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Always Buy The HP 940XL's Never The Starter HP 940 Cartridges.....Low Yield!!
on 3 September 2013
When Hp sell you a new printer (Officejet 8500) they only give you starter cartridges with it which hold a very small amount of ink in them Hp 940 black and the Hp 940 colour cartridges c/m/y (STARTER CARTRIDGES). I was using about 3 black and 2 each of the colours cartridge per month and it was costing me a small forturne. I later found out that Hp do a higher yield versions of the 940 cartridges which cost only a few pounds more but hold far more ink in them than the starter cartridges which I was using before. What you need is a HP 940XL on the black which hold 49mls of ink rather than the 24mls of ink that is in the 940 starter cartridge and on the colours what you should be using is a HP 940XL cartridges c/m/y which holds 16mls each rather than the 7mls which is in the 940 colour starter cartridges. I can even go one better, I now use a company called advantage online who stock the Hp originals 940XL's plus do a British premium compatible 940XL cartridges which hold a impressive 58mls black and 30mls per colour. I have used them a couple of times so far and have been quite impressed. I hope you don't fall into the Hp trap of selling a very good printer (Officejet 8500) at a very cheap price and then trying to charge you load of money for starter cartridges which are nearly empty........