I bought a second-hand HP OfficeJet Pro 8024 and it has served me well for several years.
In view of the exorbitant price of HP cartridges I found a very helpful and reliable company that sells compatible cartridges at a fraction of the HP cost that have worked very well. But then …
A printer update suddenly prevented me from using anything but HP cartridges. Flatly refused to do anything when I changed one cartridge. I suspect that I may have accidentally given the printer permission to access the internet - so my fault, if so.
A delightful lady at CartridgeSave explained it all and a search for HP articles confirmed their draconian attitude. And it can’t be undone. So I had to buy a full set of HP cartridges.
The lady at CartridgeSave tells me:
I do know that manufacturers such as Canon, Brother, and Epson do not do printer firmware updates as HP does
and it will probably be more economical for me to buy a brand new printer from one of those companies and use compatible cartridges. Be aware, though, I’ve seen on the web that when buying a new printer it is wise to read the outer box to check that compatible cartridges are allowed. I’ll post any more info as I find it.
I would be grateful if Members would comment on which of those manufacturers serves Linux best in their experience.
This link reports on a possible way of removing the problem. I’ll give it a go and report back.
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