HPGenuine HP Toners

HP printers have earned a world-wide reputation as solid workhorse machines, and Toner Buzz is your number one independent source for genuine OEM HP toners. We’ve got genuine HP toner for nearly every HP printer under the sun, including those hard-working old Laserjets!

When you hit “print” on an HP printer, you’re not only getting a printed page, you’re getting the best image quality possible. And with original HP toners from Toner Buzz, you're saving with every page you print!

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About HP Toner

  • The Importance of Using HP Toners for Your HP Printer
  • Understanding How HP Names Toner Cartridges
  • Black HP Toner Cartridges
  • Color HP Toner Cartridges
  • HP Pagewide Cartridges

The Importance of Using HP Toners for Your HP Printer

To ensure the best performance from your HP printer, use original HP toners, which are specifically designed to work with HP printers and provide optimal results, including:

  • Text and images that don’t fade over time
  • Life-like color reproduction
  • Accurate page yields
  • Reliable performance
  • Recyclable printer cartridges

Understanding How HP Names Toner Cartridges

HP uses a number followed by a letter when naming their toner cartridges. HP designates the number through an internal naming process related to specific printer models.

The letter designates the toner yield of that cartridge. In general, HP ink and toner cartridges come in three different size capacities:

  • A - standard yield
  • X - high-yield
  • Y - extra-high yield

Learn more about how HP names cartridges by visiting our HP Cartridge Codes page.

Black HP Toner Cartridges

Black HP toner is the lifeblood of an HP monochrome laser printer. Monochrome printers are perfect for high-volume printing in schools and workplaces around the globe.

If you own a monochrome or “black-and-white” HP laser printer, you will need genuine black HP toner cartridges to get the best performance from your printer.

HP manufactures two types of black toner:

  • polymerized toner
  • ground toner

Polymerized toner particles are created in a lab and have a wax core coated with low-melt plastic polymer. Ground toner is made by crushing and grinding larger blocks of toner into powder.

HP applied a finishing process to its ground toner that makes them nearly as uniform and round as its man-made polymerized toner particles. Getting all the toner particles a uniform size and shape means HP can fit more toner into its cartridges which results in consistently precise prints.

Color HP Toner Cartridges

HP offers a variety of color laser printers and multi-function machines that use HP color laserjet toner cartridges. HP color toners are renowned for their vivid hues and durability: these color laserjet images just don’t fade!

HP 504A (CE253A) Magenta LaserJet toner cartridge

The HP 504A is a standard-yield magenta color toner cartridge for HP CP3525dn and CM3530 MFP laser printers.

HP Pagewide Cartridges

HP developed the Pagewide printer series for users who demand high-quality photo and image reproduction.

Regular inkjet printers move the printheads across the page to print. But the printheads in Pagewide printers are fixed on an immobile bar that runs the width of the page (hence the name, “page-wide.”)

The page is moved across over 25,000 fixed ink nozzles to produce amazingly vivid prints.

Types of HP Toners

Inserting a standard yield HP toner cartridge into a laser printer.

By Yield

  • Standard
  • High Yield
  • Extra High Yield
Close-up of an HP LaserJet 11x black toner cartridge box highlighting the single package type.

By Package Type

  • Single: One cartridge
  • Dual Pack: Two same cartridges
  • 3-Pack or Tri-Color: Cyan, Magenta, and Yellow cartridges as a pack
  • Complete Set or Multi-Pack: Different color cartridges in a pack
Person feeding paper into an HP printer showcasing the standard printing technology.

By Technology

  • Regular: Standard printing performance
  • JetIntelligence: Enhanced efficiency and security
HP toner cartridges in cyan, magenta, yellow, and black ready for multi-color printing.

By Color

  • Black: For monochrome printing
  • Cyan, Magenta, Yellow: For color printing
  • Multi-color Packs: Includes all color cartridges
Comparison of HP 37A standard yield, HP 37X high-yield, and HP 37Y extra high-yield toner cartridges

HP Standard vs. High-Yield Toner Cartridges vs. Extra High-Yield

As mentioned in the previous section, HP toner cartridges come in three formats: standard, high-yield, and, for certain cartridges, extra-high-yield.

These three cartridges look the same, but the high-yield and extra-high-yield cartridges contain much more toner powder inside and will last longer before needing to be replaced.

For example, let’s look at the HP 37A, HP 37X and HP 37Y toner cartridges.

