HP has entered into a $1.3 million settlement agreement with Euroconsumers, a cluster of consumer organisations based in Belgium, Italy, Spain and Portugal.
When it comes to technology, you may get conflicting advice about how to best maintain it. Is it better to leave my printer on or turn it off when I’m not using it? Should I use low-power or standby mode? Here are some things to take into consideration when determining what is best for your printer:
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Forget all the promises and marketing out there from printer brands. Forget those “top printer” articles that lead to Amazon pages (most are just affiliate marketing links that throw kickbacks to the original website).
HP has launched another firmware update on the 15th August targeted at the HP LaserJet Pro MFP M428-M429 series printers. The firmware affects the consumables and the update is 002/2230D.
Please be aware that on 14th July 2022, HP released
two firmware updates.
The owner-director of Cartridge World in Cyprus has been interviewed by the local chamber of commerce and industry giving him the opportunity to testify to the benefits of recycling.
Limassol Chaber of Commerce interview with our Director about going green and internships.
Or, how not to do a firmware update!
Epson was awarded Technology Prize for the invention of a method to reduce printing unevenness during bidirectional printing with inkjet printer.
It might have taken longer to filter through but prices are rising in Jan 2022
Were tonnes of waste cartridges classified as hazardous waste and landfilled, rather than treated as WEEE?
Australia must join the global ‘right to repair’ movement with a holistic reform of consumer, competition and environmental law to ensure recognition of consumers’ ‘right to repair’ goods rather than having to throw them out and replace them.
Cartridge World Cyprus celebrates their 20th anniversary this year with a new product range.
In reply to ETIRA’s request, representatives of EU commissioners met with ETIRA President Javier Martinez online and discussed the Green Deal.
Microsoft will announce the new Windows 11 operating system later this month and older printers may not be supported.
Are you ready?
Spain set to approve new law requiring manufacturers to pay the full cost of recycling in a move that will raise €725 million ($886 million).https://www.therecycler.com/posts/etira-scores-a-win-in-spain/
In a recent report the US Federal Trade Commission confirms large companies are hurting small businesses, undermining ownership rights, and hurting the planet with their anti-repair actions.
The Euroconsumers group seeks €150 ($180) compensation for each printer owner from HP for unlawfully blocking third party cartridges by pushing firmware update
The OEM said in its announcement that HP+ is the future of printing, designed for the new hybrid models of how we live and work.
The Recycler understands that HP has recently issued another firmware update that locks our certain aftermarket 903 cartridges.
Italy did it, Spain did it and it looks like the rest of the EU states may well do it, but Costco have stopped doing it. Find out what in this latest podcast from The Recycler podcast, David Connett and Peter Mayhew, talk sanguinely about the imaging market.
The Business Berg Magazine, announced the award as one of the “10 Best Franchises to Open in 2021”.
David Connett, Partner at Connett & Unland GbR shares his thoughts on the emerging trend for repairability.
Stanford researchers have identified four causes for ‘Zoom fatigue’ and their simple fixes It is not just Zoom. Popular video chat platforms have design flaws that exhaust the human mind and body.
Editors comment: (CW Cyprus Already offers to recycle Computers/Printers for our customers when they buy replacement hardware from us. We then recycle it according to WEEE guidelines)
The European Commission and national consumer authorities released the results of a screening of websites (“sweep”), an exercise carried out each year to identify breaches of EU consumer law in online markets.
This year, for the first time ever, the sweep focused on ‘greenwashing’, the practice by which companies claim they are doing more for the environment than they actually are. The “sweep” analysed green online claims from various business sectors such as garments, cosmetics and household equipment.
At the end of January, Italy inked into law their November 2019 “Minimum environmental criteria for the supplies of toner and inkjet cartridges” (CAMs) for the award of the integrated service for the return of used toner and inkjet cartridges, preparation for reuse and supply of remanufactured toner and inkjet cartridges.
Finally Canon and Epson tigthten up on patent infringing ink cartridges that are sold via Amazon.
UK tax authorities (HMRC) have closed a VAT loophole that will see Chinese products sold on online marketplaces like Amazon and eBay rise by 20%.
The aftermarket responds to Italy’s €10 million ($12 million) penalty on HP and others take to social media to comment.
The Authority ascertained that the firmware and dynamic security restrictions on the use of non-original cartridges are not adequately highlighted on the sales packages.
The European Parliament has voted in favour of making products more durable and easier to repair and recycle, and by providing consumers with more rights and information.
