How to Put Ink in a HP Printer Like a Pro ? (Step-by-Step Guide)

With the help of this guide you can easily learn “How to put ink in a HP Printer?”.

Sometimes small tasks sound complicated, and we think only an expert can handle them. Well it is not true we will show you the easiest way to put ink in your HP Printer.

However, it is such a simple thing that once you learn the steps that are pretty understandable, you will never need to Google it again.

Note : Irrespective of the device model you have, the basic steps are generic. Majorly the dissimilarities are on the part of the cartridge location and the color of the plastic pull tape.

Take a look at the process below, and you can realize how simple it is.

How to put ink in HP Printer?

We have mentioned two series of Printer list below you can follow the steps as per your printer Model name.

Printer Series 1

Kindly check the model name from the chart below and follow the steps as laid down

HP Deskjet 1000Deskjet Ink Advantage 2010
HP Deskjet 2000
HP Deskjet 3000
  • Switch ON your printer and lift the paper tray.
switch on your paper and lift the paper tray
  • Now lower the output tray and pull out the extender tray.
  • Slide the paper width guide to its outmost location.
  • Load a new A4 paper into the tray and slide the paper width guide to the right to adjust the edge of the paper.
  • Carefully open the print cartridge door and wait for the carriage to move at the center.
open print cartridge door from hp printer
  • Now once you see the ink cartridges carefully press down on the ink cartridge you want to replace and pull out of its slot. Black Ink Cartridge is placed at right and tri color is placed in left corner.
remove ink from hp printer
  • Remove the new ink cartridge from the packet and also remove the black plastic protective tape from the new ink cartridge.
open new ink cartridge and remove the protective plastic for hp printer
  • Slide the new ink cartridge to its slot until it snaps firmly to its place.
slide new ink cartridge in hp printer
  • Close the ink cartridge door.
close the ink cartridge door of hp printer

Important Note: Do not touch the copper contacts placed at the ink cartridges. The tri color ink cartridges goes in left slot and the black ink cartridge goes to right of the slot.

do not touch the copper contacts of new hp print cartridge

Printer Series 2

Kindly check your Model no from the chart below for Replacing the Ink Cartridges of HP Deskjet Ink Advantage, HP Envy and HP Office Jet and then follow the procedure to replace the Ink Cartridge:

HP DeskJet Ink Advantage 4535 All-in-One printerHP ENVY 4511 All-in-One printerHP OfficeJet 4650 All-in-One printer
HP DeskJet Ink Advantage 4536 All-in-One printerHP ENVY 4512 All-in-One printerHP OfficeJet 4652 All-in-One printer
HP DeskJet Ink Advantage 4538 All-in-One printerHP ENVY 4513 All-in-One printerHP OfficeJet 4654 All-in-One printer
HP DeskJet Ink Advantage 4675 All-in-One printerHP ENVY 4516 All-in-One printerHP OfficeJet 4655 All-in-One printer
HP DeskJet Ink Advantage 4676 All-in-One printerHP ENVY 4520 All-in-One printerHP OfficeJet 4656 All-in-One printer
HP DeskJet Ink Advantage 4678 All-in-One printerHP ENVY 4521 All-in-One printerHP OfficeJet 4657 All-in-One printer
HP ENVY 4522 All-in-One printerHP OfficeJet 4658 All-in-One printer
HP ENVY 4523 All-in-One printer
HP ENVY 4524 All-in-One printer
HP ENVY 4525 All-in-One printer
HP ENVY 4526 All-in-One printer
HP ENVY 4527 All-in-One printer
HP ENVY 4528 All-in-One printer
  • The first step is to turn on your HP Printer (Black Button) via printer control panel.
turn on hp printer
  • Load the Printer with plain A4 white paper.
load the hp printer with a4 paper
  • Cautiously open the cartridge access door of your HP Printer, the carriage will move to the center of the printer.
  • Wait for the carriage to be idle and silent before proceeding.
  • To remove the standard Cartridge carefully lift the lid on the Ink Cartridge slot.
remove the ink cartridge of hp printer by lifting the button
  • Pull the Old Ink Cartridge from the slot, and open the new Ink Cartridge from its packaging.
  • Without touching the Copper colored contacts or the ink nozzles remove the plastic tape from the New Ink Cartridge.
  • Hold the New Ink Cartridge at a slight upward angle from its sides and place the same in the slot and close the lid of the Ink Cartridge slot.
  • Repeat the same process for other ink cartridges if required.
  • Now close the Ink Cartridge access door after you have install the new Ink Cartridges.
close the hp printer cartridge door
  • Your printer will automatically print an alignment page, wait for the alignment page to fully eject from the printer
  • Lift the scanner lid of your printer and place the alignment page with the print side down on the scanner glass.
lift the scanner lid and allign the paper on hp printer
  • Close the scanner lid and touch OK, your printer will align the ink cartridges.
close the lid and press ok on hp printer

Also Read : How to Fix HP Printer In Error State ?

How to put a toner cartridge into a LaserJet HP printer?

Putting ink into a laser HP printer is similar but slightly different to the ink printer that you will notice while reading the process below.

Here also, you need to follow only five steps.

  • Step 1 – Lift the scanner lid of the printer, then the top cover, and wait until it takes its place.
  • Step 2 – Now, pull out the cartridge. Use its handle and slide it upwards until you remove it.
  • Step 3 – Open the new toner cartridge; you need to pull the release tab on the packaging.
  • Step 4 – Hold the cartridge firmly from its handle and put it inside the printer while taking care of the alignment with the tracks in the device. Make sure it is placed in the right spot.
  • Step 5 – Finally, lower the top cover and the scanner on the printer.

