HP warns Walgreens, OfficeMax on ink ...

HP warns Walgreens, OfficeMax on ink sales

There are 130 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Jun 22, 2006, titled HP warns Walgreens, OfficeMax on ink sales. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

Hewlett-Packard Co., the world's largest printer-maker, has asked Walgreen Co. and OfficeMax Inc.

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chris hayes

Olathe, KS

#133 Jul 14, 2013
Curious Roxas wrote:
I forgot about American freedom of choice when Obama got elected and bribed congress into voting Obamacare into law. I also forgot about the American entrepreneurial spirit. I could not accept all that hope and change(actually change back for your dollar.
America "love it or leave it". I left it in 2008 and now live very happily abroad with my new HP 4625 All in One.
did you really find a way to blame president Obama in this thread wtf is wrong with some people
peter griffen

Imperial, MO

#134 Jul 14, 2013
ink refills suck..and if wags has to pay a few millions if lose lawsuit, who cares. they just spent 80 million on that florida drug f-up..i'd like to take those ink needles, shove a few in wassons ass and fill it up with "common sense" and "empathy for the store employees".
Tech Dude

Uniondale, NY

#135 Jan 13, 2014
I purchased this ink from OfficeMax and it is cheap!!!!! The ink dried on my print head and my printer needed replacing. If anyone states the company is not aware of this cheap low end product you are fooling yourself...Sorry Office Max, you lost my business and you will pay for what you destroyed!!!!!

Your product in which you have your name on is faulty and you know it, why wouldn't you research or test your own product? I bet you did and just don't care.... You suck I lost all faith.

OFFICEMAX INK KILLED MY PRINTER!!!!!!!!!!
Larry

Gilbert, AZ

#136 Feb 23, 2014
officemax dumbass wrote:
At office max the ink refill machine exhausts the ink from the cartridge that is going to be refilled down to a specified weight then refills it but not always with the same amount usually less most of the time you cant get the print head fully unclogged but the managers are under orders from there district managers to sell so many a day or else so the poor customer goes home with a cartridge that is not fully filled at wont in some cases print with out leaving lines the whole machine is the biggest waste of time for employees and customer OH YA office max uses the same ink for all HP and LEXMARK and DELL cartridges black or color it has made more angry customers and employees then anything
Please use punctuation!
thespaz

Columbia City, IN

#137 Feb 23, 2014
Much like the gaming undustry cartridge sales lower the price of printers. If you were to pay full price most printers would be 30 to 40 more dollars each. They sale the printers to resellers at near cost.
Transam

Albany, NY

#138 Jun 5, 2014
The DNA thing is bs. The black in on most HPs is a simple pigment (a resin particle suspended in a resin liquid). Most color cartridges are dye based except on large Officejets like 932, 940, 950 series cartridges which are pigment color tanks (not cartridges). The real concern with refilling HP cartridges with printheads on them is the boiling process. They are meant for one time use, the copper gets old quick when refilled. HP and canon boil the ink first (hence the old bubblejet name) before spraying on the paper. The other issue is the size of the pigment particle. If the printer prints at 5 picoliters, putting a 10 picoliter particle in the cartridge will clog the head.

Epson uses a micropiso technology, that varies the droplet size and doesn't require boiling the ink. But it is still either a dye or pigment. And the heads clog if you don't print enough.

Alps uses a dot matrix technology that in the end probably was the best idea. But they didn't last long.

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#140 Dec 9, 2014
OEMs like HP will still be crying about why third party printing consumables affect the quality of prints or kill the shelf life of their printers. I understand why they are doing it since it really does hurt their business. What I don't understand is their recklessness to throw such blows on a smarter generation where information is but a click away.
sellWAG

Knoxville, TN

#141 Dec 10, 2014
The terms of use/service with HP, canon, Epsom, fell, and every other printer manufacturer states that if you use anything other than a new, company certified ink cartridge, you are violating those terms and can legally have your printer, computer, and any peripherals connected to either( that includes mobile devices) can be confiscated by said company. This has never ever happened but it's legal if it does.
sellWAG

Knoxville, TN

#142 Dec 10, 2014
Epson, not Epsom.

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#144 Dec 14, 2014
sellWAG wrote:
The terms of use/service with HP, canon, Epsom, fell, and every other printer manufacturer states that if you use anything other than a new, company certified ink cartridge, you are violating those terms and can legally have your printer, computer, and any peripherals connected to either( that includes mobile devices) can be confiscated by said company. This has never ever happened but it's legal if it does.
There is a law that supersedes those things. The Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act of 1975, a federal law authored by Sen. Warren Magnuson and Rep. John Moss that set a national standard for product warranties. The Magnuson-Moss law prohibits a manufacturer from putting out a “tie-in” provision–meaning that a manufacturer can’t void an owner’s warranty just because he or she used a properly functioning component made by another company. This is why they can only spread rumors and build misconceptions but can't take action.

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