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HP 816 and 817 Inkjet Print Cartridges - Specifications

Product name and product number

HP 816 and 817 Inkjet print cartridges are available in China only.
Product name
Product number
HP 816 Inkjet print cartridge, black
HP 817 Inkjet print cartridge, tri-color

HP printer compatibility

HP printers
HP cartridge
HP Deskjet 3538 (China only)
HP 816, HP 817
HP Deskjet 3558 (China only)
HP 816, HP 817
HP Deskjet 3658 (China only)
HP 816, HP 817
HP Deskjet 3668 (China only)
HP 817*
HP PSC 1218 (China only)
HP 816, HP 817
*Used with a standard HP photo cartridge

Ink volume and approximate page count

The actual print cartridge life depends on the printer used, and may vary from cartridge to cartridge. Use the table below as a guideline to determine how many pages the print cartridge will print.
Ink volume
Approximate page count
HP 816
10 ml
220 (based on 5% density)
HP 817
8 ml
190 (based on 15% density)

Print cartridge maintenance

Proper use and handling will provide high print quality and longer print cartridge life. Print at least once a month to keep the nozzles clear and the print cartridges in good working order. The printer automatically primes, cleans, and caps the cartridges to maintain optimum print quality; these operations are not visible to users. Refer to the following table for guidance on storing and handling HP Inkjet print cartridges.
Do Not
Keep the print cartridges sealed in the original packaging until ready to use. Ink can evaporate through the nozzles and the plastic cartridge body, reducing the life of the ink product. Therefore, print cartridges have a longer shelf life when sealed in the packaging.
Do not reapply tape to a print cartridge. Attempting to reapply the tape can cause colors to mix, ruining the cartridge.
After opening the ink product, store the product in the printer in its "home position" (the printer does this automatically) to prevent ink from drying out in the nozzles. This will minimize the risk of contamination with airborne particles.
If a print cartridge must be removed from the printer:
  1. Place the cartridge in an airtight, rigid plastic container. Use the cartridge protector provided with HP photo cartridges, if available, to keep the nozzles from touching the container.
  2. Store the COLOR cartridge with the nozzles DOWN. Store the BLACK cartridge with the nozzles UP.
  3. Seal the container.
  4. Store at room temperature.
Do not allow the nozzles on the bottom of the cartridge to touch the bottom or side of the rigid plastic container. If the nozzles contact the container, the ink colors could mix, or ink could drain out of the cartridge.
Do not re-tape the cartridge.
Do not place the cartridge in a plastic bag.
Turn the printer OFF by pressing the power button. Turning the power OFF directs the printer to cap the cartridge in the service station, which helps prevent ink from drying in the nozzles.
Do not unplug the printer without first turning the printer OFF by pressing the power button. This will leave the cartridge vulnerable to evaporation and dust contamination.
Store the ink product at room temperature. It is not necessary to store this product in a refrigerated environment.
Re-tape the ink product if the tape has been removed or if the ink product is removed from the printer. If the ink product must be removed, store it at room temperature in a rigid sealed plastic container. Note that the proper orientation for this cartridge is nozzles down. Make sure the nozzles on the ink product do not touch the side of the container.
Store the print cartridge at room temperature.
It is not necessary to refrigerate print cartridges.
Store the unopened print cartridge in an upright position.
Do not store the packaged print cartridge on its side or upside-down for long periods of time.

Recommended storage conditions

Operational temperature
Ideal: room temperature (no extremes)
Min: -15 degrees Celsius
Max: 35 degrees Celsius
Storage temperature
Min: -40 degrees Celsius
Max: 60 degrees Celsius
Altitude restrictions
Target: 8,000 feet
Max: 17,000 feet.
The HP 816 and 817 Inkjet print cartridges are not designed to be transported in the printer at high altitudes, such as on an airplane.

Install-before date

Be sure to install and begin using the HP print cartridge before the install-before date on the cartridge package.


Each HP Inkjet print cartridge is warranted to be free from defects in materials and workmanship until the HP print cartridge is depleted or the end-of-warranty date has been reached, whichever occurs first. The end-of-warranty date is printed on the cartridge in the YYYY/MM/DD format, as shown in Figure 1.
Figure : Locating the end-of-warranty date
If the HP print cartridge is defective, contact HP or your retailer before the end-of-warranty date. Warranty does not cover empty, refilled products or products that have been remanufactured, refurbished, misused or tampered with, or products receiving a printer-generated expiration message.






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