find the cartridge you want to replace. Push the old cartridge inward to unlock and release it.. Now, grasp the edge of the old cartridge and then pull the cartridge straight out to remove it.

Insert new cartridge
5. Remove the new ink cartridge from its packaging. Be careful to touch only the black plastic on the cartridge. Do not touch the metal contacts on the cartridge. Fingerprints on the contacts can cause connection errors.

6. Hold the new cartridge so that the cartridge contacts face the printer. Using the color-coded letters for help, slide the ink cartridge into the empty slot until until it clicks into place and it is securely installed in the slot.

7. Repeat steps 4 through 6 for each ink cartridge you are replacing. Make sure no ink cartridge is sticking out farther than the others. If an ink cartridge is sticking out, push it until it snaps into place.

8. Close the print-carriage access door and wait until the warm-up sequence finishes and your printer is quiet before you proceed.

Align the printhead only if necessary.
The printer automatically aligns the printhead during the initial setup. You might want to use this feature when the printer status page shows streaking or white lines through any of the blocks of color or if you are having print quality issues with your printouts. You can align the printhead from the printer’s control panel.

From the printer control panel:
– Open the control panel dashboard (swipe the dashboard tab at the top of any screen downward, or touch the dashboard area on the home screen).
– On the control panel dashboard, touch the setup icon (gear).

– Touch Printer Maintenance, and then touch Align Printhead.