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Printing photos on hp psc 1215

It prints them well but the ink never dries, even after 48 hours. Is there any photo paper that works better? I am using Tesco's high quality.

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Are u using the original HP ink ? The HP ink is formalated to dry fast. You might try using a different ink cartridges, but try a couple sheets of HP photo paper to see what happens.

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I can only print 15-or so photos then it runs out of ink. That seems ridiculous, has to last longer than that. Is this normal ? If not, what can I do about it ?


You don't specify what printer you have but a quick google search brought up this review and great tips for an HP printer on Amazon:

Many reviews point for 40 prints and less..yes I confess that I was printing 40 or less if I use premium plus papers but not any more.

I bought 16 cartridge since I bought my HP A618 but the last cartridge printed 140 and still I can print photos (I got the warning of low ink in 100)

what I did is changed the setting in the HP Photosmart Essential 3.0 the software to use it to print your photos. these are the changes:

1- After you click at the Simple Print, make sure you choose the correct size not bigger or Full Page. (for me usually 15x10)

2- choose Printer Settings at the top right then confirm your paper size (if you use paper with tab, select it)

3- click at the Advanced printer Settings. then select your paper type (advanced or premium photo papers). select print quality, Best. I use the (best) printer quality because I didn't notice any difference while using Maximum dpi and I think Maximum dpi only good when you print 5x7 but trust me, don't ever use it. stick to (best). it consumes less ink than maximum and the output is amazing.

4- Click at the (Features Tab) at the top left. then at the bottom there is a very bad technology which is (photo fix), always put it OFF. this feature makes your ink finish earlier. Don't use it ever.

before I use the new settings, I decided to buy Canon PIXMA mini320 but it was out of stock so I bought 2 cartridges to print 70 photos. but the first cartridge still usable.

soon I'll use the second cartridge and I'll try to update my review.

for now, use the settings above and I hope you get more printed photos of a single cartridge.

Update 13-6-2008:

now I have used another 2 inks of this..one has printed 48 photos and the second printed 81 photos and still in use.

I got a tip from hp life chat support. they told me to buy the longest expiry date ink which means the ink expire date will last 1 year or 2. I bought an ink that will expire at aug-2009 which I'm still using it until now and another june-2008 which only printed 48.

Paper for 110 ink:
don't ever use premium or premium plus HP papers. they will not dry as long as you live or even water-proof papers. they will consume more ink too. you have 2 other options. Canon paper plus glossy or high-glossy and HP advanced glossy. both are incredible. I got stunning photos when I used them and longer life ink.

Photo quality settings:
if you edit your photos in the PC, don't forget to set the resolution of the photo at 600dpi or 300dpi. to know more about the resolution search the net for (PPI & DPI). once you understand them you will know that you didn't ever get a perfect photo. now when I compare the best photo before this method and after, I realized that I was a ****** who wasted money on papers like premium and lost quality of 400 photos I printed by not setting the resolution of the photo which is the same as the printer.

If you still interested in buying this ink, follow these steps above specially the expiry date of the ink and using HP advanced or canon plus paper. and before you buy new printer like Canon, try doing my way and buy oe last ink before spending money on new printer.

one last thing. don't print photos from sd card. use a software like adobe lightroom to set the exposure, light, the black level, remove noisea and colors.

Try these tips and see if you can't get extra life from your ink cartridges.

Cheers!
Mike

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Hp photosmart 7760 the prints will not dry


hi

goto the cntrol panel--->printers and faxes--->right click the printer icon
click on the printing preferences and check the print quality ,try to set it to fast draft...this should save the ink as well as dry it faster.
hope this works

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I have an hp psc 1215 all-in-one. My black cartridge won't print. It recognises if I swap it out for a new one, and goes through all the motions. It registers the correct ink levels. The cradle...


The problem is not with the ink-cartridges. You've proved that, by swapping BLACK cartridges.

The problem is that the ink-jets that spray the BLACK ink onto the paper are clogged.
Thus, no BLACK ink reaches the paper.

Open the HP Printing Assistant, and open Utilities, and run a few "print-head-cleaning" cycles, to try to unclog the print-head.