The European Parliament calls on the EU Commission to grant consumers a “right to repair”.
The German government confirms there are no resulting risks from ultrafine particles from laser printers for indoor spaces/ workplaces.
We are informed that on Nov.2 HP has pushed new firmware update called 20201021 for those printers using HP CF500 toner cartridge series (CF500/CF510/CF530/CF540) through WiFi and wired network causing the replacement chips to be un-recognised by the corresponding upgraded printer. Updated printer shows an error message on the display as follow:
After Covid-19, we know that radical changes can happen fast. What we don't know yet is how to make the most of this new beginning, for people and nature.
It’s no secret that oil and gas companies make far more money creating new plastic than they would reusing older plastic. So where is the incentive for them to do so?
An investigation by Reuters found that the majority of recycling businesses have shrunk by more than 20% in Europe, by 50% in parts of Asia and as much as 60% in the US.
A pilot project by ECHA’s Enforcement Forum examining imports of products into the EU has found that 23 % of inspected products were non-compliant with REACH and CLP.
Between January and August this year, five OEM brands issued 707 firmware updates, or which 38 blocked aftermarket products.
The stark message is part of a keynote speech that the prince has recorded for the opening event of a virtual climate summit.
With a million species at risk of extinction, Sir David Attenborough explores how this crisis of biodiversity has consequences for us all, threatening food and water security, undermining our ability to control our climate and even putting us at greater risk of pandemic diseases.
HP has given assurances to the United Kingdom’s Advertising Standards Authority that they will remove the claims from their future advertising.
Effective 1st December 2020 certain HP original ink cartridges may no longer work in HP printers.
Editor’s Opinion: You could not make this up could you. In the run up to the Christmas holiday, HP will lock out their own cartridges and to compound this, offer no guidance on swopping out cartridges with the short expiry dates.
The European Toner and Inkjet Remanufacturers Association (ETIRA) has issued an open letter to the EU, demanding ‘fast action’ to stop the ‘devastating impact’ the printing industry is having on the environment.
The European Toner and Inkjet Remanufacturers Association (ETIRA) is urging HP to rethink its latest printer firmware update.
UK Consumer magazine Which, drills down on just how expensive OEM branded inks are with some costing more that 32 year old Scotch whiskey.
NASA spends $490,000 (€423,000) on remanufactured cartridges but comments to the EPA that new cartridges with recycled content should be considered.
The Shadowserver Foundation’s new Internet Printing Protocol (IPP) scan found 80,000 hackable printers.
The Recycler has been advised that the OEM has released its latest firmware update which can affect third party replacement cartridges for HP 63/302 series cartridges.
No internet connection, not a problem as HP now updates firmware direct from the chip resident on the cartridge.
Prices increase as Airfreight replaces Seafreight as a faster way to restock
The Coronavirus crisis has been a disruptive force across the world. Working remotely for millions of workers is one disruption, a side effect of a new era of “social distancing.” Home offices are no longer an exception but a rule.
With the spread of the novel coronavirus affecting everything, mitigating COVID-19 has become a growing concern. That’s why many companies are mandating or recommending that as many employees as possible work remotely until the virus can be slowed.
It’s hard to tell what’s real and what’s not real today. Fake news floods social media and CGI can make Robert DeNiro look like a spring chicken in The Irishman.
Blackford Capital, a national private equity firm headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan, today announced its investment in the U.S. business of Cartridge World, a franchised network for the leading printing consumables brand. Blackford has completed an investment in the Cartridge World brand through the purchase of the brand licensing rights covering the United States territory.
November 2019 Hp has increased its price on their Ink and Toner cartridges by 10%
WHICH? AUGUST 2019
More than half of you are
paying over the odds for
printer ink. 4,710 of the
8,481 Which? members we asked
bought ink from one of the big
four: Brother, Canon, HP or Epson.
CW Cyprus have reviewed our prices on certain own brand ink lines and some increaes were necessary.
This document is for the following printers:
Officejet Pro 6970, 7740, 8210, 8700 series
OfficeJet Pro 6230 series
Officejet 6950 series
OfficeJet 6810, 6820 series
PageWide 300, 400, 500 series
OfficeJet Pro 6830 series
OfficeJet Pro 8610, 8620, 8630, 8640, 8660 series
OfficeJet Pro X451dn/dw, X476dn/dw, X551dw, X576dw
It’s important to note that there are many variables that can impact how many pages your cartridge will print.
