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HP 88 Printhead (Black and Yellow)

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HP HP 88 Printhead (Black and Yellow)

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The black and yellow HP 88 Printhead is designed to work together with HP 88 inks to produce prints with crisp black text, vibrant color, and pinpoint accuracy even at fast print speeds. HP Smart Printing technology ensures reliable, consistent results by making automatic adjustments that optimize print quality. The printhead is designed for the following models:

  • Officejet Pro L7480 All-in-One Printer
  • Officejet Pro K550dtn Color Printer
  • Officejet Pro K550 Color Printer
  • Officejet Pro K550dtwn Color Printer
  • Officejet Pro K5400 Printer
  • Officejet Pro K5400tn Printer
  • Officejet Pro K5400dtn Printer
  • Officejet Pro K5400dn Printer
  • Officejet Pro L7550 All-in-One Printer
  • Officejet Pro L7590 All-in-One Printer
  • Officejet Pro L7580 All-in-One Printer
  • Officejet Pro L7680 All-in-One Printer
  • Officejet Pro L7650 All-in-One Printer
  • Officejet Pro L7780 All-in-One Printer
  • Officejet Pro L7750 Color All-in-One Printer
  • Officejet Pro K8600dn Printer
  • Officejet Pro K8600 Printer

Produce consistent, high-quality results, even at fast print speeds
The HP 88 printhead incorporates 2112 ink nozzles capable of producing 9.0 pl ink droplets, for clear and sharp text and graphics
HP reliability means low maintenance, trouble-free printing to save time and increase your productivity
Color Black and Yellow
Ink Droplet Size 6.0 pl
Compatible Printers Officejet Pro L7480 All-in-One Printer
Officejet Pro K550dtn Color Printer
Officejet Pro K550 Color Printer
Officejet Pro K550dtwn Color Printer
Officejet Pro K5400 Printer
Officejet Pro K5400tn Printer
Officejet Pro K5400dtn Printer
Officejet Pro K5400dn Printer
Officejet Pro L7550 All-in-One Printer
Officejet Pro L7590 All-in-One Printer
Officejet Pro L7580 All-in-One Printer
Officejet Pro L7680 All-in-One Printer
Officejet Pro L7650 All-in-One Printer
Officejet Pro L7780 All-in-One Printer
Officejet Pro L7750 Color All-in-One Printer
Officejet Pro K8600dn Printer
Officejet Pro K8600 Printer
Temperature / Humidity Operating Temperature: 41 to 104°F (5 to 40°C)
Storage Temperature: 41 to 104°F (5 to 40°C)
Operating Humidity: 20 to 80%
Storage Humidity: 20 to 80%

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HP 88 Printhead (Black and Yellow)
 
4.6

(based on 28 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to replace (21)
  • Clean replacement (14)
  • Sharp tones & colors (10)
  • Long cartridge life (7)
  • Long lasting color (5)

Cons

  • Too expensive (5)

Best Uses

  • Everyday documents (15)
  • Photos (11)
  • Graphics & charts (10)
  • Professional documents (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Frequent user (18), Heavy duty user (4), Infrequent user (4)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (20), Business (8)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Solved an Issue, But...

My HP printer said that the printheads were OK, but I was getting bands of missing black ink which repeated cleaning would not resolve. B&H did a great job shipping quickly and...Read complete review

My HP printer said that the printheads were OK, but I was getting bands of missing black ink which repeated cleaning would not resolve. B&H did a great job shipping quickly and packaging properly, and having competitive prices. I installed the new printhead according to the directions and the banding problem went away - for 1 printout. Then the printer said I had a faulty printhead. I pulled the printhead out and found that the contacts of the printhead were coated with a waxy substance. I wiped that off, reinstalled the printhead and now it works OK. I docked one star for the dirty printhead contacts. I had removed the printhead from the HP sealed package and immediately installed it, so the contamination was on it prior to sealing the package. The instructions don't say anything about cleaning the contacts prior to installation.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not using HP again - was loyal customer

Machine was 3 years old HP says "cannot not fix such an old machine, truthfully do not waste/bother putting print head in". I wasted over $100 on ink trying...Read complete review

Machine was 3 years old HP says "cannot not fix such an old machine, truthfully do not waste/bother putting print head in". I wasted over $100 on ink trying to get my printer with under 1500 sheet usage to work. Feel very burned. The one star is because they did have a recycle program so sent both this and prior 11x17 format printers back for recycle/taking apart responsibly. Othwise No STARS.

