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 user 2005-04-25 at 9:38:00 am Views: 59
  • #9100

    HP condemns the refilling
    of cartridges

    10-15% of the ink cartridges are refilled

    It is a well known fact that producers are not making huge
    profits from selling printers, but from selling supplies associated to these
    devices: toner, paper, etc. It’s easily understood that each company tries to
    distribute its own supplies
    and that using third party supplies might damage your
    printer and cancels the warranty.

    Refilling cartridges is also condemned
    by the producer.

    In conclusion, Hewlett-Packard retaliated and sued two
    companies, claiming they violated several licenses for ink cartridges and
    refilling systems owned by HP. The companies in question are InkCycle and

    The second company was charged with false publicity for
    presenting refilled cartridges as new and original ones.

    According to a
    recent study, it was proven that 10-15% of the cartridge market is represented
    by refills, fact which translates into a heavy loss for the PRINTING Solution
    And for decreasing this loss, several top companies employed
    dubious solutions which forced the users to replace these cartridges after a
    certain period of time, regardless of the quantity pr quality of ink left.

    This method determined several Americans to sue the number one producer
    of printers, users condemning “the programming” system of cartridges that
    rendered them useless after a certain period of time, regardless of the quantity
    of toner left. HP’s ink cartridges contain a controller that allows the
    notification of very low ink levels.