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    HP 27 Cartridge

    I just installed an HP 27 black cartridge on my HP 3845 printer. How many pages should these print? My sister-in-law printed about 1/4 ream of paper and the cartridge is showing about 1/2 empty. The printing was all text with little bold text in the titles only.

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    Re: HP 27 Cartridge

    John

    That sounds about right sadly. I only print when absolutely necessary on my inkjet. cartridges can cost anything up to
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    Re: HP 27 Cartridge

    It really depends on the amount of ink on the page.

    According to this HP web page that printer should manage about 220 pages from a cartridge, but there is a big disclaimer about what this number means.

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    Re: HP 27 Cartridge

    Do not believe any message which says that the cartridge is empty.
    This is often pessimistic guesswork on the part of the printer driver.
    The cartridge should be replaced only when the printing is faint or uneven.
    Your eyes are a better judge of print quality than is HP!

    John

    <small>... who once printed about 500 pages AFTER being told that a 78 colour cartridge was empty...<small>
    <font face="Script MT Bold"><font color=blue><big><big>John</big></big></font color=blue></font face=script>

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    Re: HP 27 Cartridge

    I agree completely with John's <post#=510,056>post 510,056</post: >. At work we regularly run HP & Lexmark laser & inkjet printers well beyond the notification of a print/laser cartridge needing replacement. I do the same at home with an Espon printer. Let your eyes be the judge.

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    Re: HP 27 Cartridge

    Also note that some of the "Bargain" deals are really the OEM cartridge that comes with a printer and is only half full if that much.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: HP 27 Cartridge

    I probably shouldn't have tossed the first cartridge. I can't remember if they told me it was fading or not. They just said it was almost empty...

    The "eyes" have it...

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