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5.0

Genuine HP 88 Printhead Black and Yellow

By Bob

from Decatur, GA

About Me Frequent User

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Clean Replacement
  • Dries Quickly
  • Easy to Replace
  • Long Cartridge Life
  • Long Lasting Color
  • Sharp Tones & Colors

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday documents
    • Graphics & Charts
    • Professional Documents

    Comments about HP 88 Printhead (Black and Yellow):

    I purchased this printhead to replace the one which has been in service in my HP OfficeJet Pro L7650 series All-In-One printer since July 21, 2007. This is a genuine HP part manufactured in Thailand. It worked perfectly. Quick shipping from B&H as always. I have never had any problems with items I have purchased from B&H.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal

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    5.0

    Color again!

    By Evelyn

    from Meridian, Idaho

    About Me Frequent User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clean Replacement
    • Easy to Replace

    Cons

    • Have no cons at this time

    Best Uses

    • Everyday documents
    • Home use
    • Photos

    Comments about HP 88 Printhead (Black and Yellow):

    I am happy with these new color print heads... I now have all colors now instead of just black and pink....

    • Primary use:
    • Personal

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    3.0

    Seemed to work but still errors

    By Andy

    from Santa Fe, NM

    About Me Frequent User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Replace

    Cons

    • Too Expensive

    Best Uses

      Comments about HP 88 Printhead (Black and Yellow):

      This printhead might be fine, but it didn't solve the "printhead error" message on our printer. Worked OK a few times, and then error message returned. Very expensive experiment!

      • Primary use:
      • Personal

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      5.0

      Great Service and Quality Product

      By Writer

      from Texas

      About Me Infrequent User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Awesome Customer Care
      • Easy to Replace
      • Great Service
      • Quality product

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday documents
        • Graphics & Charts
        • Photos
        • Professional Documents

        Comments about HP 88 Printhead (Black and Yellow):

        I am so pleased with the ease of this site and the care taken to get the product to me quickly and safely. I am impressed by the care taken by the packer of my print-head so that it arrived intact and a day earlier than expected. It works perfectly and I will purchase my print-heads from your company again because I also like the price-tag. Thank you so much for the opportunity to provide feedback on your job well done.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal

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        5.0

        Great Product!

        By KevinD

        from New Orleans

        About Me Frequent User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clean Replacement
        • Easy to Replace
        • Long Cartridge Life
        • Long Lasting Color
        • Sharp Tones & Colors

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday documents
          • Graphics & Charts
          • Photos

          Comments about HP 88 Printhead (Black and Yellow):

          The HP 88 print head is easy to install and makes all of the difference in printing color photos. I have used my printer for seven years to print photos. Replacing the print heads is like obtaining a new printer.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

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          4.0

          Solved an Issue, But...

          By KNCUDA

          from Novi, MI

          About Me Infrequent User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about HP 88 Printhead (Black and Yellow):

                My HP printer said that the printheads were OK, but I was getting bands of missing black ink which repeated cleaning would not resolve. B&H did a great job shipping quickly and packaging properly, and having competitive prices. I installed the new printhead according to the directions and the banding problem went away - for 1 printout. Then the printer said I had a faulty printhead. I pulled the printhead out and found that the contacts of the printhead were coated with a waxy substance. I wiped that off, reinstalled the printhead and now it works OK. I docked one star for the dirty printhead contacts. I had removed the printhead from the HP sealed package and immediately installed it, so the contamination was on it prior to sealing the package. The instructions don't say anything about cleaning the contacts prior to installation.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal

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                5.0

                It worked!

                By Will

                from NYC, NY

                About Me Infrequent User

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about HP 88 Printhead (Black and Yellow):

                      Good price and fast delivery.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal

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                      5.0

                      Great printhead for a great printer

                      By Jersey Printer

                      from NJ

                      About Me Frequent User

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy to Replace
                      • Sharp Tones & Colors

                      Cons

                      • None

                      Best Uses

                      • Everyday documents
                      • Graphics & Charts
                      • Photos
                      • Professional Documents

                      Comments about HP 88 Printhead (Black and Yellow):

                      got this for the best price and service i could have asked for from B&H... the unit itself is a perfect fit, as expected and i am back in business printing to my hearts content.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal

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                      5.0

                      Excellent products and quick delivery

                      By monkeyquant

                      from Warminster, PA

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Clean Replacement
                      • Dries Quickly
                      • Easy to Replace
                      • Long Cartridge Life
                      • Sharp Tones & Colors

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about HP 88 Printhead (Black and Yellow):

                          I used this product for homeschooling ...