The HP 37A black toner cartridge (CF237A) is a standard yield cartridge that will print approximately 11,000 pages before running empty. The higher capacity HP 37X high-yield black toner cartridge (CF237X) yields about 25,000 pages. While the HP 37Y extra high-yield black toner cartridge (CF237Y) yields around 41,000 pages.

All cartridges can be used interchangeably in the same models of HP LaserJet Enterprise printers.

The HP 37A toner cartridge is standard yield (11,000 pages), while the HP 37X is high-yield (25,000 pages). Both cartridges will work in HP M608 and MFP M631 laser printers. HP commonly uses “A” to designate standard yield, “X” to denote high-yield cartridges and "Y" for extra high-yield toner.

Standard vs. High-Yield Toner Cartridges

Choosing the Right HP Cartridges for Your Printer

  • Choose OEM HP Toners

    For best results, opt for Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) HP toners.

  • Check Compatibility

    Ensure the cartridge number matches your printer model before buying to avoid any compatibility issues.

  • Understand Your Needs

    If you print a lot, high-yield cartridges will be cost-effective in the long run. For less frequent printing, standard-yield cartridges are suitable due to their lower upfront cost.

  • Consider Color Needs

    If you're printing in color, ensure you have all the necessary color cartridges - black, cyan, magenta, and yellow. Multi-color packs can be a cost-effective choice.

  • Budget

    Determine your budget beforehand. While some cartridges may seem expensive, their long-term performance and yield may offer better value.

  • Package Type

    If you use a lot of one particular color, consider dual packs of that cartridge. For varied color use, multi-packs can save money.

  • Buy from a reputable seller like Toner Buzz

    This will ensure you're getting genuine products.

How to Use and Maintain HP Toners

To ensure the best print quality you should store your toners in a cool, dry place. Toners are vacuum-sealed dry powder, so they should last indefinitely as long as they are properly stored. Check out additional tips for getting your printer's cartridges to last longer here.

Step-by-step infographic on installing an HP toner cartridge by Toner Buzz

How To Install HP Laser Cartridges

To change your HP toner cartridges:

  • Open the toner drawer
  • Press the release tabs to remove the empty cartridge
  • Remove the packing tape on the new HP toner cartridge
  • Insert the new toner cartridge into the toner drawer until it clicks
  • Close the toner drawer

Troubleshooting Common HP Toner Issues

Below, we will troubleshoot common problems with laser printers.


    HP Toner not sticking to the paper

    Pop that toner cartridge out and give it a gentle shake from side to side. The toner may have clumped up inside the cartridge. If this doesn't work, you may need to turn up the heat of your printer's fuser.

  • Paper Jams

    Incorrect paper weight settings between the computer and the printer often cause this common printer issue. Check to ensure the paper weight setting on your printer and computer match.

    Paper jams can also be caused by dirt, dust, or worn rollers. Keep that printer clean!


    Faded Prints

    It might be time to replace your HP toner cartridge. But first, check the paper weight settings on your printer and computer.


    Nothing Will Print

    Is your printer connected to your computer? Are print jobs being sent to the print queue? Assuming all these things are fine, you may want to reboot your computer and printer to ensure everything is playing nicely together.


    Wrong Font Printing

    Ensure your printer drivers are up-to-date and your computer and printer are compatible with the chosen font.


    Wrinkled Pages and Crooked Images

    Your paper is probably misaligned in the paper tray. Check those paper guides and try again.


    Low Toner Warning

    There may be more life left in that toner cartridge! Take the cartridge out of the printer and give it a gentle shake to loosen any clumped-up toner. Reinstall the cartridge and restart both your computer and printer.


HP Smart App

The HP Smart app is downloadable for smartphones, tablets and desktops. It allows users with an HP account to print, scan, and share photos anywhere, at any time. The app allows you to create one-touch shortcuts to make repetitive print tasks more efficient.

HP Smart app has a feature called Print Anywhere that allows you to send print jobs to remote printers and check the status of print jobs. The HP Smart app also allows you to scan text and images with your phone or tablet camera.


HP Printer Dashboard

HP My Dashboard is a web-based service that connects to your HP printer to monitor supply levels and the status of print jobs. You can also download driver software and troubleshoot printing issues from HP My Dashboard.

How To Recycle HP Toner

HP manufactures more plastic printer cartridges than any other company. As a result, HP created Planet Partners, a comprehensive recycling program available in more than 50 countries worldwide.

HP’s closed-loop recycling process means recycled cartridges are cleaned and refurbished and used to create new HP printer cartridges and products.

