If you own a printer that uses the hp 88 ink cartridge, I want you to take a moment and open the top of your printer.
I’m going to show you something that you probably didn’t know and also can help you to avoid problems in the future. If you open your printer so that you can see the open space where the paper comes through to be printed by the printheads, you will notice that there are four tubes that move with the printhead as the printer prints. These tubes carry ink from the hp 88 ink cartridge to the hp 88 printhead.
So, consider this. Each tube for each cartridge holds around 5ml of ink. Each hp 88 printhead holds 9ml of ink. What this means for you is this… You can place an hp 88 ink cartridge in your printer that literally contains sugar free kool aid (import ink) and you will not see the ink hit either hit the paper or ruin your printhead until you have printed enough to consume the ink that is in the tubes and the printhead. This is why it is so common that people buy poor quality elcheapo compatible cartridges for their Officejet printer only to find that a month later, or several, several pages later, your printhead fails ($60 bucks) or the colors just look like total trash.
If you’re looking to save money on printing and you don’t want to refill, I highly recommend that you only use high quality compatible hp 88 ink cartridges.