Hp Officejet 8610 Ink – It’s an old business model. You sell the shavers cheap and then profit by selling the expensive shoulder blades. Hewlett-Packard (HP) and other printer companies have used the razor/blade model for years. Now, they’ve taken it to a whole new level. HP, according to Dutch ink retailer 123inkt.nl, intentionally allows you to use refurbished ink cartridges for HP Officejet printers.
Although HP took the time to get back to me, I tried a third-party ink cartridge in the HP OfficeJet Pro 8610. Of course, that didn’t work. Instead, I was informed that the ink cartridge was damaged. I could not print a single page
Hp Officejet 8610 Ink
Starting in 2015, HP implemented a security chip-related firmware update in HP OfficeJet, OfficeJet Pro, and OfficeJet Pro X printers that maintain secure communication between the cartridge and the printer. The purpose of this update is to protect HP’s creativity and intellectual property. These printers will continue to work with refilled or remanufactured cartridges with a genuine HP security chip. other cartridges may not work Often this feature is installed on an HP printer and is sometimes implemented as part of a printer hardware upgrade.
Original Hp 951xl Magenta High Yield Ink Cartridge
This isn’t the first, and won’t be the last, HP has gone after companies offering consumers a cheap deal on printer ink.
More than a decade ago, HP, Epson and Canon all tried to use smart chips to protect users from using refilled ink cartridges. Since then, HP has sued the companies for infringing their printer cartridge patents.
In this latest line, HP seems to have set September 13 as the D-Day for the unofficial March 2016 firmware update. Your printer does not need to be connected to a network for ink to flow through your printer. According to 123inkt, unlocked printers will experience the same issue if they have the March update installed.
So now, if you want to use your HP OfficeJet printer, you will need to buy official HP ink.
Ink Cartridges For Hp Officejet Pro 8610 8620 8600 Plus (950xl 951xl)
Here’s what that means for your wallet. The standard HP 950 black ink cartridge in my OfficeJet Pro 8610, good for up to 1,000 pages, costs $26.99. HP 951 3-pack color refill, good for 700 pages, is $59.99. So to completely replace my lines it would be $86.98. Or, I can go to my local Staples and buy an HP OfficeJet 3830 printer for $59.99.
Yes that is correct. I can buy an HP OfficeJet with almost the same functionality as the Pro for $17 less than it would cost me to replace the ink in my current printer.
Is it any wonder that consumers are looking for bargains online? And is it any wonder that HP will go to great lengths to make sure you can’t? No and no.