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My Deskjet 970cxi printer is now using too much ink (which does not dry) when printing photos on premium photo paper. the results on ordinary paper are much better. How can I rectify this Ian


Hi,

When you give a photo print, the print quality will be high.
To adjust this go to Printer properties.
1) Go to control panel
2) Open Printers and Faxes.
3) Right Click on Printers.
4) Select Printer Properties.
5) Select Printing Preferences, and choose quality of photo print to medium

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Hp inkjet 600 printer will print off emails


If the printer runs out of ink and is not change within 24 to 48 hours it will not print anything even if a new cartridge is even installed untill the printers contact where the ink cartridges fit into are cleaned with alcohol. The ink does dry up in there and causes this problem

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When I print on photo paper the ink doesn't dry and picture quality is unrecognisable


You have to match your print settings with the correct type of media used !

When you print, set the preferences, set to PHOTO quality and not draft, set paper type to PHOTO PAPER, or GLOSSY PHOTO PAPER whichever - If you select wrong media type your colors might be off. Select the settings that match the closest to your media. If you use paper use "plain paper" setting, if you use glossy photo paper, use "glossy photo paper" as settings and PHOTO quality.

I recommend use you use inkjet PHOTO paper, glossy, you can use HP or EPSON or even the cheap LIKON ones work amazing for me, they should be able to dry quickly, if they don't you are not using the correct settings.

By your description above it looks like you are using economy or draft mode - NOT good for photo paper.

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Problems with printing photos. Hp Psc 1410


check the configurations again, if the problem were still there, try with other cartridges.

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Can print A4 but not photo paper


It looks like you have a problem with the pick up roller....try removing the roller and washing it with water dry properly and insert it back to place ..this is temporary fix.....and mite not work 2..u need to replace this roller....if it continues to trouble you

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HP PSC 1300 All in one Printer


Replacing the print cartridgesgtabtop.gif
  1. Turn on the HP PSC and lower the print-carriage access door.
    The print carriage will move into the access area. Figure 1: Opening the print-carriage access door
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  2. After the carriage stops moving, push down on the top of the print cartridge to release it, and then pull it toward you out of the slot.
      NOTE: The black cartridge is on the right side of the print carriage.
    Figure 2: Removing the print cartridge
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      NOTE: It is normal to see ink buildup in the print cartridge slots.

  3. Remove the new print cartridge from the packaging and gently remove the plastic tape by using the pink pull tab.
      CAUTION: Do not touch the copper contacts or ink nozzles. Install the cartridge immediately upon removing the tape to prevent ink from drying in the nozzles.
    Figure 3: Removing the plastic tape
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  4. Push the new print cartridge into the appropriate slot at a slight angle, until it clicks into place.
      CAUTION: Do not attempt to push the cartridge straight into the slot. It must slide in at a slight angle.
    Figure 4: Inserting the print cartridge
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  5. Close the print-carriage access door.


Using a photo print cartridgegtabtop.gif To use the photo print cartridge, remove the black print cartridge and insert the photo print cartridge in its place.
The photo print cartridge can be purchased separately and will optimize the quality of printed photos.
With the tri-color print cartridge and photo print cartridge installed, you have a six-ink system, which provides enhanced quality photos. For printing regular text documents, use the black print cartridge.
Use a print cartridge protector to keep either print cartridge secure when it is not being used. Figure 5: Storing the print cartridge
c00034854.jpg 1 - Inserting the print cartridge
2 - Removing the print cartridge

Aligning the print cartridgesgtabtop.gif After installing or replacing a print cartridge, the HP PSC will automatically print a cartridge alignment page.
  1. Place the alignment page face down on the left front corner of the glass with the top of the page facing the left side.
  2. Press Scan .
    The HP PSC will align the print cartridges. During the alignment the button LED will blink until the alignment is complete.

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HP 1510 - Photo Paper Jams


Hi, try using HP brand photo paper, HP makes their special photo printers and special photo paper for them.
The surface of the back of the HP's paper is rough, like sandpaper to avoid the paper being jammed in the cheap loading mechanism of their actual printers.

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