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Thursday, July 17, 2008

HP goes individual

HP has apparently taken a page out of Epson ink cartridge technology and opted to go for individual ink cartridges rather than their usual three color cartridges or black and white cartridge. This technology has been incorporated in their latest home printer, the HP Photosmart D5460 Printer which I've already talked about during my previous posts. HP has called their ink cartridge technology, the HP five-ink printing technology which they hope would give consumers more control over their ink cartridge costs and also delivering high quality printer output.

I guess the problem with HP's previous ink cartridges is the fact that when you tend to print photos, only one color naturally gets to be used more often so with the three-color individual ink cartridge, even though it still has blue or green ink, if the yellow color is already depleted, the whole cartridge becomes useless. That is why more people opt to buy generic and remanufactured cartridges rather than those made by HP or other printer manufacturers since it's naturally cheaper. While others would opt to buy Deskjet printer cartridges at a discount on eBay rather than direct from the manufacturers.

The new HP ink cartridges includes the colors, cyan, magenta, yellow, and photo black. The fifth color has black pigment ink which according to HP, can product laser-quality black text on plain paper.

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