Install the above Cartridges on or before Jan. 19, 2021.
HP has decided to set a date code on all printers utilizing HP 972A, 972X, 976Y inkjets, manufactured since 2018.
Please note that any third party-made HP 972A, 972X, 976Y inkjets using a VA chip are not going to be recognized by their respective printers if they are installed on Jan. 20, 2021 or later.
Detailed information can be found below:
It is imperative that we install any of HP 972A, 972X, 976Y cartridges bearing a VA chip until and including Jan. 19, 2021 in order to avoid potential recognition issues.
That being made clear, keep in mind that third party-developed chips compatible with HP 972A, 972X, 976Y cartridges are expected to be available around Jan. 10, 2021.
If you need to acquire any of the above (VA chip) cartridges before Jan. 20, 2021, do so in small quantities, ensure that they will arrive on time and have them installed by Jan. 19, 2021.
If anyone has more detailed/updated information concerning the subject, feel free to add to the conversation.