Separated ink cartridges for HP Posted on 25/07/2005 at 10:50 by Vincent
At least, after years of waiting, HP has released the first general public inkjet printer, the Photosmart 8250, with separated cartridges. Be aware though it is quite expensive: 199€. We feel however by looking at the product that this price is justified. The 8250 really is a new kind of printer. It is for us the first HP printer with low ink consumption. The cost for one print with the photo pack (6 cartridges + 150 pages) is 27 cents, instead of 73 cents (!) with the monobloc ink cartridges (including the photo) Photosmart printers. If the cost per page is so drastically reduced, HP could take to Canon the most economical manufacturer title. According to the characteristics it is at least the fastest: 32 ppm for text, 14 seconds per photos.
Last but not least particularity, this printer has an ink recycling system for ink ejected during cleaning cycles. If ink ends up wasted for other printers, it is recycled with the 8250 and then re-injected in the right cartridge. No more ink will be wasted.
This technological marvel will hit the market next August 18 for an MSRP of €199.