The process explained above is quite basic, and slight differences may exist in varied model types. It is child’s play, and you can learn it in a fraction of a second.             

Meanwhile you can also refer to the official page to change the process of Toner Cartridge for a HP LaserJet Printer. 

How to put ink cartridge in HP Printer Envy 6000?

Before you get anxious about the process, recall that you are dealing with the same brand irrespective of the model.

There is nothing to be worried about, every model has some decided but simple steps to put ink in it.

Let us learn how to put an ink cartridge in a HP printer envy 6000 as mentioned below:

  • Step 1 – Lift the access door on the top of the printer. You do not need any tool to open the lid; simply open it with your hands.
  • Step 2 – The printer will indicate through an amber light which cartridge you need to change i.e black cartridge or color cartridge.
  • Step 3 – Remove the new cartridge from its packaging, and do not forget to remove the orange tape before putting it into the printer.
  • Step 4 – Lift the lid of the related cartridge chamber in the printer, insert the cartridge and close the lid. Repeat the process for another cartridge if replacing the other one.
  • Step 5 – Put down the access door and then print an alignment page to ensure the newly installed cartridge is giving the proper print.

Also Check – Why Is My HP Printer Not Working After Replacing The Ink Cartridges ?

How to put ink in a HP printer Deskjet 2700?

Here you are dealing with a simpler model of HP printers which is an old but quite efficient model known for its durability, efficiency, and accuracy.

  • Step 1 – Switch on your printer and load paper tray with some sheets at the back of the printer. Also, open the output tray at the front of the device. After the cartridge installation, you will need to take an alignment print to see whether the installation is done correctly. Why not load the papers already?
  • Step 2 – Open the packaging of ink cartridges carefully from a scissor or anything handy without giving any scratch to the cartridge.
  • Step 3 – Now remove the orange color protective tape at the bottom of the cartridge.
  • Step 4 – Open the access door to the ink cartridge chamber. The ink chambers will automatically move forward and backward and stop in the middle of the track in a few seconds.
  • Step 5 – Once the ink cartridge chambers stop in the middle, push the new cartridge inside the printer and move it upwards a little to set it in the right place. It will get locked automatically.
  • Step 6 – Now close the access door and give an alignment print.
  • Step 7 – Once the printed paper comes out, open the top lid where you scan the documents. Keep the printed side of the printed paper downwards and press the ‘copy’ button on the printer.

The above seven steps will install and also prove that you have installed the new ink cartridge properly.

How to put ink in a HP Deskjet printer 3700?

Quite a popular model, HP Deskjet 3700 is known for its user-friendliness, and like other models of the brand, it also has an understandable installation process.

Let us take a look –

  • Step 1 – Put the printer on an even surface and turn on the power button.
  • Step 2 – After turning it on, the printer will make some noise for a few seconds. When the noise stops, open the cartridge access door.
  • Step 3 – Take out the new cartridge from its packaging carefully.
  • Step 4 – Remove the protective tape on the cartridge but make sure you do not touch the ink nozzles or copper-colored contacts.
  • Step 5 – Now carefully put the cartridge inside the corresponding chamber and push it slightly upwards. Don’t forget to keep the copper-colored contacts should be at the back or towards the chamber wall.
  • Step 6 – Slide the cartridge inside the chamber and press firmly until it fits into the space with a ‘click’ sound.
  • Step 7 – Repeat the same process of six stages for installing cartridges for more colors.

How to remove the ink cartridge from a HP printer Deskjet 2700?

The process is just the reverse of installation for removing the ink cartridge. No need to get confused because the procedure is simple, and you can complete it without any help from others.

  • Step 1 – Turn on the printer.
  • Step 2 – Open the ink cartridge access door, and the ink chambers will automatically move forth and back and finally stop in the middle spot.
  • Step 3 – Wait until the noise stops and the printer is silent.
  • Step 4 – Cautiously press down the ink cartridge that you want to remove, and it will release from the chamber; now, you can take it out.

In just a few seconds and you can complete the steps to remove the ink cartridge from a HP printer Deskjet 2700.

Was it difficult? Certainly no. You can even do it while playing a video game and booking a hotel room for next weekend’s getaway.  


After reading the above step, you can confidently conclude whether you have an ink-based (any model) or a laser HP printer; changing ink is not difficult.

You do not need to call any professional for the simple work; only a few minutes are sufficient to change the ink and start printing immediately.

First, understand the difference between the ink and laser HP printers, then follow the related steps. It should not take more than 10 minutes for both printer types to complete the installation.

Do check some Frequent Questions below.

Frequently Asked Question’s (FAQ’s)

Do HP printers use pigment ink or dye?

HP uses both, but dye-based ink is usually used for photo printing purposes, and pigment-based ink is considered better for printing texts.

Can I use dye ink in my HP pigment printer?

No, it is not advisable to change the ink type because the mechanism of both the dye-based and pigment-based printers works according to the kind of dye.

Dye-based HP printer or laser HP printer? Which one is better for domestic use?

You can use both; however, dye-based are more in domestic use. Laser hp printers can print faster and more papers in a short time. Usually, commercial organizations use them more as they need more prints in a short time on a regular basis.

How will I know my HP printer ink cartridge is empty?

It is quite simple because all the HP printers have some sort of indication. They show ink or toner level. You need to look for the cartridge icon, ink-drop icon, or level indicator.

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