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal

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                          2.0

                          A costly necessity for a hp printer

                          By Frustrated printer owner

                          from San Antonio, TX

                          About Me Frequent User

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy to Replace

                          Cons

                          • Product may be defectve

                          Best Uses

                          • Everyday documents

                          Comments about HP 88 Printhead (Black and Yellow):

                          Bought this product but once it was installed the black printing did not improve. So now I have a printer with a new black ink cartridge and new printhead costing over [$] and still can't print legible black copies.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal

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                          1.0

                          Not using HP again - was loyal customer

                          By Ellen

                          from San rafael, Ca

                          About Me Infrequent User

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about HP 88 Printhead (Black and Yellow):

                                Machine was 3 years old HP says "cannot not fix such an old machine, truthfully do not waste/bother putting print head in". I wasted over $100 on ink trying to get my printer with under 1500 sheet usage to work. Feel very burned. The one star is because they did have a recycle program so sent both this and prior 11x17 format printers back for recycle/taking apart responsibly. Othwise No STARS.

                                • Primary use:
                                • Business

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                                5.0

                                Perfect

                                By Jeff

                                from Glen Arm, MD

                                About Me Frequent User

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Clean Replacement
                                • Easy to Replace

                                Cons

                                • Too Expensive

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about HP 88 Printhead (Black and Yellow):

                                  Brand new replacement print head worked fine. Very fast delivery also.

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Personal

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                                  5.0

                                  Works perfectly.

                                  By Linda

                                  from Arizona

                                  About Me Frequent User

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Clean Replacement
                                  • Easy to Replace
                                  • Sharp Tones & Colors

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about HP 88 Printhead (Black and Yellow):

                                      Product is easy to install and worked perfectly immediately. B&H delived it quickly and was the best price I found. No complaints at all.

                                      • Primary use:
                                      • Personal

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                                      5.0

                                      Just what I needed

                                      By Kurt Baby

                                      from Southwest Florida

                                      About Me Frequent User

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Clean Replacement
                                      • Dries Quickly
                                      • Easy to Replace
                                      • Long Cartridge Life
                                      • Long Lasting Color
                                      • Sharp Tones & Colors

                                      Cons

                                      • Too Expensive

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Everyday documents
                                      • Graphics & Charts
                                      • Photos
                                      • Professional Documents

                                      Comments about HP 88 Printhead (Black and Yellow):

                                      No comments. Just needed to replace printhead.

                                      • Primary use:
                                      • Business

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                                      5.0

                                      Very good product!

                                      By Happy User

                                      from Irvine, California

                                      About Me Frequent User

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Clean Replacement
                                      • Easy to Replace
                                      • Sharp Tones & Colors

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Everyday documents
                                        • Graphics & Charts
                                        • Photos
                                        • Professional Documents

                                        Comments about HP 88 Printhead (Black and Yellow):

                                        I love this product very much, easy to install and help me to save a lot of money.

                                        • Primary use:
                                        • Personal

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                                        4.0

                                        good price, worked fine

                                        By sparky

                                        from metuchen, NJ

                                        About Me Frequent User

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Clean Replacement
                                        • Easy to Replace

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Everyday documents

                                          Comments about HP 88 Printhead (Black and Yellow):

                                          easy to install/worked fine

                                          • Primary use:
                                          • Business

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                                          5.0

                                          I would buy this product again

                                          By Tony

                                          from Bemidji, MN

                                          About Me Frequent User

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                                Comments about HP 88 Printhead (Black and Yellow):

                                                [...] it cured my problem. HP Wanted me to get a new copy machine but it was only a 1 1/2 years old. It now works like new again. Thanks

                                                • Primary use:
                                                • Personal

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                                                5.0

                                                Saved...Frustration gone

                                                By Ro

                                                from Everett, MA

                                                About Me Frequent User

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Easy to Replace
                                                • Sharp Tones & Colors

                                                Cons

                                                • Too Expensive

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Everyday documents
                                                • Graphics & Charts
                                                • Photos
                                                • Professional Documents

                                                Comments about HP 88 Printhead (Black and Yellow):

                                                Needed to get very important documents out and found my printer not working. After trying several things I found that my Printhead was bad--even though the printers diagnostic said it was good. [...]

                                                • Primary use:
                                                • Business

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                                                5.0

                                                HP Printer printer replacement

                                                By Joma

                                                from Charlotte, NC

                                                About Me Frequent User

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                      Comments about HP 88 Printhead (Black and Yellow):

                                                      Printhead replacement[...] solved my printer problem. Not much discount in price,but hey....it worked.

                                                      • Primary use:
                                                      • Business

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                                                      5.0

                                                      Oem Is Best

                                                      By Mike

                                                      from So. Cal

                                                      About Me Frequent User

                                                      Verified Buyer

                                                      Pros

                                                      • Easy to Replace
                                                      • Long Lasting Color

                                                      Cons

                                                        Best Uses

                                                        • Everyday documents
                                                        • Graphics & Charts

                                                        Comments about HP 88 Printhead (Black and Yellow):

                                                        No Problems With Oem Products

                                                        • Primary use:
                                                        • Personal

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