Staples explains dumping own-brand printer compatibles


9 February 2007 — Framingham (MA): A Staples spokesman has told Lyra Research that it has discontinued the sale of Hewlett-Packard (HP) compatible ink and toner cartridges because of the speed at which HP continues to develop its printing technology.

The spokesman told the research firm: "HP continues to rapidly advance its technology in printing systems and ink and toner and this decision offers the best solution to customers and allows Staples to focus its resources on the many other product categories where we can innovate with Staples-brand products."


Staples own brand compatible cartridges for HP and Epson printers have been removed from the OP giant’s retail catalogues and HP compatibles have been removed from stores.