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16/10/2020 EU Green Week puts the spotlight on nature as our strongest ally in green recovery

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.

13/10/2020 Most Plastic Will Never Be Recycled! But Who is To Blame?

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?

12/10/2020 COVID-19 impact on plastic crisis

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.

28/09/2020 23% of imported products not REACH and CLP compliant

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.

25/09/2020 HP issues the most firmware updates so far

 Between January and August this year, five OEM brands issued 707 firmware updates, or which 38 blocked aftermarket products.

21/09/2020 Prince Charles warns climate crisis will 'dwarf the impact' of coronavirus pandemic

The stark message is part of a keynote speech that the prince has recorded for the opening event of a virtual climate summit.

13/09/2020 Everyone should watch: Extinction (the facts) by David Attenborough on BBC

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. 

07/09/2020 UKCRA wins in complaint against HP

HP has given assurances to the United Kingdom’s Advertising Standards Authority that they will remove the claims from their future advertising. 

26/08/2020 HP original cartridges won’t work in HP printers?

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.

05/08/2020 ETIRA demands ‘fast action’ following EU’s Circular Economy report

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.

29/07/2020 HP urged to take ‘path of sustainability’

The European Toner and Inkjet Remanufacturers Association (ETIRA) is urging HP to rethink its latest printer firmware update.

27/07/2020 It’s official, OEM inks are seriously expensive

UK Consumer magazine Which, drills down on just how expensive OEM branded inks are with some costing more that 32 year old Scotch whiskey.

24/07/2020 NASA on remanufactured cartridges

NASA spends $490,000 (€423,000) on remanufactured cartridges but comments to the EPA that new cartridges with recycled content should be considered.

29/06/2020 80,000 printers a day vulnerable to hacking

The Shadowserver Foundation’s new Internet Printing Protocol (IPP) scan found 80,000 hackable printers.

20/06/2020 HP releases new firmware updates

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.

12/06/2020 More firmware dark arts from HP

No internet connection, not a problem as HP now updates firmware direct from the chip resident on the cartridge.

31/03/2020 The crisis is affecting prices

Prices increase as Airfreight replaces Seafreight as a faster way to restock 

26/03/2020 Buying Printer Cartridges Online? Read This Before You Do

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.

12/03/2020 5 Tips for Staying Productive and Mentally Healthy While You're Working From Home

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.


06/01/2020 How To Identify Counterfeit Printer Cartridges

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.

26/12/2019 Blackford Capital Completes Investment in Cartridge World USA

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.

31/10/2019 Hp raises ink and toner prices again

November 2019 Hp has increased its price on their Ink and Toner cartridges by 10%



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.

09/09/2019 Price increase

CW Cyprus have reviewed our prices on certain own brand ink lines and some increaes were necessary. 

20/06/2019 HP Inkjet Printers - Dynamic Security Feature Affecting Cartridges Using Non-HP Security Chip

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

15/05/2019 How Many Pages? A Guide to Cartridge Page Yield

It’s important to note that there are many variables that can impact how many pages your cartridge will print.

07/05/2019 How to Turn Off HP® Printer Firmware Updates

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:  

PDF: How to Turn OFF Printer Firmware Updates

16/04/2019 HP issues firmware updates affecting 903/953/973 inks

Our suggestion is:  not updating HP 95X range printers to the latest firmware version 1910AR

11/03/2019 Hessen court deems toner dust no health hazard

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.”


28/09/2018 Cartridge World Named a Top 2018 Global Franchise

Being recognized for achievement is always an honor. Recently, Entrepreneur Magazine named Cartridge World one of the top global franchises of 2018.Cartridge World top 500 franchise


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.

29/08/2018 Educational 3D printing primed for expansion

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.

06/08/2018 HP’s cartridge upgrade causes concern

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.

10/05/2018 GDPR Compliance

CW Cyprus is busy ensuring it is ready for the deadline

27/04/2018 HP MD on taking on the fakes

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.