The numbers for HP and Planet Partners look pretty good so far

  •  5.5 billion

    plastic bottles recycled into HP ink cartridges.

  •  962 million

    Ink and toner cartridges recycled by HP and Planet Partners

  •  143 million

    plastic hangers recycled in HP ink and toner cartridges

Illustration of a pile of various printer toner cartridges with Toner Buzz logo

There are several ways to recycle your empty HP ink and toner cartridges.

HP ink and toner cartridge recycling bin

Method 1
Drop-Off Cartridge Recycling

You can drop off your HP ink and toner cartridges, as well as Samsung toner cartridges, at most office superstores. There is usually a cardboard kiosk labeled “empty cartridge recycling” near their printer sales area. Ask the customer service desk if the Cartridge Recycling Center is not visible.

Preparing an HP toner cartridge for mail-in recycling

Method 2
Mail-In Recycling

HP provides pre-paid shipping label(s) and box(es) for recycling toner cartridges. When your cartridge is empty, you can simply mail it back to HP for recycling.

HP bulk toner cartridge recycling

Method 3
HP Bulk Recycling Pickup

You can arrange a free pallet pick-up from HP online if you have 1000 or more empty ink cartridges or 76 empty toner cartridges.

Other Information About HP Toners

At Toner Buzz, we love HP LaserJet printers and HP laser toners! We have miles of brand-new laser cartridges for HP printers in our warehouse, and we offer them to you at the lowest price possible.


The Science Behind HP JetIntelligence

HP JetIntelligence is what HP calls the design features of its original toner cartridges. Each genuine HP toner cartridge with JetIntelligence features:

  • Proprietary HP toner formula
  • Page maximizer
  • Print gauge
  • Auto seal removal
  • Anti-fraud technology

EcoSmart HP Toner

EcoSmart black is HP's proprietary polymerized toner engineered for high-speed printing that uses 21 % less energy, according to HP. The company says EcoSmart toner melts at a lower fuser temperature which enables energy savings.


Page Maximizer

HP JetIntelligence toner cartridges also feature page maximizer technology. According to HP, page maximizer cartridges use smaller, more durable components to increase efficiency and page yields.


Print Gauge

HP's print gauge technology tracks page counts, gear rotation, and temperature/humidity to help extend cartridge life, while auto-seal removal keeps the toner particles inside the cartridge packed in place until you peel away the protective strip.


Anti-Fraud Technology

JetIntelligence anti-fraud technology will tell you if the cartridge you are using is a genuine HP toner cartridge. In addition, JetIntelligence technology allows printer administrators to register toner cartridges so they will only work with authorized machines. You can also set your printer to only accept genuine HP cartridges.


Do HP laser printers come with toner?

Yes, buying a new HP laser printer will come with a starter cartridge to get you up and running. But remember, this starter cartridge will run empty long before a standard or high-yield HP toner cartridge.

How long will the toner last in my HP laser printer?

HP guarantees its toner for two years if kept unsealed in its original packing. But toner is a dry powder sealed in an airtight cartridge, so it should last forever. As long as there is no damage to your HP toner cartridge's gears or other mechanical parts, it should last for years.

Can I use third-party toner cartridges with my HP printer?

While third-party cartridges may be compatible, using them could void your printer's warranty and may result in lower print quality. It's recommended to use genuine HP cartridges for optimal performance.

How do I know when to replace my HP Toner Cartridge?

Your HP printer will display a low toner warning when the cartridge is running low. You may also notice a decline in print quality.

Are HP Toner Cartridges environmentally friendly?

HP offers a recycling program for their cartridges, making it easier to dispose of them responsibly. Some cartridges are also made from recycled materials.

Can I store unused HP Toner Cartridges for an extended period?

Yes, you can store unused cartridges, but it's best to use them within two years for optimal performance. Always store them in a cool, dry place and in their original packaging.

Can HP toner cartridges be refilled?

We've seen it done, but we don't recommend it. For starters, it's a messy job that requires disassembling your HP cartridge. Second, doing so will void the warranty on your cartridges and your printer.

Finally, genuine HP toner is specially formulated for use in your specific model of printer and will work better than third-party toner.

HP CB389A maintenance kit with fuser and rollers

Get another 200,000 pages out of your HP LaserJet with a genuine HP maintenance kit. Each kit includes a new fuser and internal roller. The CB389A maintenance kit pictured above is compatible with the HP LaserJet P4014, P4015, and P4515 printer models.

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