I've had this HP inkjet printer for over 3 years and I've always bought genuine ink cartridges from the shops. That damn thing prints no more than 30 pages and dries out so I have to go out and buy new cartridges. I told my friend about it and he had the same issue with another printer, he told it's normal for such printers and the solution would be to get a laser printer. I listed mine on classifieds in hope to sell it but no avail. Laser printers have high startup cost but low running cost so I wanted to sell the one I have first. 10 months ago I discovered a shop where they inject ink into the cartridge by drilling a little hole. I paid $10 (less than buying a new one) for full refill and I can't be more satisfied with their ink. It's lasted so long and it's not dried out yet, I print max 30 pages a month. I felt myself deceived, I'm buying shit from those big corporates for premium price and I pay very little for quality stuff to a small shop.