Looking for an inkjet printer that can produce around 1,000 pages a month for the home office? If so, take a look at the HP Deskjet 2050. An all in one, it can print, copy and scan, which will be great for personal users with versatile needs. The only downside really to the unit are probably its slower-than-average speeds of only 20 pages per minute for black-and-white documents and 16 pages per minute when using HP 2050 color ink. Photos take about 60 seconds to be produced. Though that may be a problem for some home office users, most probably won't need speeds that fast if they are only printing one or two pages at a time. However, patience may be needed.
For operation, buyers only need to keep up with two HP 2050 ink cartridges—black and tricolor. The tricolor Deskjet 2050 tank is filled with cyan, magenta and yellow printer ink, and using this nearly every color imaginable will be able to be created. While there is some inconvenience when two-cartridge systems are used, the pros probably outweigh the cons. The problem with systems like this is that buyers have to replace the entire tricolor HP 2050 ink when one color runs out. That means users are usually going to have to waste a little bit of printer ink in order to replace it. In systems that use four or six tanks, users only replace what has run out.
There are two sizes of Deskjet 2050 ink cartridges available—standard capacity and high capacity. The standard black ink will last 190 pages, while the color lasts 165 pages. The high capacity tricolor tanks last 330 pages, and the black high capacity lasts 480 pages. For most, the high capacity inkjet options seem to be a better option because they lower the cost per page.
HP Deskjet 2050 Instructional Video
A video demonstrating the replacement of HP Deskjet 2050 ink cartridges.
HP Deskjet 2050 Instructional Video Transcript
The Deskjet 2050 is a bit more affordable than other models in its series, but it lacks wireless support, connecting only via USB. It still includes excellent printing, scanning, and copying features, and it can print up to 20 pages per minute. Its compact design is also a great fit for the home.
Although the model shown differs in appearance, the process is the same.
Start by making sure the printer is turned on, then raise the top cover from underneath the scanner lid. The cartridge carrier will slide toward the center into view.
Find the HP 2050 ink cartridge you need to replace, then lift the small lid to release it. Lift it up and out of the opening.
Take the new Deskjet 2050 cartridge out of its box, and carefully open and remove the plastic bag. To remove the plastic protector, just squeeze the top and bottom while you pry it away. Lift and pull the tape strip at the bottom to remove that also.
Insert the 2050 ink cartridge into the slot, and close the small lid to lock it down into place. Carefully lower the top cover of the printer to finish the installation process.
You are now ready to resume printing with your HP Deskjet 2050 printer.
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