Ink Jet Printers without Print Heads Installed

  Bayleaf 18:52 08 Apr 2015

Hi there.

Could anyone advise on which wireless all in one printers have the print heads installed on the Ink cartridges as opposed to Installed in the machine.

I have a HP Photosmart D7160 printer which is a really good printer with the print heads installed on the cartridges which rules out the problem of machine printheads drying out and clogging. Problem is I now understand some of the new HP printers have the print heads installed in the machines, but which ones?

Regards Bayleaf

  alanrwood 19:39 08 Apr 2015

Most of them as it is far cheaper to make a cartridge without the print head included.

  BRYNIT 21:48 08 Apr 2015

Nearly all new HP printer will have two cartridges 1 x try colour and 1 x Black cartridges with print heads on the cartridge. HP printer that use 4 separate colour cartridges have the print head as part of the printer but most of these have been or will be phased out.

  hastelloy 08:25 09 Apr 2015

I have an Officejet Pro 8100 which has 4 ink cartridges and 4 removable print heads. I don't know how usual this set-up is but I have come across it before. This means that I can change the ink without changing the print heads but can also easily change the print heads if required.

  BRYNIT 09:41 09 Apr 2015

hastelloy the Officejet pro 8100 is an older model and does have 4 cartridges even the newer Officejet 8600 still has 4 separate cartridges but a little to large for the average home you will also find that a replacement print head if you can get one will usually cost nearly as much as the printer.

  Bayleaf 19:59 09 Apr 2015

A big thanks to everyone who contributed. I guess I will not be spending as much as I orginaly planned as I am not convinced the new printers will last above 2 or 3 years or have the quality of my old HP.

  wee eddie 21:22 09 Apr 2015

Usually, the less you spend on the Printer, the more you spend on ink.

The only person that can make that call is you

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