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When printing photos direct from an sd card the ink does not dry and the photo is unrecognisable

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Changed the photo paper to hp now no problem

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Ive just bought this printer from currys & im trying to print a picture from my memory sd card & the picture is coming out all smudged? could it be because im not using photographic paper?


You should be able to select the paper type you use before starting the print. The printer should optimise the print to match the paper you have specified. If the paper is not for photos, it shouldn't matter too much unless the ink is taking too long to dry. It is more likely that your print heads are skimming the paper or something is brushing the image while the ink is still wet.

Apr 13, 2016 | Printers & Copiers

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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

Mar 07, 2015 | HP ENVY 5530 E-ALL-IN-ONE PRINTER 1200X600...

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Printing 8 x 10 photos


When it's humid out it takes longer for the ink to dry. Especially for larger photos where a lot of ink is used. Also, lesser quality ink takes longer to dry. I would recommend using a dehumidifier in the room where you are printing the photos to dry out the air a bit and allow your ink to dry quicker.

Jul 28, 2012 | Epson Easy Photo Print

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Epson t60 is good printer ?


Hi global_sreek,


EPSON is Super fast, affordable & powerful for all your professional photo printing needs.

Features

Increase your productivity with super-fast print speed
• Print instantly from your computer screen at a fast print speed of 12 seconds per 4R photo

Maximise savings with Epson INKdividual™ Cartridges
• Maximise savings and minimise wastage by replacing only what you need

• Epson 6 colour photo ink is highly affordable, keeping daily running costs low

Perfect printing onto CDs / DVDs
• Print directly onto the printable surface of your CDs/DVDs

Compact size to fit any space
• The Epson Stylus® Photo T60 is so compact, it takes up little precious studio space,
freeing it for other uses

Photo perfection with Epson Creativity Suite
• A powerful photo editing software that lets you perfect your photo prints with just one
click of a button


SPECIFICATIONS

Print:
Ink System - 6-colour
Ink Type - Photo Dye(??¥?œ¬??ž?®??š??¼??¸????₪œ?´¢ )
Max. Print Resolution - 5760x1440 dpi (with VSDT)
Min. Ink Droplet size - 1.5pl
Print SpeeD - Approx. 37ppm (Black) Approx. 38ppm (Colour)

Connectivity and Compatibility:
PC-less function - No
Index Sheet - No
Connectivity - Card Slot - No
Connectivity - USB Cable - Yes
Connectivity - Wireless - No
Interfaces - USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
OS Support - Windows 2000/XP/XP-x64 Edition/Vista Mac OS 10.3.9 or later with USB
Network - No
Adobe Postscript - No
Memory Card Backup - No

Ink Cartridges:
INKdividual - Yes
Ink Cartridge Model - 85N Ink Series (Standard Capacity)

Media:
Media Model - S041926E1; S041927E1; S041863; S041464E1; S041285; S042070; S041925; S041332; S041786, S041259

Paper Handling:
Max. Paper Size - A4
BorderFree - Yes
Max. Paper Capacity - 120 sheets
Roll Paper - No
Tractor Feed - No

Cartridge Model(s):
85N (Standard Capacity Black Ink) - Approx 540 pages (ISO/IEC 24711 and 24712 Test Suite)
Page Yield (pages):
85N (Standard Capacity Colour Ink)* - Approx 860 pages (ISO/IEC 24711 and 24712 Test Suite)


Hope it helps.

Thank You for using Fixya.

Sep 07, 2011 | Epson TM-T60 Printer

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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.

Sep 26, 2009 | HP Printers & Copiers

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Canon CP760 will not recognize images. I loaded


hi,
you can try picasa-the free photo software by google to do all simple photo editing. after editing directly print the photo from the program(rather than transfering to sd card) as this will reduce chances of non-recognition by printer.
cheers

Jul 17, 2009 | Canon SELPHY CP760 PHOTO Thermal PRINTER

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I have an HP 6180 that works fine except the colors are WAY off -- everything is muted and dull and the blacks are very weak. I've tried everything in the print dialogue box -- switching to application...


Bugger! HP wants your printer to work, so you buy more ink! Mine works beautiful
Scan a good photo and print it out or insert SD card and print photo on PHOTO paper GLOSSY SIDE DOWN Inkypete

Apr 09, 2009 | HP Photosmart C6180 All-In-One InkJet...

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Epson Photo R200 unrecognised cartridge message


Problem solved! I moved each cartridge up slightly to break contact and then snapped them back into place. Loaded a job up, pressed print and it started with no problem.

Jan 14, 2009 | Epson Stylus Photo R200 InkJet Printer

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Printing photos on hp psc 1215


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.

Apr 21, 2008 | HP PSC 1215 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Ink won't dry


Unless the problem coincides with a change in ink cartridge, my guess is an incompatibility between the ink and the paper. Could you have changed the paper you're printing on. If so, is the new paper of a different quality? If you're using coated (eg photo) paper, are you printing on the right side? Check the "paper quality" setting on the printer (or the software you're using to drive it) - it needs to match the specification of the stuff you're printing onto. Photo quality papers are capable of absorbing much more ink than plain paper (which is how you get the colour intensity). If the printer thinks it's using photo paper, it will throw out enough ink to get that colour build - leaving a sticky mess if what is really loaded is just plain paper. A.

Apr 28, 2007 | Canon i860 InkJet Photo Printer

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