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All You need to know About Solvent Based Ink Cartridges

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

With the onset of multi-media printing comes the demand for a reliable ink that can be used on different media. With these, solvent based ink cartridges comes into play due to its many different applications. What is solvent based ink cartridge and how does it work? What are the advantages and disadvantages of using solvent ink?

Solvent Based Ink Cartridges

Solvent based ink cartridges in the context of the printing industry is defined as an ink that is dissolved in another substance—but mostly this substance is not water. Most of these substances are glycol esters or glycol ether esters and their derivatives.

Types and Uses of Solvent Based Ink

In the printing industry, solvent ink is categorized based on the amount of heat used to dry the solvent of the ink once it was applied on a medium. They are distinguished as mild and aggressive.

Mild solvent or sometimes referred to as eco-solvent uses considerable amount of heat because the solvent used here is slow-drying. The printers that use mild solvent cartridge have a lot of heaters for drying the ink. These are mostly designed for fast printers because the faster the printer is, the more heat is required to dry the ink.

Aggressive solvent ink on the other hand uses just a minimal amount of heat for drying the ink because the solvent used in it dries quickly. Because of this  quick drying property, the print outputs are mostly resistant to sun’s heat and so this type of ink is mostly used on outdoor media. More so, the aggressive inks are also weather resistant and scratch resistant.

The solvents on both types of ink make the pigment or color of the ink in liquid form prior to application. It evaporates when applied.

Advantages and Disadvantages

Amidst its multiple applications on the printing industry, both types of solvent based ink cartridges have their downside, too. The term mild and aggressive should not be equated with how safe or unsafe these solvents are. For instance, there are safe aggressive solvent and there are toxic mild solvent based inks.

To ensure your safety and your co-workers’ in a print shop, you should read the safety data sheet that comes with the solvent ink. It should enumerate how to properly use, handle, clean or dispose of the used cartridge.  It should indicate the short term or long term effects of exposure to these solvent based inks. If it doesn’t come with a safety data sheet, you can download it from the manufacturer’s website.

This Article is written by John C Arkin, contributor of PrintCountry News Articles.

Deal With Paper Jams in Three Simple Ways

Friday, March 12th, 2010

Have you been a victim of paper jams that take place during the printing process? When this happens, there’s a tendency you’ll get grumpy and disappointed. Some of you may also be guilty of just pulling the paper out from the printer forcefully. But have you ever thought that there’s a best way to deal with a paper jam? Here are three easy steps:

1. Know what causes a paper to be jammed. This can be due to the thickness of printer paper. Some printer manufacturers have limitations when it comes to the type of paper to use in the printing process. If it’s too thick, then it might cause jamming. The jam may also be caused by papers that stick together, crumpled and folded paper edges and dust accumulation on the paper.

2. Get out of the situation. The best way to deal with this is to turn off your printer first then remove paper loaded into the paper try. Remove the ink or toner cartridge then carefully pull out the jammed paper. This is the best way to keep your printer from damage. Rotate the printer rollers when there’s a torn portion of paper left.

3. Learn how to prevent this from happening. Make sure that your paper is free from folds and creases. Know the limitations of the printer manufacturer when it comes to paper thickness. It is also wise to clean your printer and its other parts regularly.

    It is essential to clean your printer when you encounter paper jams more frequently. You can refer to your printer’s manual regarding the cleaning process for your own printer model.

    Solving Inkjet Printer Paper Jam in 5 Easy Steps

    Friday, March 12th, 2010

    Are you troubled of paper jamming in you inkjet printer? Well, you’re not the only person who has faced this problem. No need to worry about this though. It’s easy to solve it. You just have to disconnect the printer’s power cord first to get rid of electrical shock during the entire process. After this, you’re ready to take on the job:

    1. Access the printer’s back panel by moving the printer a bit. You have to remove all screws to gain access to that par

    2. Start searching for paper jam. You can easily see through paper jams using the back panel of your printer. Remove the paper when you see one

    3. Close the back access panel. It’s about time you return the back panel of the printer. Replace the screws back to its proper position and make sure that these latch into their respective places.

    4. It’s time you pay attention to the front access panel. After accessing the back panel, the front access panel goes next. Open this portion and you will gain access to your printer ink cartridges. Remove the printer cartridges to see if there is jammed paper in the area.

    5. Remove the jammed paper. But never pull the paper forcefully. Do the process slowly but surely and your paper won’t rip. Otherwise, this will create a more severe problem later on.

      Once you have done all the steps mentioned above, you can now close the front panel and turn the inkjet printer on. Make sure your printer prints properly. If it does not, then you have to send it off for repair.

      HP Photosmart D7560 Printer Review

      Friday, March 12th, 2010

      Nowadays, a good photo printer isn’t just an office necessity. With your kids’ reports and school projects, the demands of your job and the practicalities of a digital camera, an excellent photo printer is an essential addition to your home as well. And if you’re on the lookout for an affordable one, then consider the HP Photosmart D7650. This HP printer allows you to edit photos straight on its touch-screen LCD panel and print lab-quality pictures—without having to leave your house. It’s a photo printer that gets a 4 out of 5 rating from most users.

