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HP 78A (CE278A) Original Laser Toner Cartridge - Single Pack - Black - 1 Each

Mfg.Part: CE278A CDW Part: 1982705 | UNSPSC: 44103103
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  • For use with HP LaserJet Pro M1536DNF MFP
  • Delivers consistent
  • Legendary HP reliability
  • Also compatible with and P1606DN Printers
  • professional results
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Get a great value for all your everyday business printing needs. Legendary HP reliability can save you time, minimize downtime and deliver results you can count on. Use this toner cartridge in your HP LaserJet Pro M1536DNF MFP and P1606DN Printers to produce bold, crisp text and sharp black/white images. Cartridge yields approximately 2,100 pages.
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HP 78A (CE278A) Original Laser Toner Cartridge - Single Pack - Black - 1 Ea is rated 3.74 out of 5 by 74.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from correct print settings used 12A for many years on 3020 and got good cartidge life. purchased new M1530 MFP using this cartidge...went thru and changed print settings to 600 dpi. Left at default 1200 dpi, cartridge would go quicklly.. but with old 12A in 3020 setting was 600 dpi for satisfactory printing for business use. all those that decry the low volume from this cartidge need to go and change print settings...that is almost as easy and loading this cartridege in the printer
Date published: 2011-08-23T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from long lasting Excellent service. Good solid printer and a cartridge that lasts past 500 copies. Dependable is the best word to describe my HP printer and the cartridge I use with it. Plus I've been a HP customer for over 10 yrs. That speaks for itself.
Date published: 2014-02-01T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Toner Cartridge This is a toner cartridge. It prints things. I paid for it. It works.
Date published: 2018-06-13T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Toner cartridge works flawlessly Great HP laser jet with two-sided print capability.
Date published: 2013-08-07T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It does its job besides the cost, the toner does its job.
Date published: 2011-10-10T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from HP 78A Arrived just in time as the cartridge in the printer just ran out of toner. Placed it in the printer and it worked just as intended.
Date published: 2014-05-14T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Not as good as previous toner While this toner cartridge delivers the stated number of copies, and even sometimes more, I have found that the ink does not stay on certain kinds of papers. It will not stay on standard paper envelopes or on certain types of labels. I've had several HP laserjet printers and never had this issue with the toner until I purchased a printer that uses this toner. If I want to print addresses on envelopes, I have to use a different printer or hand write them. Not good. On several envelopes that I printed using this toner, the ink "fell" or was "wiped" off before I could even put them in the mail. I complained to HP but never heard back. Hopefully they will rectify this problem in the future.
Date published: 2018-03-21T00:00:00-04:00
Date published: 2011-03-17T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Terrible per-page cost I can't believe that HP is charging just as much for a cartridge rated at 2,000 pages as it has for cartridges for other printers rated at 5,000 or more pages. It's outrageous. Previously, I owned a LaserJet 1200 and before than a LaserJet 4. I always bought either the standard or extended-life cartridges. Even the so-called "economy" cartridges were rated at 3,000 pages. Had I known that this 2,000-page turkey was the only cartridge available for the P1606dn, I never would have purchased the printer. Anyone want to buy a slightly-used P1606dn?
Date published: 2011-06-07T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Poor Printer Cartridge I do not recommend buying any HP printer that requires this printer cartridge. We got approx. 500 sheets printed with the cartridge before it ran out of ink. The next time I buy a printer, I'll make sure I research how good it's printer cartridge is. I'm extremely disappointed in this product.
Date published: 2011-11-02T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hugely Disappointing This is the worst cartridge performance ever! I am so disappointed with HP. I would like to know what they are planning to do about this problem. Looks like my all-in-one will be an all-in-everything-EXCEPT-printer. I will have to purchase a new printer that is a workhorse and doesn't cost an arm and a leg for supplies (preferably from a different company).
Date published: 2011-07-06T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from product 78A This toner cartridge desn't even last a week. Supposed to get 2000 copies, only get maybe 1400
Date published: 2012-02-20T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Toner 78A Doesn't last I agree with the other ratings. We are replacing a cartridge every week while trying to go to Kinkos as much as possible. I think the total number of pages has been misrepresented. No wonder the printer was inexpensive. HP is making its profit many times over on the cartrige.
Date published: 2011-04-22T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Erases savings gained with printer I read printer mfgs. made their money on cartridges. This is my first experience of running thru a toner so quickly. I've used HP for years. Great machines! This will be an expensive unit to maintain if the cartridge empties so quickly.
Date published: 2012-06-22T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from CE278A Toner Performance My first cartridge has printed 946 pages so far and I'm being told it has 150 pages left. The specs for the cartridge say it should be able to print off double that amount. I just ordered my second cartridge and if I end up getting the same results, I'll be using this printer as a scanner.
