HP: Vendor lock-in as a standard, and deprivation of consumer choices

So I was in the market for printers. Having had good experiences with HP for printing in the past, I looked at their offering.

But then, something struck me.

Cartridges using a non-HP chip may not work, and those that work today may not work in the future.

I feel like, to future-proof my printer purchases, I now need to strike HP from the list of decent manufacturers.

There is a further explanation page about “Dynamic Security Enabled Printer”, that states that

As is standard in the printing business, HP printers use a process to authenticate cartridges.

This industry standard reeks of anti-competitive practices.

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