07-22-2019 06:42 PM
The ads for cartridges for the HP 17A printer say it will print 1600 pages. I am getting 400 pages or less. What a total rip off for close to $70 per cartridge! To whom do I complain? Thanks for your help.
07-22-2019 08:39 PM
According to the Specs for the HP 17a cartridge:
Approximate average yield based on ISO/IEC 19752. Actual yield varies considerably based on content of printed pages and other factors. For details see http://www.hp.com/go/learnaboutsupplies.
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07-23-2019 12:57 AM
Bob is correct, print volume can vary widely depending on how dense your prints are. Standard rating is based on 5% coverage which is basically a double spaced text page.
07-23-2019 12:15 PM
Additionally, do you refer to a purchased HP 17A cartridge or to a cartridge supplied in the printer box?
Be aware that the included cartridge in the box of the printer is smaller and intended for approx. 500-700 pages, not for 1600 pages as a cartridge purchased separately:
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07-23-2019 12:31 PM
I have had the same problem with the cartridge that came with the printer as I have had with cartridges that I have purchased since. It seems that, with each new cartridge, I get fewer and fewer pages printed. This seems like a total rip-off to me. I wish I didn't need my printer. It's very fussy, and it doesn't work well. But then again, that seems to be a universal problem with printers.