HP 58A vs 58X, Which One Should I Buy?

Have you ever teetered between the standard-yield and high-yield versions when you need to buy a new HP CF258A/X? Do you deem that the HP 58X black toner must be more assured of quality than the HP CF258A black toner cartridge? If you are troubled by these problems, please continue reading with patience. You may have an in-depth understanding of these. This blog will make a detailed comparison between HP CF258A standard-yield toner and HP 58X high-yield toner cartridge.

HP CF258A CF258X
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What Are HP 58X And HP 58A Toner Cartridges?

Before answering this question, we’d like to introduce HP 58A and 58X. According to page yield, laserjet toner cartridges can be roughly divided into small toner cartridges, medium toner cartridges, and large toner cartridges. What about the HP 58A black and HP 58X toner cartridges? They are classified as the medium toner cartridges. In 2019, they first appeared to the public. The toner cartridge CF258A and HP CF258X are the third-generation toner cartridges developed by the original HP. Prior to them, there was a generation of well-known products such as HP CE505A/X with non-encrypted chip. Furthermore, one of the representatives of the upgraded second-generation products is HP CF226A/X, with encrypted chip developed by original HP. As for HP, 58A and 58X are the third-generation toner cartridges containing the upgraded chip.

In order to meet the printing needs of different people, the same model of ink toner is often produced into standard yield and high yield options. And even some models cover super high page yield version. For example, HP CF289 includes standard-yield toner cartridge HP CF289A, high yield black HP 89X, and super high page yield HP 89Y. However, the HP CF258A/X we are talking about here has only two versions, HP 58A toner cartridge black and HP 58X black high yield toner cartridges. People tend to hesitate when they have a choice. So that’s why we write this blog: HP 58A vs 58X, Which One Should I Buy? We want to help printer users who have difficulty choosing HP 58A CF258A or 58X CF258X with detailed analysis.

HP 58A vs 58X

Is There Anything Common To The HP58A Toner Cartridge And HP 58X?

(1)Print Technology

When it comes to print technology, you may know that most printers people use nowadays are laser printers. But a small number of inkjet printers are still in use. Laser Printing Technology is to project digitized graphics or documents with the laser beam onto the surface of OPC Drum. Electron Discharge will occur at the position hit by the laser beam. Then due to static electricity, it will attract some toner powder, and the printing effect will come out. The core of this printing technology is Laser Imaging Technology, which was born in Xerox in 1971. HP CF258 is a relatively popular laser toner cartridge. Thus, the printing technology of HP 58A and HP 58X are both lase, providing you with more crisp black text and high stability.

(2)Compatible Printer

HP CF258 laserjet toner cartridges works in the laser printer HP with the high printing speed. Generally speaking, HP laser printers are easier to maintain than inkjet printers because the former do not need to clean the nozzles as often as the latter. What are the compatible HP printers for HP CF258A and CF258X? In most cases, the ink and toners of the same model are compatible with the same printers, so the HP58A and HP58X have identical compatibility.

The following are the compatible HP printers:

HP LaserJet Pro M404 series
HP LaserJet Pro M404dn
HP LaserJet Pro M404dw
HP LaserJet Pro M404n
HP LaserJet Pro MFP M428 series
HP LaserJet Pro MFP M428dw
HP LaserJet Pro MFP M428fdn
HP LaserJet Pro MFP M428fdw
HP Color LaserJet Enterprise
HP LaserJet Enterprise M406dn
HP LaserJet Enterprise MFP M430f


The toner cartridges used in monochrome printers are only black, while the toner cartridges used in color printers have four colors, black cyan yellow and magenta. The three primary colors of pigments-magenta, yellow, and cyan, can be mixed to produce all colors. However, the HP CF258A/X work on the monochrome printer, so they are only black. But HP CF258A/X can print out crisp black text.

(4)Shelf Life

Depending on the technology, the shelf life of the toner cartridges from different manufacturers varies from 24 to 36 months. And the same toner cartridges from one manufacturer with registered trademarks have identical validity period. So HP CF258A and HP CF258X have the same shelf life.
The shelf life of the toner cartridge is related to various factors such as the packaging sealing of the product, and the storage environment. Generally, the date of manufacture will be marked on the outer packaging of the toner cartridge. When the toner cartridge is sealed, the shelf life is always 2-3 years. As long as the toner cartridge is unpacked, it will be affected by the external environment. In this case, it is not easy to maintain the perfect print quality of the toner cartridge. The storage environment of the toner cartridges is particularly important. We recommend storing them in a cool, non-electromagnetic environment between -10°C and 40 °C.

HP F258A

What’re The Differences, HP 58A vs 58X?

(1)Page Yield

The letter “A” in HP toner cartridges stands for standard yield and “X” for high yield. Thus, the 58X cartridge has more toner powder inside and can print more pages than the 58A. HP CF258A black standard-yield toner cartridge can yield 3,000 pages, while 10,000 pages for the 58X CF258X.

Can each HP58A and HP58X print 3,000 pages and 10,000 pages, respectively? First, the page yield is counted by printing with 5% coverage per A4 /Letter-size paper. The 5% coverage means that after A4 paper is printed, the area of the paper covered by toner or ink is 5% (black cyan yellow magenta, each color reaches 5%). It is a standard jointly developed by ISO (International Organization for Standardization) and IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission). Simply put, 5% coverage is equivalent to 1/20 of a piece of A4 paper.

