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HP Color LaserJet Printers - Life Expectancy and Part Numbers of Printer Consumables, a Quick Reference Guide

Introduction

The average life of the supplies and consumable parts for the following HP Color LaserJet printers are detailed in this document.
  • HP Color LaserJet 1500 series printers
  • HP Color LaserJet 2500/2550 series printers
  • HP Color LaserJet 3500/3700 series printers
  • HP Color LaserJet 4500/4550 series printers
  • HP Color LaserJet 4600/4650 series printers
  • HP Color LaserJet 5500 series printers
  • HP Color LaserJet 8500/8550 series printers
  • HP Color LaserJet 9500 series printers
Hewlett Packard attempts to specify the life expectancy of its supplies, consumable parts, and kits as accurately as possible. These specifications are made under what is considered to be normal or average printing conditions. It is important to understand that usage patterns do vary, sometimes significantly, from customer to customer. Supplies, consumable parts, and life expectancy will vary according to these different usage patterns
NOTE: These supply/consumable life ratings are estimates only based on 5% coverage unless otherwise noted.
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HP Color LaserJet 1500 series printers - Consumables and approximate life expectancy

The following table lists the supplies specifications for the printer.
NOTE: These supply/consumable life ratings are estimates only based on 5% coverage.
Consumable Description
Part Numbers
Estimated life (in number of pages at 5% coverage*)
Print cartridge, black
C9700A
5,000
Print cartridge, cyan
C9701A
4,000
Print cartridge, yellow
C9702A
4,000
Print cartridge, magenta
C9703A
4,000
Imaging drum
C9704A
20,000 (black only) 5,000 (color) The average life is 6,000 to 8,000 pages.
* The estimated print cartridge life is based on letter- or A4-sized paper with an average of five percent toner coverage and a medium density setting. Conserving toner by using draft-mode settings can extend print cartridge life further.

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HP Color LaserJet 2500 series printers - Consumables and approximate life expectancy

The following table lists the supplies specifications for the printer.
NOTE: These supply/consumable life ratings are estimates only based on 5% coverage.
Consumable Description
Part Numbers
Estimated life (in number of pages at 5% coverage*)
Print cartridge, black
C9700A
5,000
Print cartridge, cyan
C9701A
4,000
Print cartridge, yellow
C9702A
4,000
Print cartridge, magenta
C9703A
4,000
Imaging drum
C9704A
20,000 (black only) 5,000 (color) The average life is 6,000 to 8,000 pages.
* The estimated print cartridge life is based on letter- or A4-sized paper with an average of five percent toner coverage and a medium density setting. Conserving toner by using draft-mode settings can extend print cartridge life further.

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HP Color LaserJet 2550 series printers - Consumables and approximate life expectancy

The following table lists the supplies specifications for the printer.
NOTE: These supply/consumable life ratings are estimates only based on 5% coverage.
Consumable Description
Part Numbers
Estimated life (in number of pages at 5% coverage*)
Print cartridge, black
Q3960-67901
5,000
Print cartridge, cyan (extended life)
Q3961-67901
4,000
Print cartridge, cyan (standard)
Q3971-67901
2,000
Print cartridge, yellow (extended life)
Q3962-67901
4,000
Print cartridge, yellow (standard)
Q3972-67901
2,000
Print cartridge, magenta (extended)
Q3963-67901
4,000
Print cartridge, (standard)
Q3973-67901
2,000
Imaging drum
Q3964-67901
20,000 (black only) 5,000 (color) The average life is 6,000 to 8,000 pages.
* The estimated print cartridge life is based on letter- or A4-sized paper with an average of five percent toner coverage and a medium density setting. Conserving toner by using draft-mode settings can extend print cartridge life further.

