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[Solved] Best HP Envy 5530 Ink Cartridge Option?

by Anya Bazmarov
HP Envy 5530 Ink Cartridges

The HP Envy 5530 printer is one of those models which were paired with HP’s take on a ink subscription model – the HP Instant Ink plan. Although I would love to bash it a bit, I’ll try to not go in to too much details about it, but let us say that some users loved it, while others didn’t. I’m one of those who opted out of it. So, if you’re like me, and you prefer buying your Ink Cartridges in stead of relying on a subscription model, then welcome to my HP Envy 5530 Ink guide.

About the HP Envy 5530 Ink and the HP 61 Ink Cartridge

Similar to the HP Envy 7640 Ink, the HP Envy 5530 Ink is supplied through the HP 6x series of cartridges. To be more specific, your 5530 model is one of those printers that use HP 61 ink. Although the difference between those cartridges is minimal, unfortunately you can’t share them between printers, mainly because of the chip found on them. Believe me, I not only consulted the HP Envy 5530 Manual for this info, but also tried and failed at that test.

As with most cartridges out there, the HP Envy 5530 Ink can be supplied through genuine ink cartridges, as well as the remanufactured ones (which act as the cheapest HP 61 ink cartridges). Once you find the right model you will have two sizes, one would be the regular, while the other one is a high yield version, also called the HP 61 XL.

If you’re on a budget, or your HP Printer is not printing black ink, you don’t have to go with the more expensive Tri-Color option, you can purchase a single HP 61 Black Ink cartridge and fix the problem with a few dollars.

Fill up your HP Envy 5530 Ink with these HP 61 Ink Cartridges

I personally believe in printer maintenance, I’m not a power user who prints hundreds of pages per month, so I do tend to buy the reliable stuff, which are the genuine ink cartridges. If you, on the other hand, want to opt for the cheaper alternatives, like the remanufactured units, then by all means – it’s your printer at the end of the day. (HINT: if you don’t know what remanufactured means, check out this article: Remanufactured Ink Cartridges for HP Printers). So, to be fair to everyone, in the below table I not only included the genuine versions of the HP Envy 5530 Printer Ink, but also the remanufactured options of the HP 61 Ink, for your convenience.