If you are cartridge shopping for a new printer or a printer you are not familiar with for the first time, knowing what cartridge your printer works with is incredibly important. Every printer works with a specific printer cartridge series. If you have the wrong series, your printer will not work and you’ll have spent money on a cartridge that you can’t use. Here, we provide a few easy ways to figure out which cartridges work with your machine so you can find the right ink, right away.
Check the printer box
Most printer manufacturers include the printer cartridge series directly on the printer box. In this example, HP included the cartridge name (HP 63 series) on the side and on the flap of the box.
Check the inside of the printer
Most printer manufacturers also include the printer cartridge name on the inside of the printer where you install the cartridges. This can be found in different areas of the machine depending on the design of the printer. If you have the cartridge bay open, the cartridge name should be labeled somewhere within that space.
Consult your printer manual
When in doubt, check the manual. A paper manual should have come along with the printer but if you don’t have that, don’t worry! You can find a free downloadable PDF copy on the printer manufacturer's website, just search for the “printer name” and “manual” on Google and you should be able to find it right away.
Consult the printer manufacturer’s website
Another great place to confirm your cartridge part number is directly on the manufacturer’s website. This option is a bit quicker than searching through your printer manual. Just look up your printer model and check for “supplies” or “related items” on the printer product page. To be extra sure, you can usually find the printer manual on this page too.
Call an ink expert!
Still having trouble finding your printer cartridges? Give LD Products a call! Our team of ink and toner experts know everything about print and would be happy to help. Contact us at 888-321-2552 or email us at email@example.com. We are here for you 6 days a week, M-F 6am-5pm and Saturday 7am-3:30 PST.