One thing I don’t like about inkjet printer companies such as HP (although I love their products) is that ink itself can be more costly than the printer itself. No matter what, HP isn’t going to make a self-filling inkjet system as it’s going to take a big bite out of their ink sales.
Don’t worry though, there’s a step-by-step guide you can follow to accomplish this so you never have to buy new ink ever!
It beats me why CIS systems are so expensive, the ozi exchange doesn’t help but even so…. I was quoted AU$875.00 INC GST for a CIS kit (this includes some ink that I don’t want anyway). I could probably have imported a kit myself for half this amount but even this is expensive.
It took me a week and 5 versions of the prototype to figure it out but I’ve now printed a dozen perfect prints using a CIS which costs under $20 in parts and under 2 hours to build. The proof of concept prototype is not pretty but it works. My house now looks even more like a war zone, I look like I’ve been finger painting and people keep laughing at my creation – but it is all worth it.