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HP Color LaserJet 3500/3700 series printers - Consumables and approximate life expectancy

The following table lists the supplies specifications for the printer.
NOTE: These supply/consumable life ratings are estimates only based on 5% coverage.
Color LaserJet 3500/3550 Printer
Consumable Description
Part Numbers
Estimated life (in number of pages at 5% coverage*)
Black cartridge
Q2670A
6,000 pages
Cyan cartridge
Q2671A
4,000 pages
Yellow cartridge
Q2672A
4,000
Magenta cartridge
Q2773A
4,000
Image Transfer kit
Q3658A
60,000 pages
Image Fuser kit
Q3655A (110 volt)
60,000 pages
Color LaserJet 3700 Printer
Consumable Description
Part Numbers
Estimated life (in number of pages at 5% coverage*)
Black cartridge
Q2670A
6,000 pages
Cyan cartridge
Q2681A
6,000 pages
Yellow cartridge
Q2682A
6,000
Magenta cartridge
Q2683A
6,000
Image Transfer kit
Q3658A
60,000 pages
Image Fuser kit
Q3655A (110 volt)
60,000 pages

* Approximate average A4-/letter-size page count based on approximately 5 percent coverage of individual colors

Usage conditions and print patterns may cause results to vary.

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HP Color LaserJet 4500/4550 series printers - Consumables and approximate life expectancy

The following table lists the supplies specifications for the printer.
NOTE: These supply/consumable life ratings are estimates only based on 5% coverage.
Consumable Description
Part Numbers
Estimated life (in number of pages at 5% coverage*)
Black print cartridge
C4191A
9,000 pages*
Cyan print cartridge
C4192A
6,000 pages*
Magenta print cartridge
C4193A
6,000 pages*
Yellow print cartridge
C4194A
6,000 pages*
Drum kit
C4195A
6,250 color pages** or 25,000 black-and-white-only pages.
Transfer kit
C4196A
25,000 color pages, or 100,000 black-and-white-only pages.
Fuser kit
C4197A (110 volt)
50,000 color pages, or 100,000 black-and-white-only pages.

* Approximate average A4/letter-size page count based on 5% coverage of individual toner colors. Page counts are only estimates, and usage conditions and print patterns may cause results to vary.

** 6,250 color pages or 25,000 black-only pages; based on two-page, A4/letter-sized print jobs. Actual number of pages vary depending on individual customer usage. Factors impacting page yield include: color versus black-only printing mix, paper size, typical job length and complexity, and automatic duplexing.

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HP Color LaserJet 4600/4650 series printers - Consumables and approximate life expectancy

The following table lists the supplies specifications for the printer.
NOTE: These supply/consumable life ratings are estimates only based on 5% coverage.
Consumable Description
Part Numbers
Estimated life (in number of pages at 5% coverage)
Black cartridges
C9720A
9,000 pages*
Cyan cartridge
C9721A
8,000 pages each *
Yellow cartridge
C9722A
Magenta cartridge
C9723A
Image Transfer kit
C9724A
120,000 pages**
Image Fuser kit
C9725A (110 volt)
150,000 pages**

* Approximate average A4-/letter-size page count is based on 5 percent coverage of individual colors. Usage conditions and print patterns might cause results to vary.

** Usage conditions and print patterns might cause results to vary.

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HP Color LaserJet 5500 series printers - Consumables and approximate life expectancy

The following table lists the supplies specifications for the printer.
NOTE: These supply/consumable life ratings are estimates only based on 5% coverage.
Consumable Description
Part Numbers
Estimated life (in number of pages at 5% coverage)
Black cartridges
C9730A
13,000 pages **
Cyan cartridge
C9731A
12,000 pages each**
Magenta cartridge
C9733A
Yellow cartridge
C9732A
Image Transfer kit
C9734A
120,000 pages**
Image Fuser kit
C9735A (110 volt)
150,000 pages

* Approximate average A4-/letter-size page count is based on 5 percent coverage of individual colors. Usage conditions and print patterns might cause results to vary.

