I and the zoo have a love/hate relationship with older hp printers with non oem ink, we love the ink. Printer – meh although the printer in question recently kicked the bucket (my blog) and was replaced.
One day some time ago i was reading slashdot when i noticed that what i write (my blog) was being said by many. Recently one cartridge was ‘REALLY EMPTY’ and after intervening with a button press since we ignore the hp sensor
This even pissed off the zoo staff who started printing to a different laser printer which means to hp that the other printers ink wont be touched and so not replaced until its not printing in a missing colour deemed required.
Two weeks go by and i check out the printer settings on the server to find it to have defaulted to american letter size paper. rather a4 and when i turn it on its ink level is fine and it does not shutdown on start up, or need a ok pressed.
The result for hp is that no ink genuine or otherwise was bought by the zoo.
What really confuses me is that i dont remember downloading a new version of hplip, or changing printer settings on the Linux server to letter size which no sane person directly uses but sends jobs to it.
Its not my reputation HP its yours.