Date published: 2011-06-05T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good toner and direct ship is very convenient. Always buy the HP toner. Price and delivery to my door is great.
Date published: 2018-02-15T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Reliable Have been using this item for quite sometime now, and haven't been let down yet. A great product!
Date published: 2012-02-23T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Won't order on line again Package was not wrapped to conceal the product; delivery man left on front porch for a potential thief to see and steal. Put the cartridge in my printer and it wouldn't give a good print copy; it acted like cartridge was empty. I will purchase from Staples from now on. No more online ordering.
Date published: 2017-06-19T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from the cartridges have been working very well I am satisfied with my product because the toner last for awhile and they fit perfectly in the printer
Date published: 2018-02-07T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from speak english there is nothing intuitive about this. check the chip for damage. where is the chip? there is a tab that needs to be pulled out. how far to pull? will it pop out completely? should i cut it ? no way to know. awful! there are no written instructions anywhere. the visual symbols are dark and indecipherable.
Date published: 2011-08-18T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from False advertising The toner cartidge only lasted me about a month, and in no way did it deliver the approximate 2,100 pages as it states in the product overview. In fast I'm lucky if I got 1,200-1,500 pages. The toner is expensive and should at least perform as HP states it will.
Date published: 2011-11-03T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from not-so-smart printing technology Same as locosam1948, our new laserjet 1536 all-in-one ran this CE278A for almost two month, at most ~800 pages(at most 50% of them were double-side printing), and it's out of cartridge now. That's ridiculous for a almost 80 bucks single color cartridge.
Date published: 2011-03-14T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Product is good!'s excellent. First, is the service. I live in a rural area.....out of the way....but the deliver is always, i repeat always fast. Add a good product to that and it doesn't get much better.
Date published: 2013-03-20T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A major disappointment My old LaserJet 1220 used either 15A or 15X cartridges and was a dream to use in my tax prep and accounting business. The 15A cartridges (cost $70-75) were good for at least 2500-3000 pages and the 15X ($90 cost) for 500-750 more. Even during busy season, I only needed to replace the cartridge every 5-6 weeks, & even less often the rest of the year. When the old printer finally gave out after over 6 years of workhorse service, I didn't hesitate to look for another LaserJet as a replacement. My choice was a 1536dnf. While the printer itself works well enough, its 78A toner cartridge ($75-80 cost) is awful, to say the least. Even with the print density turned way down, I still only get about 1500-1600 pages & have had to replace FIVE cartridges in less than the 4 months I've had the new printer. I've gone online & seen my complaint about this lemon of a cartridge repeated many times by other unsatisfied customers.. HP needs to remedy this problem soon for its own sake. As for me, I cannot recommend any printer that uses the 78A cartridge and am looking for a new printer to replace this toner (and money) guzzler.
Date published: 2011-07-17T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Purchase Shipped quickly and arrived in perfect condition!!
Date published: 2011-10-24T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Never get toner from different store again I am so amazed by the fact that getting this toner from HP directly is always cheaper than getting it from WB Mason or Office Max. The amazing thing is that there are always coupons available for the HP store (just google HP coupon) that really work! Toner came quickly (3 days) and free on standard shipping, too.
Date published: 2012-01-29T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 78A cartridge page yield Terriible performance. I got on 588 double-sided copies (1176pp) from one cartridge that is rated at 2100pp output. I cannot afford to use this printer & will be trying to return it.
Date published: 2011-02-10T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The product is very good. The toner cartridge was priced right and performs very well. Is easy to install and was delivered very quickly.
Date published: 2013-04-15T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from HP you disappoint me HP1536mfp is an excellant product but to only need the 78A toner is ridiculous. I wish the other reviews was available before I purchased in April, 2011. I have paid for my printer twice in toner. HP needs to go back to the drawing board and come up with a BETTER product or at least a product that produces what is says and exceeds like more toners do. I am lucky if I get 1500 copies. I just buy two at a time, so there is a small savings.
Date published: 2011-09-09T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from HP LaserJet 78A Black Toner Cartridge (CE278A) The toner lasts and lasts, after you get the first warning sign of faded print. Just a quick shake of the cartridge gives you 100s of additional prints.
Date published: 2012-03-14T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good product, not enough pages I think HP has nice products and this cartridge works perfectly. The sad fact is that all inks and toners are way over priced and an industry-wide rip-off. The discount coupon from HP was a nice change, and the free overnight shipping arrived, as promised. This cartridge will not print 2000 pages--closer to 1200-1400, and thus, 5¢ per print.
