The last printer I bought was a Hewlett Packard 3-in-1, but--believe me--I'll NEVER buy any product by that company again! This printer will not recognize any ink cartridge except one of their own brand. The printer will not work with another brand, so I can't use refilled or remanufactured cartridges, which would be much more economical.
In addition, there's a chart that comes onscreen supposedly showing how much ink is left in both the black ink cartridge and the color one, with a message popping up when the ink is (also, supposedly) empty. I've learned to disregard that message because there's always more ink available after the message.
Did I mention I HATE HEWLETT PACKARD??? That's a strong statement, I know, but I dislike deception and trickery by a company for the purpose of bilking money from consumers. I not only won't buy any of their products ever again, I tell everyone I know who is thinking of buying a computer or printer, "Steer clear of Hewlitt Packard! Their products are poor, their supplies are too expensive and service is non-existent!"
(Is that more than you wanted to know? Little did you realize you were about to turn me loose on a rant!)