** Usage conditions and print patterns might cause results to vary.

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HP Color LaserJet 8500/8550 series printers - Consumables and approximate life expectancy

The following table lists the supplies specifications for the printer.
NOTE: These supply/consumable life ratings are estimates only based on 5% coverage.

Black and color print cartridge life expectancy (depends on usage)

Media Size
Black print cartridge (K)
Color print cartridges (CMY)
Letter-size
Prints 17,000 pages at 5% toner coverage on the paper
Prints 8,500 pages at 5% toner coverage on the paper
11 x 17
Prints 8,500 pages at 5% toner coverage on the paper
Prints 4,250 pages at 5% toner coverage on the paper

Transfer kit, and fuser kit life expectancy (depends on usage)

Media Size
Transfer kit
Fuser kit
Letter-size
Prints 150,000 black pages
Prints 75,000 color pages
Prints 100,000 pages
11 x 17
Prints 75,000 black pages
Prints 37,500 color pages
Prints 50,000 pages

Estimated values for Imaging Drum Life

These are only estimates, depending on usage; actual drum life can vary greatly from these estimates. If printing heavy coverage drum life will be lower.

Media Size
Drum kit
Letter-size
Prints 50,000 black only pages or 12,500 color pages; based on two-page, one-sided, A4 or Letter sized print jobs. The actual number of pages will vary depending on individual usage. Factors that affect page yield include color versus black-only printing mix, paper size, job length and complexity, and automatic duplexing.
11 x 17
Prints 25,000 black pages
Prints 6,250 color pages
HP Color LaserJet 8500/8550 Consumable part numbers
Consumable Description
Part Number
Black print cartridge
C4149A
Cyan print cartridge
C4150A
Magenta print cartridge
C4151A
Yellow print cartridge
C4152A
Drum kit
C4153A
Transfer kit
C4154A
Fuser Kit
C4155A (110 volt)

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HP Color LaserJet 9500 series printers - Consumables and approximate life expectancy

The following table lists the supplies specifications for the printer.
NOTE: These supply/consumable life ratings are estimates only based on 5% coverage.
Consumable Description
Part Numbers
Estimated life (in number of pages at 5% coverage)
Black print cartridge
C8550A
Estimated Life: 25,000 letter equivalent pages @ 5% coverage
Cyan print cartridge
C8551A
Estimated Life: 25,000 letter equivalent pages @ 5% coverage
Yellow print cartridge
C8552A
Estimated Life: 25,000 letter equivalent pages @ 5% coverage
Magenta print cartridge
C8553A
Estimated Life: 25,000 letter equivalent pages @ 5% coverage
Black image drum
Cyan image drum
Yellow image drum
Magenta image drum
C8560A
C8561A
C8562A
C8563A
Estimated Life: 40,000 letter equivalent pages
Life variation depending on length of print jobs, use the following as a guide:
  • One page print jobs - 30,000 letter equivalent pages
  • Two page print jobs - 40,000 letter equivalent pages
  • Six page print jobs - 60,000 letter equivalent pages
Life variation depending on coverage levels, use the following as a guide:
  • For 0 to 30% coverage - 40,000 letter equivalent pages
  • For coverages greater than 30%, use the following formula:

    Estimated yield in letter equivalent pages = 30 divided by the percentage of coverage multiplied by 40,000.

Image Transfer Kit
C8555A
Estimated Life: 200,000 letter equivalent pages
Fuser
C8556A (110 volt)
Estimated Life: 100,000 letter equivalent pages
Image Cleaning Kit
C8554A
Estimated Life: 50,000 letter equivalent pages
Very high or low toner coverages will cause the toner collection bottle to fill faster than it would under normal printing conditions. Normal coverage is considered to be 5% of each color (20% total coverage). The 50,000 page life estimate is based on a range of 2.5 to 5% coverage per color. Coverages outside of this range will result in the toner collection bottle filling up significantly faster.

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