Date published: 2012-07-22T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super Fast and Easy It came in the mail really quickly, was easy to install and it did the job it was suppose to do really fast. It only printed about 1,400 pages, instead of what it said it could, but it’s a great cartridge that I will be getting again. Highly Recommended.
Date published: 2019-04-04T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Decent good ink cartridge is a little triky but this website helped me and its been working since.
Date published: 2012-01-24T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very consistent quality I buy this for my HPLJ Pro P1606dn printer. While we can by cheaper non HP brands, the original OEM HP CE278A lasts at least 2 years for me and provides very consistent quality. Therefore I always buy the HP brand cartridge for both my Laser Jet and Office Jet printers.
Date published: 2018-06-13T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Cartridge! The printer where I use this cartridge is a workhorse and never fails me. The cartridge is easy to install and never messy! I always purchase one when I put one in, so I always have one on hand.
Date published: 2018-10-17T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from poor quantity. I was rather surprised and disappointed at how quickly I have to replace this cartridge! I have used other HP cartridges and have been very pleased with both the quantity and quality of the printing. The quality is great - but it sure lacks in quantity - thought I had a low volume cartridge rather than a regular one. Come on, HP - why are you skimping on the quantity of print pages on this cartridge!!
Date published: 2011-04-19T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good but waiting I haven't had it that long to give a good review. My question is on the number of copies I will get from the cartridge. So far the quality and speed has been good, but..
Date published: 2011-07-29T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pass on 78A and LaserJet P1606dn The laserjet printer looks great, but the downfall is it's toner. It doesn't live up to it's 2100 capacity prints. I'm lucky to get 1500-1600 prints from the toner before it poops out on me. At $80 per toner cartridge, that means I'm paying a nickel for every print (and that's on the high side). There is no generic toner or high capacity toner available for the HP LaserJet P1606dn. The printer works great, but the toner is it's biggest downfall and I would not suggest paying $160.00 for a printer where the toner is half as expensive than the unit. This printer will have to be replaced and I will save money replacing it. For the next printer, I will be the reveiwing toner reviews for toner life, quality and price before deciding on a printer.
Date published: 2011-07-14T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well done HP has made buying products online about as simple as possible. I appreciate the simple method of sending back empty cartridges, and getting a credit for them on subsequent cartridges.
Date published: 2012-02-24T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Misleading page count Misleading label - I agree with the previous reviewer regarding the page count. I got 1249 pages from one cartridge that is rated at 2100pp output. Be cautious of the toner cost if you need to print many pages. This is not cheap - $87.99 toner / 1249 pages = $ 0.07 / page
Date published: 2019-01-29T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 1530 dnf MFP AIO printer software I appreciate the notification when the toner cart. is low. When I set the re notification to remind me in 1 week it reminds me every time I print. Also there doesn't seem to be a way of informing the software that I have already purchased the new toner cart. Until the print jobs start to come out lighter I'm stuck with the notification dialog box appearing every time I print. All 3 of my Printers, Monitor and Computer are HP products. Is there a way to turn this option off and turn it back on when the toner cart. is replaced?
Date published: 2014-07-31T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Warning Message did not reset The ink works fine but the warning message did not reset. It still says I have less than 300 pages left when I bought a 1200 page cartridge.
Date published: 2016-05-16T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Acceptable purchase The cartridge did not last as long as I expected. I would rate this as an average purchase for the cost involved and the length of time the cartridge lasted.
Date published: 2012-03-08T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from cartridge used up too fast The life of the cartridge is not as specified. I have used HP printers for many years. Sadly, the cartridge increases the cost of the machine as I have to purchase cartridges way more often than I did in the past.
Date published: 2012-05-01T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Example: Great features! I bought the toner cartridges (2) over a month ago and they are working very well, installation was ease. The order process is very poor and confusing. Would recommend that the web site for HP is adjusted to make user friendly. It took me longer to order the cartridges then installing the cartridges.
Date published: 2018-06-13T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simply works I have stuck with HP toner for my laser jet printers rather than generic cartridges. Although more expensive, the extra dollars gives me peace of mind. I have low print volumes and order a replacement as soon as I put in my standby cartridge. In other words I always have a replacement cartridge by my printer so there is no time I’m without toner. Ordering was easy from the HP site and delivery wast fast.
Date published: 2019-04-12T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to buy I got this fast in FedEx's would recomed it for the
Date published: 2020-07-24T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality product. Expensive. I find the quality of refurbish toner cartridges are inconsistent and cause lines and ghost writing in my printing.
Date published: 2020-05-21T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quick delivery Shipment of laser cartridge for my printer arrived within a few days. Excellent product and printers.
Date published: 2020-04-14T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great service Quick shipping on toner and ink. Great products. Thx!!!
