04-03-2009 09:03 AM
04-03-2009 01:05 PM
I have an HP deskjet F4140 and it is the same with this one......now i just replace only the black ink, color ink goes even faster...i would not buy another HP again b/c of this....and the **bleep** cartriges cost almost as much as a new printer!!!! it is crazy....
but no, you aren't doing anything wrong.....
04-04-2009 04:14 PM
in that kind of problem, you better try to get another printer or try to call hp and have a replacement for that. the printing mechanism of the printer has a problem. it is spraying too much ink. that is the only solution.
04-06-2009 10:37 AM
The J3480 is designed as a low usage home printer. The cartridges are relatively small, the #21 is rated at 200 pages and the slightly larger #27 is rated at 330 pages according to HP's testing. Which cartridges are you using? The #27 would be a better value, but for a small business a different printer may be a better choice. I noticed in yesterday's Staples ad an HP Officejet Pro L7590 at $169 with an additional discount of $50 with a printer trade-in. This unit has much larger cartridges, 880 pages for the black #88 and 2450 pages for the #88xl cartridges, see here for details.
Bob Headrick, Microsoft MVP Printing/Imaging
Bob Headrick, Microsoft MVP Windows Expert - Consumer, HP Expert
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04-06-2009 01:49 PM
Yeah. I could not believe the number of ink cartridges this sucks in -- 14 cartridges in 3 months and I only print 200 pages a week. I wished I had kept my old c720. I did buy a universal black ink refill kit from Office Max ($13). It's messy but seems to partially work. I've refilled the black ink cartridge twice now. I get all kinds of threat messages from the printer (this will viod your warranty and it will not display the ink level) but it seems to work. I should get 8 refills from the kit.
Never HP again