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ssr555
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Is Officejet 4500 Compatible With Photo Quality Vivera Inks?

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The inks supplied with Officejet 4500 G 510 B (HP 901 Cartridges) are of too poor a quality for photo printing; particularly the black ink does not stick to photo paper & can be easily wiped out with a finger.

 

I would like to know whether this printer can use any photo quality HP Vivera ink cartridges - both Black & Tricolor. If so, kindly let me know the number of the cartridges.

 

or is this printer simply not meant for good quality photo printing?

 

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007OHMSS
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This Officejet is aimed at office type work, whereas the Photosmart line is aimed more at photos. No photo cartridges are listed for the Officejet 4500 printer.

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ssr555 wrote:

The inks supplied with Officejet 4500 G 510 B (HP 901 Cartridges) are of too poor a quality for photo printing; particularly the black ink does not stick to photo paper & can be easily wiped out with a finger.

 

I would like to know whether this printer can use any photo quality HP Vivera ink cartridges - both Black & Tricolor. If so, kindly let me know the number of the cartridges.


Make sure you have selected the proper paper type.  The pigment black ink is not compatible with photo paper and when photo paper is selected only the color cartridge will be used.  Printing on photo paper with plain paper settings will result in poor quality results, the results will be much better with the proper settings.

 

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ssr555
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That might be the mistake I have committed. I have printed with default settings; so apart from using the black cartridge, the DPI also would have been less resulting in poor quality.

 

However, with this color cartridge, can we expect really good quality, long lasting photo prints? can it take any Vivera cartridge?

 

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djknopik
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I need to make some copies of some photos,and I would like to know if the Office jet  4500 will print on Kodak

premium picture paper glossy ,the printer has all the settings to set it up for photo printing,will those settings work well on that paper?

 

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Is Officejet 4500 Compatible With Photo Quality Vivera Inks?

It's always recommended that you use HP paper with HP products, but the Kodak paper should work fine.
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What ink do I use to print digital photos om my officejet 4500?

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