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HP 57 Print Cartridge Specifications

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Product name and part number

Product namePart numberCartridge
HP 57 Tri-color Inkjet print cartridge HP 57 (C6657A)
The last character of the cartridge part number on the package reflects the region in which the cartridge is sold. For example, a cartridge with a part number ending in ‘N’ is sold in the US, while one ending in ‘L’ is sold in Latin America. The following table shows the worldwide product numbers for HP 57 print cartridges:
RegionPart number
North America C6657AN
Canada C6657AC
Europe C6657AE
Middle East C6657AE
Africa C6657AE
Latin America C6657AL
Asia Pacific C6657AA

HP Inkjet printer compatibility

The HP 57 print cartridge may be used in the following printers:
HP Deskjet printersHP Photosmart printersHP Printer/scanner/copier
HP Deskjet 450c printer HP Photosmart 100 photo printer HP PSC 2100 all-in-one series products
HP Deskjet 5550 printer HP Photosmart 130 photo printer HP PSC 2200 all-in-one series products

HP PSC 1310 all-in-one series products
HP Deskjet 5551 printer HP Photosmart 7150 printer
HP Photosmart 7350 printer
HP Photosmart 7550 printer

Ink volume and approximate page count

The actual print cartridge life depends on the printer used, and may vary from cartridge to cartridge. Use the table below as a guideline to determine how many pages the print cartridge will print.
CartridgeInk volumeApproximate page count
HP 57 17 ml 391 at 15% density

Cartridge maintenance

Proper use and handling will provide high print quality and longer print cartridge life. Print at least once a month to keep the nozzles clear and the print cartridges in good working order. The printer automatically primes, cleans, and caps the cartridges to maintain optimum print quality; these operations are not visible to users. Refer to the following table for guidance on storing and handling HP Inkjet cartridges:
DoDo not
Keep ink product sealed in the original packaging until ready to use. Ink can evaporate through the nozzles and the plastic body, reducing ink product life. Therefore, ink products have a longer life when sealed in the packaging. Do not reapply tape to a tri-color print cartridge. Attempting to reapply the tape can cause colors to mix, ruining the cartridge.
After removing the cartridge from its packaging, store it in the printer in the "home position" to help prevent ink from drying out in the nozzles. This will minimize the risk of contamination with airborne dust particles.
If you must remove a cartridge from the printer:

  1. Place the cartridge in an air-tight, rigid plastic container. Use the cartridge protector provided with HP photo cartridges, if available, to keep the nozzles from touching the container.
  2. Store the COLOR cartridge with nozzles DOWN.
  3. Store the BLACK cartridge with nozzles UP.
  4. Seal the container.
  5. Store at room temperature.
Do not allow the nozzles on the bottom of the cartridge to touch the bottom or side of the rigid plastic container. If the nozzles contact the container, the ink the colors could mix, or ink could drain out of the cartridge.

Do not re-tape the cartridge.

Do not place the cartridge in a plastic bag.
Turn the printer OFF by pressing the power button. Turning the power button OFF directs the printer to cap the cartridge in the service station which helps prevent ink from drying in the nozzles. Do not unplug the printer without first turning it OFF by pressing the POWER button. This will leave the cartridge vulnerable to evaporation and dust contamination.
Store Inkjet print cartridges at room temperature. It is not necessary to refrigerate Inkjet print cartridges.
Store packaged Inkjet print cartridges in an upright position. Do not store a packaged Inkjet print cartridge on its side or upside-down for long periods of time.

Recommended environmental conditions

Operating TemperatureIdeal: room temperature (no extremes)

Min: 15 degrees Celsius

Max: 35 degrees Celsius
Storage TemperatureMin: -15 degrees Celsius

Max: 35 degrees Celsius
Altitude RestrictionsTarget: 8,000 ft

Max: 17,000 ft

The HP 57 print cartridge is not designed to be transported in printers at high altitudes, such as on airplanes.

Install-before date

Be sure to install and begin using the HP Inkjet cartridge before the install-before date printed on the cartridge package.


Each HP print and ink cartridge is warranted to be free from defects in materials and workmanship until the HP ink is depleted or the end-of-warranty date has been reached, whichever occurs first. The end-of warranty date is printed on the cartridge in the YYYY/MM/DD format, as shown in .
Figure 1: Locating the end-of-warranty date
If your HP print cartridge is defective, contact HP or your retailer before the end-of-warranty date. Warranty does not cover empty or refilled products, or products that have been remanufactured, refurbished, misused or tampered with, or products receiving a printer-generated expiration message.
For complete warranty information, refer to the document titled HP Ink Cartridges - Limited Warranty for HP Cartridges.

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