23/04/2018 Moving to Another Country? Cartridges You Buy There May Not Work in Your Printer

Helpful article by 

September 2017

19/03/2018 An insight into the quality behind our toners

This blog explains the detailed innovation needed to deliver our high performance toners.

28/02/2018 Hp raises it's ink prices again

Price hike by between 5 and 10 percent hit Cyprus in March.

21/02/2018 Epson accused of ‘bricking out’ cartridges

Comment from CW Cyprus: Fortunately no issues reported to us in Cyprus. Our CW cartridges are working as normal.

27/11/2017 Cartridge World Cyprus achieves HP Gold status

The Cypriot subsidiary of Cartridge World has been named an HP Gold Imaging and Printing Partner.

06/10/2017 HP misleads customers about remanufactured cartridges?

In a new leaflet released by HP, the firm warns against clones, counterfeits and remanufactured cartridges.

HP flyer

03/10/2017 CW are experts in recommending the right printer for you

A versatile range of printers available in-store:

Limassol – Nicosia – Larnaca – Paphos – Paralimni

20/09/2017 Printer manufacturers face French lawsuit

Executives from HP, Canon, Epson and Brother could be handed a prison sentence and all companies face hefty fines if found guilty.

15/09/2017 Another September 13th update disaster

The company’s latest security update is preventing third-party cartridges from functioning, prompting a slew of ‘Cartridge Problem’ errors.

14/09/2017 Breaking news: HP closes out after-market chips on HP 934 / 950 970 ink tanks

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.

23/06/2017 Introducing our partner stores in Malta

Cartridge World Malta

07/06/2017 Cartridge World UK launches new business solution

The franchise has launched a nationwide cost effective programme to aid local businesses called “why buy a printer?”CW UK

27/04/2017 Cartridge World opens store in Nairobi

The Standard Digital reported that this latest addition strengthens Cartridge World’s East African presence to four stores in total.


13/10/2016 HP Firmware Update Reverses Non-Original Ink Lock

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.

29/09/2016 Has Big Brother taken over YOUR printer...and secretly made sure it can only use ink more expensive than champagne?

Computer giant HP is facing a backlash after blocking customers from using cheaper ink cartridges in its printers


29/09/2016 HP apologises for ink-blocking update

HP has backtracked on a software update that blocked some ink cartridges made by third parties.

Read Article Here:


19/09/2016 HP printers start rejecting budget ink cartridges

Large numbers of HP printer owners found their printers stopped recognising unofficial printer ink cartridges on 13 September.


16/06/2016 Cartridge World’s Unveils New Mobile App, PrintWorld®,

at International Franchise Expo June 16-18 in New York City Cartridge World®—Printworld™—powered by Samsung®

22/04/2016 EARTH DAY 22nd April

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)


11/03/2016 Cartridge World wins the Global Brand Award

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.


08/03/2016 HP Inc responds to Windows 10 issues

Neal McChristy was told by the OEM that it “never prevents a customer from using a refill or remanufactured cartridge”.

15/02/2016 Cartridge World Recognized as one of Franchise Times’ 2016 Dealmakers

Cartridge World has received yet another prestigious award, this time in the franchising

27/01/2016 UK parliament cartridge suppliers “too expensive”

MP Luke Hall has “saved hundreds of pounds” by avoiding official suppliers and using a third-party company that recycles used consumables.

15/01/2016 Cartridge World launches global quality initiative

The company has opened a global procurement centre in China to help “improve global print quality standards”.


20/11/2015 OEM cartridges one of “biggest shopping rip-offs”

An article covering “the biggest rip-offs and mark-ups” names original printer cartridges, and recommends using “refurbished replacements” or refills instead.

11/10/2015 Remanufacturing produces “superior” cartridges to originals

A technology news site has said remanufactured printer cartridges are “just as good or even better” than originals.

07/09/2015 Dubai police seize two million toner cartridges

Ajman Police in Ajman, Dubai, have seized two million counterfeit toner cartridges worth Dh75 million ($20.4 million/€18 million).