PhotoSmart 1218

Cartridge prices starting at $31.99

The HP Photosmart 1218 makes photo printing easier and better with its superior performance. It provides print speeds of up to 15 monochrome pages per minute and up to 12 color pages per minute. Expect clear and vibrant photos with its 2400x1200 dpi maximum color resolution. But make sure you always have a ready supply of replacement ink cartridges from We offer our top selling HP 45 and HP 78 Remanufactured Ink Cartridge 3-Piece Combo Pack. It comes with 2 black units, each providing 930-page yield and 1 tri-color, high-yield unit that offers 560. With their print results, every photo is vivid and crystal-clear—and you won't even have to spend too much because our combo pack is more affordable than OEMs. Order this combo pack today get 37% off, plus free shipping.

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How to Replace Cartridge(s)

Install a new ink cartridge in your HP Photosmart 1218 printer by following this simple guide:

  1. Press the Power button to switch on the printer, then open the top cover.
  2. Wait until the print cartridge cradle stops moving to the center of the printer.
  3. Lift the cradle latch and take out the used ink cartridge from the slot.
  4. Unpack the new ink cartridge. Grasp the tab and pull of the sealing tape. Make sure not to touch the ink nozzles and copper strips.
  5. Insert the new ink cartridge into the slot. Close the cradle latch to secure the ink cartridge.
  6. Close the top cover.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are remanufactured ink cartridges safe to use with my printer?

Don't worry—the remanufactured ink cartridges offered by have exceeded stringent quality specifications. They are guaranteed safe to use with your HP Photosmart 1218 printer without voiding its warranties.

What makes remanufactured ink cartridges a better option?

Remanufactured ink cartridges, like the ones in our HP 45 and HP 78 Remanufactured Ink Cartridge 3-Piece Combo Pack, are more affordable than OEMs but can deliver the same page yield high-quality print resolution. has also got them covered with a solid 1-year warranty for your peace of mind.

How do I store my unopened ink cartridges properly?

A dry and dark space, with consistent temperature, is the perfect place to store them. This way, strong lighting and extreme thermal changes won't degrade their composition. Make sure the area they're kept in is also clean, dust-free and away from gaseous cleaning materials.