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HP 59 Photo Gray Printer Cartridge

The HP 59 Photo Gray ink cartridge is intended to be used in combination with the Hewlett Packard 57 Tri-color printer cartridge. Using the HP 59 and HP 57 cartridges with each other will greatly enhance photo quality by minimizing grain.
Proper use and handling will offer greater printing quality and a longer print cartridge life. Print at the very least once a month to maintain the nozzles clear and the printer cartridges in excellent working order. The computer printer automatically primes, cleans, and caps the cartridges to maintain ideal print quality however, these procedures are not noticeable to users. Refer to the do’s and don’ts below:
Do not reapply tape to a print cartridge. Trying to reapply the tape can result in the colors to blend, damaging the cartridge.
Do store the COLOR and PHOTO cartridges with nozzles DOWN. Store the BLACK cartridge with nozzles UP and place the cartridges in an airtight, firm plastic container.
Do not permit the nozzles on the bottom part of the cartridge to touch the base or side of the plastic container. If the nozzles make contact with the container, the printer ink colors could blend, or ink could drain out of the cartridge.
Do not re-tape the ink cartridge.
Do not place the cartridge in a plastic bag.
Do not disconnect the printer without first switching it OFF by depressing the POWER switch. This will leave the cartridge susceptible to evaporation and debris contamination.
Do not keep a packaged inkjet printer cartridge on its side or upside-down for extended periods of time.
Store printing cartridges at room temperature.

Compatible Ink Cartridges

There are at least 10 major ingredients in inkjet ink. Some of which are:

1.)    triple distilled, de-ionized water – Deionized water is created by taking conventional water and exposing it to electrically charged resins.  This process removes mineral ions by attracting and binding sodium, calcium, iron, copper, chloride, and bromide to the resins thereby removing them from the water.  Deionized water is mostly pure, but it does still contain numerous bacteria and viruses, which have no charge and therefore are not attracted to the electrified resins.

2.)    biocides and fungicides  – for the removal of bacteria and viruses left over after deionization

3.)     dye or pigment color of particle size – the chemical agent to produce the specific colors; black, red, blue, yellow

4.)     humectants such as glycol – moisture retaining chemicals to minimize evaporation and head clogging

5.)     surfactants – wetting agents to balance the surface tension and spreading of the ink and as a cleaning agent

6.)    resins – the adhesive chemical that binds the ink to the paper

7.)    buffering agents – for the correct pH and to enhance the effectiveness of other additives.

The correct amounts and quality of each of the above translate to compatible ink cartridges.

HP’s Web-Connected Printers

HP has come up with some great printer technology lately.  This holiday season, they have introduced some ultimate all-in-one printers.  These printers not only offer print, fax, copy and scan functionalities but also provide an on-demand, one-touch access screen connecting to printable content from the web.

The printer will be preloaded with web apps to: USA TODAY, Google (maps and calendar applications), Coupons.com, Fandango, DreamWorks Animation, Nickelodeon, Web Sudoku, Weathernews Inc., Snapfish.com and HP Creative Studio.  In addition, HP will be working with select developers and companies such CashStar, FreePrintable.net and MovieTickets.com to create print apps using HP’s open application programming interface.  So I guess, you’ll be able to visit those sites and print right coupons and movie tickets right on the spot.

The printers will incorporate a new popup dynamic touch screen.  This will make it much easier than ever for consumers to conveniently display, edit and print photos as well as copy and scan documents.

The new lineup of wireless Photosmart printers are available now and include:

  • HP Photosmart A640 Compact Printer ($149) and takes the HP 110 ink cartridge
  • HP Photosmart C4700 All-in-One Series ($129) and takes the HP 60 ink cartridge
  • HP Photosmart Plus All-in-One ($149) and takes the HP 564 ink cartridge
  • HP Photosmart Premium All-in-One ($199) and takes the HP 564 ink cartridge