HP Ink Challenge: Week 1; Part 1
As I told you last week, I am one of 100 bloggers across the country chosen to participate in the HP Ink Challenge. HP wants us to discover, and share, the differences between HP brand ink, and refilled ink cartridges.
In order to help us participate in this challenge, HP sent me two brand new HP Photosmart D110a e-All-in-One Inkjet Printers, and supplies (paper, ink, photo paper etc., and a set of used ink cartridges and a gift card for me to get the cartridges refilled locally).
First off, let me tell you, I love these printers! Our original printer is an HP LaserJet that we like very much already. It does a great job on printing hundreds of church bulletins a week, and also handles all of my other, smaller, printing jobs as well. However, I remember the day that we purchased it and brought it home. It took The Rev. hours to get it hooked up to our Mac, and never was able to get it to print wirelessly (that was one of the features we were looking forward to). I was thrilled to be able to hook up both of the Photosmart printers in less than an hour, and I was able to fully utilize the wireless features! I did not even need my teenage tech support!
The Photosmart series printers feature one touch set up, and all I really had to do was plug them in and follow the on screen prompts. Easy Peasy! The best part about them having wireless connect-ability is that with two of them, I don’t have to tie up two USB ports on my USB hub! (And guess what? Now I can print from my iPad!)
Once my new printers were set up my first task was to identify them as HP Ink and Refill Ink. A few labels and a Sharpie marker and the first task was done.
Chime in! How do you think the challenge will turn out? Do you have experience with refilled printer ink? Where did you get your cartridges refilled? Did you refill them yourself? Will your next ink purchase be new or refilled? You Know I’d love to hear from you!
Check out part two of this series, Getting Refilled