Why Choose HP Inkjet Printers

hpprinter.531It’s undeniable that printing is a part of our daily life, from printing documents, reports, worksheets, assignments, researches and photographs, the printing equipment had never ceased to be included in the industry and market. There is such need for printers and their functions of producing printouts of your files and pictures.

Hewlett-Packard, otherwise known as the iconic “HP” has been in the market over the years, manufacturing and distributing printers, computers and other software technologies for home users, small-to-medium sized businesses up to large enterprises. In fact, HP was one of the pioneer companies alongside Epson and Canon that developed inkjet printers that are able to reproduce digital images generated by computers. Since then, HP has been developing ways and methods to make their hp inkjet printers more better and be able to print high-quality images.

imagesTo be able to print your files and images, HP inkjet printers use HP ink cartridges with a series of tiny chambers each having a heater which are constructed by photolithography. To eject a droplet from each chamber, a pulse of electricity is passed through the heating element causing a fast vaporization of the ink in the chamber to form a bubble, causing a large pressure increase and propel a droplet of ink onto the paper.

HP inkjet cartridges, as your HP inkjet printer’s consumables, contain inks based on aqueous inks based on a mixture of water, glycol and dyes. These printer cartridges also contains sulfonated polyazo black dye, nitrated and other compounds for you to be able to print high-quality printouts with vibrant and lively colors. HP inkjet cartridges usually have two main inkjet head design for their compatible printers: the fixed head and the disposable head. Most of HP’s inkjet printer though favored the disposable head as a part of its replaceable ink cartridges.

HP inkjet printers also are specifically designed with advanced features and functionality to meet the requirements and fulfill the printing needs and demands of every user especially those who loves to print photographs but doesn’t have a high-volume of printing need.

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Snapshot Printers are Fun and Practical

Snapshot printers are printers that do not need a desktop or laptop connection to operate. You simply have to plug them to an electric socket and insert your media card or connect your camera to it and voila, your files can already be printed.

Most snapshot printers have a small LCD where you can view and select the pictures or files that you want to print. They come in small sizes so you can carry them almost everywhere. Some of the snapshot printer models even have a battery option so you can take them even on outdoor trips.

Technically, the less-expensive snapshot printer models only offer basic editing options such as red-eye removal, clip art options, sepia-toning and border features. The more expensive or high-end models offer more extensive features like adding captions, drawing or editing the image and printing layouts from albums and calendars.

Snapshot printers normally use one of two technologies. The first technology is the most common: inkjet. The second technology is called dye sublimation which transfers the ink from a continuous roll to the paper. The dye sublimation technology produces pictures (or printouts) that are almost dry unlike in inkjet printers where you have to wait for the ink to dry. Also, inkjet technology tends to use more ink and require more frequent ink cleaning and printhead aligning for your ink cartridges.

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How to Keep Your Print Head “Stress-Free”

6-myths-about-digital-printingYes, you’ve read it right…print heads are like you in a way. They too can experience “severe stress” or burnout. However, in their case, the “stress” or burnout is a bit literal.

For ink cartridges with print heads or for printer units with built-in print heads, the print head functions in the same way as engines do for cars. It contains the nozzle assemblies where a small amount of ink is temporarily stored. Once the computer directs the printer to print, the nozzle resistor will heat the small amount of ink stored. The heated ink is then forced to drop through the nozzle to the paper.

Since the print head has a small heater and since the ink passing through it to the nozzle is hot, it is inevitable for the print head to suffer a burnout. Technically, the ink that flows through each part of the nozzle assembly does not only function as the means to give a printout. It also functions both as a lubricant and as a coolant for the nozzle. If the tiny ink chamber in the nozzle assembly does not have an ink supply in it, the whole assembly will warp quickly and break apart when the resistor heats up. Keep in mind that the nozzle resistor can heat up and reach a temperature within the hundred degrees range in a short span of time.

Not replacing the ink cartridge immediately or allowing the ink to dry up or to drain can initiate the burnout process in ink cartridges. In this case, the damage in the cartridge brought about by the burnout may range from simple print quality issues to severe damages on the printer. Yes, a print head burnout may sacrifice print quality by imparting streaks or lines across the page, bad colorations and light or dark patches on the printout. This is one of the reasons why it is not advisable to attempt to print if you know that your ink cartridge is going empty.

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