HP 951 VS 951XL whats the difference?

Comparing HP 951 VS 951XL Ink Cartridges

First off HP 951 VS HP 951XL are the color in cartridges, if you want to know the differences of the black HP950 VS HP 950XL Cartridges click here.

HP 951 VS 951XL (COLOR Cartridges)

The major difference among these two will be page yield. HP951 has a 700 page yield limit, while HP951XL has a 1500 Page yield limit. So depending on how much you print you may choose either, however on a cost basis the HP951XL will always work out cheaper per page printed because of it’s large ink capacity This also means less landfill as you do not have to change cartridges as much.

We recommend combo inks as we use them ourselves, click here to buy compatible HP 951xl cartridges at a great price.

As always we add a note regarding compatible ink cartridges as the quality is the same in our opinion (perhaps slightly different shades of color compared to OEM) and they usually come in at about one third of the cost.

Printers Supported

The support models of these are officejet pro.

Officejet Pro: 251dw, 276dw, 8100, 8100 – N811a, 8600, 8600 Plus, 8600 Plus – N911g, 8600 Plus – N911n, 8600 Premium, 8600 Premium – N911n, 8610, 8615, 8620, 8630, 8640, 8660


People who are looking to buy for a lightly used home printer should probably use HP951, businesses and if you print photos at home should use the 951XL.