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Honor Student
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Member Since: ‎06-11-2011
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HP 02 Cartridges being discontinued?

I have a HP Photosmart 8250 and it uses the Vivera 02 Ink system. I love the printer although it seems to be having some issues lately printing half pages over and over again. It doesn't happen often. But the ink has been a nightmare although it has the best printed photos. I went to Target today to buy a cartridge and the 02 ink was gone and two were in the "clearance" area. The manager said 02 cartidges were discontinued in Target stores and they can't order them anymore.  


Are the new Photosmart printers and ink systems better? What model?

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Member Since: ‎09-10-2011
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Re: HP 02 Cartridges being discontinued?

Hi irishjdf,


HP printers manufactured for over 5 years will no longer be supplied with accessories (i.e. power adapters, ink cartridges, printhead). So there, unfortunately, there are no more 02 inks that can be supplied. (although it may vary from one country to another)


There are a lot of printers you can check online. Most Photosmart series are all-in-ones (AIOs) like Photosmart C310a, Photosmart C410a, Photosmart B110a, etc. You can also call your local HP sales consultant. Smiley Happy

Cheers! Smiley Happy

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Honor Student
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Member Since: ‎07-13-2010
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Re: HP 02 Cartridges being discontinued?

I'm not thrilled, I love my Photosmart C7200 series pirnter. But I have been thinking lately about getting one that I can print directly onto CDs with - maybe an Epson Artisan. I hear they are awesone. My C7200 does have a problem with constantly losing the wireless connection and has to be deleted from then reinstalled on my HP laptop. So although I don't really want to purchase another printer, this is as good an excuse as any to do so. Thanks HP for forcing me to switch. 

Honor Student
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Member Since: ‎07-13-2010
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Re: HP 02 Cartridges being discontinued?

May be time to try some of the remanufactured cartridges.......I've always stuck with the OEM product, but when OEM support /supply is no longer available, why not? What's to lose?

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Member Since: ‎03-25-2013
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Re: HP 02 Cartridges being discontinued?

Just buy the expired ones on eBay they don't go bad for over 10 years as long as someone didn't cook them in the hot FL, AZ, TX,  etc. sun.  I just stocked up on over $1500 retail value for only $329.00.  About 20% of original cost.  Not to shabby eh?  (don't tell anyone else though and don't drive the price up, be patient and try not to pay more than $3.00 delivered.

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