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US Supreme Court could hear Charleston company, Lexmark case
Lexington Herald Leader
A small Charleston company that refills and resells empty toner cartridges could soon be defending itself before the U.S. Supreme Court in a dispute that could affect huge tech companies and pharmaceutical firms. Lexmark, a Lexington, Kentucky-based ...

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Epson Expression ET-3600 EcoTank
The ET-3600 is a good printer but not a great one. Other products in Epson's EcoTank range might be a better fit depending on whether you have a heavy print workload, or want better scanning capabilities.

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Supreme Court could hear W.Va. firm, Lexmark case
The Daily Times
The implications of the case go beyond ink cartridges, as Samsung and Google have backed Impression Products' argument. The tech giants operate foreign supply chains that would have to jump through additional hoops if the first-sale doctrine did not ...


HP detonates its timebomb: printers stop accepting third party ink en masse
Boing Boing
Lexmark had an "I am empty" bit in their cartridges; when the cartridge ran out of toner, the bit flipped to "true." Even if you refilled your cartridge, your printer wouldn't use it, because it saw the cartridge as empty. Static Controls figured out ...
HP 'timebomb' prevents inkjet printers from using unofficial cartridgesThe Guardian
Firmware update for HP printers bans third-party inkPCWorld
"HP pre-programmed failure date of unofficial/ non-HP ink cartridges in its printers" -
Goedkope Inkt Cartridges & Toners voor alle printers! -BBC News
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Las Vegas Review-Journal

Las Vegas Water District says employee spent $4.5 million on printer cartridges she then sold
Las Vegas Review-Journal
A house at 8380 Gilespie Street, listed to Jennifer McCain-Bray, who is under investigation for using her job at the Las Vegas Valley Water District to buy $4.5 million of ink jet cartridges to sell, is seen in Las Vegas on Friday, April 29, 2016 ...

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How printer companies are ripping us off
With each ink cartridge on the Epson 9900 costing about $3800, Bellevue Fine Art decided to investigate. Their first order of business? Cutting open what were ostensibly empty ink cartridges. After taking a closer look, they were astonished to find ...

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Ars Technica

Op-Ed: Lexmark's war against a man who recycles toner cartridges
Ars Technica
In the 1990s, Smith segued from selling IBM-compatible typewriter ribbons to selling remanufactured printer ink cartridges. He bought the used cartridges from recyclers who offered them by the bin. Smith didn't know where in the world the cartridges ...

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