Date published: 2020-04-12T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from High quality as usual These HP toners never disappoint and always work perfectly.
Date published: 2020-03-27T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from HP Toner Cartridge A great toner cartridge, works like a charm . The only concern is cost , which is expensive. Glad that the cartridges are recycled . A fan, but again the price is expensive.
Date published: 2020-05-03T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great service Thanks for your prompt attention to my order! It's always easy to order and delivery is fast. Thanks much!
Date published: 2020-03-28T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What's not to like? Lightning fast, on the money, reasonable price. What's not to like ?
Date published: 2020-01-18T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy and fast I’ve had my HP printer for many years and it keeps just on printing. I like the ink cartridge because it lasts a long time and is very easy to change out. I put the old one in the box the new one came in and it’s ready to drop off at the Staples close by, i appreciate your recycling program.
Date published: 2020-01-17T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from MFP M148dw is a great multifunction printer Bought this to replace my 9 year-old MFP M1536mfp. Did not need the fax feature, but needed full function scanning, copying and printing. Love this--it is fully wireless. Very easy to set up
Date published: 2020-01-05T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just what I needed Service is awesome. I know what I am getting and the product is fresh. Saves me time running 35 miles away to get. THANKS!
Date published: 2020-02-12T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from null I’ve always trusted HP printer supplies, have never been disappointed with them, and will never buy any other brand.
Date published: 2020-02-18T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dependability Products I can trust do provide quality printing. I don't have to worry with ink flaking off on printed copies.
Date published: 2020-01-19T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy Ordering Easy to order. Free shipping. Easy to install. Cheapest price found.
Date published: 2020-02-14T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from HP 78A toner cartridge I have used many of these cartridges in my HP LaserJet 1536dnf printer. Always provide excellent results.
Date published: 2020-06-02T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great quality. Took too long to ship. Works as expected, perfect quality prints and lasts a very long time for my use. But the HP store took almost 2 weeks to get it to my home, which is below my expectations.
Date published: 2020-09-08T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great product product was what I needed and was packaged well as to not get damaged in shipping.
Date published: 2018-03-07T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Toner Cartridge I like that these last me a long time and when I do run out of toner I can get a replacement the next day.
Date published: 2019-05-15T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Price I haven't used it yet, but I'm sure I'll be happy with it.
Date published: 2019-05-28T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Horrible. My HP1606dn doesn't even use it 1. Bought an aftermarket toner, which failed HP protection. Failed 2. Bought a toner from a 2nd vendor. Also failed HP toner protection. Fail 3. Bought from a 3rd aftermarket vendor. HP toner protection wouldn't use that one either. 4. Caved in. Paid 87.00 for a genuine HP toner cartridge from HP. Printer won't even use the toner cartridge. Now in the process of removing printer, drivers, printer devices and software from all computers in the household. Just to try to re-install all over again, and get my formerly dependable, now useless HP1606dn to function again. HP has been a nightmare. They used to be an industry leader. Sad.
Date published: 2019-07-18T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works just as intended I purchased this for our Lexmark Universal Printer and it lasts quite a while. I appreciate not having to buy ink every few weeks. The black level is perfect and bold.
Date published: 2019-05-30T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Arrived fast no problems yet Only just installed it so hope there is no issues. Arrived from HP the next day!
Date published: 2019-11-03T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from HP 78A Black Original LaserJet Toner Simple to install new cartridge; excellent print quality; and appreciate the return label to reuse old cartridge.
Date published: 2019-10-04T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Quality! I have been purchasing HP for 10 years now. Would not change manufacture I will only use HP. Love HP Products.
Date published: 2019-10-16T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Replacing Laser Jet Toner I purchased a replacement toner for my HP copier and it was sent promptly and was easy to install.
Date published: 2019-12-22T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dependable Toner Cartridge The HP 78A Black LaserJet toner works well for us. We use the printer almost daily and enjoy the good performance of them working together. I love HP printers and toner cartridges. I feel I am well taken care of.
Date published: 2019-09-24T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Ink This is to be a refill when needed. The HP Pro P1606dn is a champ printer as is its cartridge. The ink supply seems to go on and on and on.... Especially great at holiday season when lots of holiday letters go out to friends and relatives. Excellent ink supply!
Date published: 2019-12-18T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from the real deal The HP 78A black original laser Jet Toner cartridge , being an HP product specifically for the HP laser printer, is a win-win. It installs w/o any set-up/ activation issues; and is a reliable, top quality, 'plug n play' product. I appreciate that HP recycles the old cartridges, even supplying the box and label for UPS return of old cartridge. The consistently excellent quality and service of HP is why I remain a very loyal customer and highly recommend HP products.
Date published: 2019-10-10T00:00:00-04:00