$874 For New HP Ink Cartridges!

Are you insane?  HP have just released a range of new printers that include the HP Officejet Pro X451dw; HP Officejet Pro X476dw Multifunction Printer; HP Officejet X551dw; HP Officejet ProX576dw Multifunction Printer.

All of these printers take the HP970XL/971XL cartridges.  These cartridges are insanely expensive with a set of genuine cartridges selling for the RRP of $874!

And like all genuine cartridges the margins a reseller can get are very thin, so HP is making all the money on these cartridges. At this time we do not have compatible cartridges available and we can supply the genuine set for $790, saving you a few dollars.  If you need these cartridges they are a special order, please contact us to organise this.

I hope you read this before you buy one of the offending printers above, as it will save you a lot of money in the long run.  Ink is not that expensive, but obviously HP has other ways to spend your money.

Canon Maxify Printers – Cannot Change Cartridge

Canon have released a new range of printers called Maxify.  This includes the MB2060, MB2360, IB4060, MB5060, MB5360 printer models.  Unfortunately with this range of printers there is a design flaw that does not allow you to remove a cartridge unless it is empty.

If you experience a fault on a cartridge it cannot be changed, before it runs out, but you cannot empty the cartridge if there is a fault.  This is a classic Catch 22 situation.

But fortunately there is an answer, thanks to the power of You Tube.   See the video below

HP Printers Upgraded Chips

Some of the latest HP printers that take the HP932/933 or HP934/935 or HP950/951 cartridges have a new trick up their sleeve to keep you using genuine cartridges.  HP release a series of chip upgrades that are supposedly there to improve your printing results, but have another purpose and that is to make the compatible cartridges you are using no longer functional.

The upgrade path is known in advance by HP, but our manufacturer only knows about the changes once they happen.  This means that each time there is an update we have to get a new set of cartridges with the latest chips.

There are two ways this plays out, either later model printers will require a cartridge with a new chip or an upgrade on the printer will mean that the cartridges you are using will suddenly stop working.  This second one happens when you have subscribed to automatic updates or installed an update from the manufacturer.

The end result is a frustrating series of cartridge replacements and updates, that are designed to compel you to buy very expensive Genuine HP cartridges.

There is a good reason that one of our two rules when buying a new printer is do not buy HP printers.


Happy Easter, We Have a Winner

We have a winner! Congratulations to Kim M from Goodwood Heights in Auckland. She is the winner of our 40,000 invoice printer giveaway. We will be sending Kim a brand new Brother MFCJ4620DW printer just for being order 40,000 order. Congratulations to our runners up as well who were sent an extra set of cartridges with their orders. We hope everyone had a great break over Easter, thank you all for choosing Affordable Ink as your printer cartridge supplier. Keep an eye out for your next chance to win when we get to order 41,000 when we will be giving away more cartridges free of charge.

Win a Brand New Brother Printer

We are approaching invoice number 40,000 and to celebrate we are giving away a brand new Brother MFCJ4620dw printer valued at $249.95. We can barely believe how far we have come since our simple beginnings and we’d like to say a BIG thank you to all our customers for the continued support and loyalty.

To win this modern, multi-function printer all you have to do is purchase a set of cartridges and be invoice 40,000, and you win! Its that easy. Spot prizes of a free set of cartridges will be given to order 39,999 and 40,001 so you have 3 chances to win.

We expect to hit 40,000 before the end of next week.

Brother Printers CashBack Promo

Brother has been running a Cashback promotion ending soon with great savings on a range of printers. This is a great chance to save up to $150 on some great printers like the MFC5320DW, a powerful multifunction printer/copier/scanner featuring wireless printing, touchscreen and the ability to print on A3 paper. This printer uses LC233 or LC235XL/LC239XL cartridges available from Affordable Ink. Cashback offer ends on 29th February, see the range of included printers here.


Happy New Year

A slightly belated Happy New Year to all our wonderful customers. We hope you all had a great break. Congratulations to the winners of free sets of ink over this period, most recently John in the Far North who received a extra set of canon cartridges. “What a great surprise to receive an extra set of ink cartridges for being the 38000th  customer!!!!”

Free Ink Cartridges for Order 35000

Another 1000 invoices have gone by with order 35000 going to Paul France last week, and with it, a free set of ink cartridges. We like to give back to the customer so every 1000th order gets a complimentary set of cartridges. You chance to win just around the corner so stock up soon.

Your Chance to Win

Order 34000 left us a couple of weeks ago and with it a free set of ink cartridges for Lynn in Porirua. Your chance to win a free set is not far away and couldn’t be easier, just purchase a set of ink cartridges and if you hit invoice 35000, you win!

Winners Catch Up

We have had 2 winners of free ink cartridges since our last blog post. Order 31000 and 32000 have left the office, and as is tradition, we gave those two lucky customers free sets of ink cartridges. Congratulations to Janice from CHCH and Lance from Tauranga. Order 33000 isn’t far away, will you be our next surprise winner?