The more texts are printed, the broader the ink and toner coverage on the paper will be. In many cases, the actual coverage is more than 5%. Therefore, the page yield the manufacturer advertised may differ the actual page yield. But you don’t have to worry; the actual page yield of the HP CF258A and HP CF258X will approximately be 3,000 pages and 10,000 pages, respectively.

(2)Price & Cost per page

The cost per page depends on toner cartridge’s price and page yield. (Cost Per Page=Price/Page Yield). Because the price and page yield of HP CF258A and CF258X are not the same, their cost per page is not the same. Undoubtedly, the smaller the cost per page is, the lower the total printing cost will be. The HP 58X high yield toner cartridge has a page yield three times that of the HP 58A standard yield toner cartridge, yet costs only two times as much. Therefore, compared with the cost per page, the HP 58X high yield toner cartridge offers the better value.


Although the HP58A and HP58X look the same, their actual weights differ. Their main components are the same, but the toner capacity they contain is not the same, which is one of the reasons for different page yields. Obviously, HP 58X high yield toner cartridge contains more toner powder than the HP 58A standard yield black toner. So HP 58X is a little heavier than HP 58A.

(4)Working Scenario

A good toner cartridge can make your work and study more effectively. In general, the standard yield toner cartridge is suitable for home use with less printing needs, while the high yield one is more fit for office use with large printing needs. There may be many printer users who desire to reduce printing costs as much as possible. Using the HP CF258A at home can meet everyday printing needs and avoid waste. Also, using CF258X in a large office can reduce cost per page and also save time (the page yield of 10,000 pages can save you much time to replace a new toner cartridge.)

HP 58X vs 58A, Which One Is More Worth Buying?

With the above comparative analysis, we already know the similarities and differences between the HP58A and the HP58X. There is no unique answer to this question: HP 58X vs 58A , which is better? I cannot guarantee that the HP 58A CF258A is better than the HP 58X CF258X or the opposite. Nothing is best, but you can choose one more suitable for you. How to make a choice? You can decide which one to buy according to your needs and budget. If you don’t print often, you can try our standard-yield HP58A toner. To meet your great demand for printing and save money, you can try high-yield HP58X toner.

What Do You May Care About HP 58A or HP 58X From YB?

1.Are There Any Differences Between The Original HP Toner Cartridges And The Compatible Toner Cartridges?

The toner cartridges produced by the printer manufacturer is the original toner cartridge. In contrast, toner cartridges produced by different compatible manufacturers are compatible toner cartridges. Either original or compatible toner cartridges can be used on the corresponding printers. But there are some subtle differences between them.

(1)With Different Print Quality

In general, HP original ink and toners are of professional quality. Many people use genuine HP toner cartridges to keep high quality printing. But different compatible HP laserjet toner cartridges made by compatible manufacturers print with varying degrees of quality. Fortunately, YB offers guaranteed-quality HP ink and toner replacements, especially the HP CF258A and CF258X. So you can shop your ideal HP CF258A or HP 58X with high quality printing from YB.

(2)With Different Store Pricing

If you keep an eye on office supplies, you may find that some HP printers come at a low price. Why? You can buy a printer that can be used for many years because the printer’s shelf life is relatively long. However, the toner cartridge as a consumable needs to be replaced frequently. Let’s say you bought a coffee machine, which can works for many years. But when you’re done with a bag of coffee beans, you need to buy a new one. You can think of the printer as your coffee machine, and the toner cartridge as the coffee beans. If so, you need to buy one printer but plenty of toner cartridges.

Therefore, the original manufacturer obtains main profit by selling the toner cartridges, not the printers. Some genuine toner cartridges are even more expensive than printers. However, the price of compatible toner cartridges is very affordable because the compatible market is very competitive, so different compatible manufacturers will appropriately lower their prices in order to win more customers.

(3)With Different Public Preference

Initially, there were only original toner cartridges, so people had no choice but to use the original. With the development of the compatible toner cartridge market, compatible toner cartridges are becoming increasingly popular, which have won the favor of many printer users with their affordable price and relatively good quality. Especially YB, a toner cartridge supplier that has been deeply engaged in the field of office consumables for more than ten years. Please believe we that we can service printer users more effectively owning to our over ten years of industry experience.

2.Do The HP 58A Or HP 58X Toner Replacements YB offers Come With The Chip?

The chip is one of the most important part of the toner cartridge, which enables the printer to recognize that you have replaced a new one and record the toner level. In order to satisfy different customers, we provide two options–HP CF258A/X with chip and without chip. You can choose any product you like. The HP CF258A/X with chip can make you worry-free because you do not need to insert another chip when using these. And for those who want to save more, we offer the HP 58A/X without chip. Please pay attention that you need to remove the chip from the old original toner cartridge to the new HP58A without chip. Additionally, we will provide you with tools to replace the toner cartridge for free. Shop your ideal HP 58A toner with chip and HP CF258X toner cartridge with chip in YB.

3.How To Get Free Shipping If I Want To Buy YB Compatible HP CF258A Or CF258X?

If you live in continental America, there is no freight for orders above $30. You can feel free to buy HP CF258A or CF258X black toner cartridges with or without chip from YB. What’s more, we will arrange same-day shipping for orders placed before 4:00 pm PST or 5:00 pm EST. And orders after 4:00 pm PST or 5:00 pm EST will be shipped the next day. We guarantee that receiving your order won’t take too long. In addition, we prepared some particular regulations for residents of Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and Jalisco, Mexico residents. If you reside in these areas, get in touch with us for further information about the freight.

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