Tricolor HP Ink Cartridge with High Capacity 970 page yield. Single cartridge contains Cyan, Magenta, and Yellow ink.
Genuine OEM HP Ink Cartridge, not a compatible.
Fits the following model(s): HP G55, HP G55xi
HP G55 Printer Information
The HP OfficeJet G55 and G55xi are standard all-in-one inkjet devices that can handle basic print, copy and scan needs in home offices. One element that disqualifies the G55 for average small office use is its slow output speeds of only 12 pages per minute for monochrome documents and 9 pages per minute for color projects. The unit also offers limited media handling and low-yielding OfficeJet G55 printer ink, but buyers interested in an affordable multifunction printer for simple day-to-day projects may benefit from this model.
The unit's single paper input tray can support up to 150 pages at once, making it a good fit for light-duty use. Those looking to scan frequently will be disappointed by its lack of an automatic document feeder, which is a standard feature that can handle larger scan jobs quickly. To help make up for this the unit does have the option for users to purchase an automatic duplexer for double-sided printing or scanning.
Another feature that the G55 suffers from is basic connectivity, which includes only USB and parallel connections, omitting memory card slots for direct photo printing and an ethernet interface for networking. More expensive models from HP such as the G85 and G95 offer expanded connectivity for networking and wireless printing, which may be worth it for buyers that need greater functionality.
The device does benefit from a compact size of 17x11x18 inches that will allow it to fit on the same desktop as a PC. Its design includes a basic front panel that has a small monochrome LCD, buttons for scan and copy features and an LED that will notify users when HP G55 printer ink is running low.
Using color OfficeJet G55 ink, the device can print graphics and photos with a decent resolution of 2400x1200 dpi. Since each tricolor HP G55 ink cartridge has a yield of only 450 pages, the device is best suited for low volumes. The unit also uses a black HP G55 ink cartridge that can last up to 830 pages and print documents with a resolution of 600x600 dpi.
While the G55 is certainly an affordable option for all-in-one printing in a home office, its simplistic design places it low on the list of contenders in its class. Instead, buyers can check out other inkjet models from the same manufacturer that offer several improvements in media handling and connectivity.