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This printer is the pinnacle of the madness of the printer market. So, you can buy the printer for £29.97 (Inc VAT) including the cartridges. The same cartridges on their own set you back about £22. And a pair of high yield cartridges is more expensive than the printer! When you test budget printers of this sort where the printer without the cartridges is valued at £8, can't you provide the reader with info regarding non-proprietary ink supplies and possibly even test the combination? The value of the printer may be 10/10 as you say but only if you stay away from repeatedly buying the manufacturer's overpriced ink.
I was a great sceptic about 'compatible' cartridges and swallowed all the dire warnings. However out of economic necessity I gave them a go, and the sky did not fall in. The printer nozzles have not clogged up, the print quality is indistinguishable, at least for non-photographic purposes. And to be honest, even photos come out A-OK. Unless you are a semi-pro photog, all tricked out with the full colour calibration kit and a hyper-critical eye etc, then I doubt you are going to notice any difference, other than cost.
Ridiculously cheap to buy and ridiculously expensive to run .. 5 out of 10
so true....any alternative ??....i have already bought it....and suffering now.
This is the worst printer HP has ever made. I do not recommend this printer for anyone.Terrible craftsmanship, sub-par parts, terrible ink cartridges that fail every time you turn around for this model.I have went through 3 of these in the last 1 and a half years and I do not print that much. Get another printer and do NOT waste your money on this junk unless you like to own a large paper weight.
It use HP 301 for black and colour can be replaced with guarantee remanufactured ink cartridges which will save at least 60% and the XL cartridge page per cost is 5.8 for colour 301XL cartridge.
Replaced with guarantee remanufactured ink cartridges which will save at least 60% and the XL cartridge page per cost is 5.8 for colour 301XL cartridge.
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