HP® printers are designed to periodically receive updates. These updates are for various fixes and improvements;
however, some are designed to prevent the use of third-party cartridges. In order to prevent this happening, and to
allow you to continue to use Cartridge World cartridges, we recommend you do the following on your printer:
Our suggestion is: not updating HP 95X range printers to the latest firmware version 1910AR
Despite recent studies which have raised concerns over possible health issues caused by toner used in laser printers, and by third-party cartridges, the Social Court Hessen has ruled that toner dust “does not make you sick in general.”
Being recognized for achievement is always an honor. Recently, Entrepreneur Magazine named Cartridge World one of the top global franchises of 2018.
For the last two years around September 13, a wide range of HP inkjet printers globally have automatically
released an internal update to the printer firmware that has resulted in locking out Cartridge World products
along with your choice to save money, forcing you to buy expensive HP original inkjet cartridges.
Technavio has published a new market research report on the global 3D printing market in the education sector from 2018-2022, in which it forecasts the market will grow by almost 20 percent.
The OEM has issued its latest firmware upgrade, this time for its range of inkjet printers, timed to coincide with the release of updated cartridges, causing problems for remanufacturers.
CW Cyprus is busy ensuring it is ready for the deadline
HP Inc’s Managing Director for the Middle East, Turkey, and East Africa, has written about the ongoing battle against counterfeiters in the region’s print markets.
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This blog explains the detailed innovation needed to deliver our high performance toners.
Price hike by between 5 and 10 percent hit Cyprus in March.
Comment from CW Cyprus: Fortunately no issues reported to us in Cyprus. Our CW cartridges are working as normal.
The Cypriot subsidiary of Cartridge World has been named an HP Gold Imaging and Printing Partner.
In a new leaflet released by HP, the firm warns against clones, counterfeits and remanufactured cartridges.
A versatile range of printers available in-store:
Limassol – Nicosia – Larnaca – Paphos – Paralimni
Executives from HP, Canon, Epson and Brother could be handed a prison sentence and all companies face hefty fines if found guilty.
The company’s latest security update is preventing third-party cartridges from functioning, prompting a slew of ‘Cartridge Problem’ errors.
After receiving much bad press some months ago for deliberately forcing a firmware update that closed out after-market chips on otherwise functioning ink cartridges, HP does it again, but this time announces that it has done so , and provides firmware upgrade downloads for customers affected.
Cartridge World Malta
The franchise has launched a nationwide cost effective programme to aid local businesses called “why buy a printer?”
The Standard Digital reported that this latest addition strengthens Cartridge World’s East African presence to four stores in total.
HP has now issued another firmware update which effectively reverses the previously imposed lock. Ironically, while the firmware update that imposed the lock was automatically installed on user's systems, the same isn't the case with this reversal, with users having to download and install the appropriate firmware by themselves.
Computer giant HP is facing a backlash after blocking customers from using cheaper ink cartridges in its printers
HP has backtracked on a software update that blocked some ink cartridges made by third parties.
Read Article Here: http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-37503139?SThisFB
Large numbers of HP printer owners found their printers stopped recognising unofficial printer ink cartridges on 13 September.
August 31st 2016: The Silicone Review
To see Cartridge World listed as one of the 50 Most Admired Companies of the Year 2016 http://thesiliconreview.com/magazines/50-most-admired-companies-of-the-year-2016/#more-6297
at International Franchise Expo June 16-18 in New York City Cartridge World®—Printworld™—powered by Samsung®
Cartridge World Cyprus (since 2002) have Re-used (recycled) over Half a million printer cartridges
Saving ¾ of a million kilos of waste from landfill in Cyprus (where it would take 1000 years to degrade)
Cartridge World has won the Imaging Industry ''Global Brand Award", beating out a list of established, highly successful imaging aftermarket companies that included the likes of Clover, MSE, Mito,and others.
Neal McChristy was told by the OEM that it “never prevents a customer from using a refill or remanufactured cartridge”.
Cartridge World has received yet another prestigious award, this time in the franchising
MP Luke Hall has “saved hundreds of pounds” by avoiding official suppliers and using a third-party company that recycles used consumables.
The company has opened a global procurement centre in China to help “improve global print quality standards”.
An article covering “the biggest rip-offs and mark-ups” names original printer cartridges, and recommends using “refurbished replacements” or refills instead.
A technology news site has said remanufactured printer cartridges are “just as good or even better” than originals.
Ajman Police in Ajman, Dubai, have seized two million counterfeit toner cartridges worth Dh75 million ($20.4 million/€18 million).