      Quick Summary

      The HP Photosmart D7560 Printer prints amazing and crisp borderless photos with its 9,600 x 2,400-optimized dpi resolution. It has a 125-sheet input tray and can print documents up to a maximum of 8” x 10”. This photo printer can be connected to a computer via USB cable, with the option of purchasing an accessory for wireless connectivity. You can also print photos directly from your PictBridge-ready camera or from supported memory cards. Its print quality and price make the HP Photosmart D7560 Printer one of the most practical photo printers out in the market today.

      Good Points of the HP Photosmart D7560 Printer

      This photo printer boasts of true-to-life photos and bright and vivid colors. Printing on draft mode also produces excellent results, while using HP Advanced photo paper ensures that pictures are water and scratch-resistant. This printer is also budget-friendly, since it doesn’t use up printer ink as much as other photo printers. The HP Photosmart D7560 Printer also features basic label and CD/DVD printing—it doesn’t have the best CD/DVD printing software, but it gets the job done.

      Bad Points of the HP Photosmart D7560 Printer

      This HP printer is a little noisy when printing and its touch-screen panel is too small for those who have large or stubby fingers. It also does not come with a connection cable, so you have to spend a little extra for that essential item. It’s also a bit slow when starting up.

      HP Ink Cartridges for the HP Photosmart D7560 Printer

      HP 564                           Black               250 pages

      HP 564                           Cyan                300 pages

      HP 564                           Yellow             300 pages

      HP 564                           Magenta          300 pages

      HP 564XL                       Black               800 pages

      HP 564XL                       Cyan                750 pages

      HP 564XL                       Yellow             750 pages

      HP 564XL                       Magenta          750 pages

      Troubleshooting & Support Information

      You can download drivers or check for software updates for the HP Photosmart D7560 Printer from

      Search for tips and ask for help on the HP Photosmart D7560 Printer at

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      HP Officejet 7000 Wide Format Printer Review

      Friday, March 12th, 2010

      The HP Officejet 7000 Wide Format Printer is a high-performance printer that can print stunning color documents up to a size of 13 x 19 inches. This easy to use printer garners a score of 4 out of 5.

      Quick Summary

      The HP Officejet 7000 is HP’s first wide-format, entry-level printer that uses individual ink cartridges. This B-sized printer costs just under $230, and operates at a printing speed of up to 33 pages per minute in black, and 32 pages per minute in color. This printer is perfect for small CAD offices that do not need large prints, but often need small, high-quality output.

      The Best of HP Officejet 7000 Wide Format Printer

      This HP printer uses individual inks, which means that you only need to change the printer inks that need replacing. With the help of HP Officejet inks, you can print quality black text, professional color graphics and breathtaking photo-quality images from sizes 3.5 x 5 inches up to 13 x 19 inches.

      This HP printer has the lowest cost per page among inkjet printers of its class. It has 40% lower energy use and cost per page compared to competitive laser printers.

      The HP Officejet 7000 is extremely easy to use, which makes it perfect for small offices that do not have IT staff.

      The Disadvantages of HP Officejet 7000 Wide Format Printer

      When printing color documents in default mode of the HP Officejet 7000, solid-colored areas tend to show traces of banding, especially in bars and pie slices of charts.

      The HP Officejet 7000 also lacks a straight-through feed for printing heavier paper stock.

      This HP printer’s 150-sheet capacity might possibly become an issue for some offices. If you take full advantage of the printer’s network connector and share the printer among several people in the office, then this means you will have to refill the paper often.

      Printer Cartridges Used in HP Officejet 7000 Wide Format Printer

      HP 920 Cyan Officejet Ink Cartridge: CH634A. Cartridge yield is approximately 700 pages.

      HP 920 Magenta Officejet Ink Cartridge: CH635A.

      Cartridge yield is approximately 700 pages.

      HP 920 Yellow Officejet Ink Cartridge: CH636A.

      Cartridge yield is approximately 700 pages.

      HP 920 Black Officejet Ink Cartridge: CD971A.

      Cartridge yield is approximately 420 pages.

      HP 920XL Cyan Officejet Ink Cartridge: CD972A.

      Cartridge yield is approximately 700 pages.

      HP 920XL Magenta Officejet Ink Cartridge: CD973A.

      Cartridge yield is approximately 700 pages.

      HP 920XL Yellow Officejet Ink Cartridge: CD974A.

      Cartridge yield is approximately 700 pages.

      HP 920XL Black Officejet Ink Cartridge: CD975A.

      Cartridge yield is approximately 1200 pages.

      HP Officejet 7000 Wide Format Printer Troubleshooting & Support Information

      If you want to find a printer driver for HP Officejet 7000 Wide Format Printer, use our printer driver tool at

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