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Old 12-30-03, 09:38 PM
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Differant Type of Ink Carts for HP Printer?

I have an HP 7350 and need some new color ink carts... I see I can use #28 ($22 at BB) or #57 ($37 at BB) or the photo ink cart #58 ($27 at BB)... What is the difference between the #28 and #57 for that price? I dont print some photos, would there be a need for me to get the Photo Ink Cart??? Does it do anything else? Please help explain this confusing Ink system to me. Thanks so much guys
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I would bet the difference is the amount inside. One probably has about 20mL while the other has 45mL of ink inside. Essentially, one will last longer than the other.
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Most HP photo printers have 2 slots for cartridges:
Slot 1: for color ink cartridge (#57).
Slot 2: for black ink cartridge (#56) or photo ink cartridge (#58).

I dunno about #28. The manuals for the 7260, 7350, 7660 all list just those 3 cartridges above.

Anyway, the color ink cartridge (#57) always stays in slot 1. FOr most printing, you can use the black cartridge (#56) in slot 2. This allows for faster black printing and good color printing. To print photos, you would remove the black cartridge (#56) from slot 2 and insert the photo cartridge (#58) in slot 2. This enables 6-color photo printing by using both the color cartridge and the photo cartridge (you should also select "Best" as your print quality in your print options). Having the photo cartridge alone (#58) without the color cartridge (#57) will not give you photo quality prints.

Hope this helps some. I can't find anything on the #28. Also, for best photo quality, use genuine HP products. Refilling or 3rd party cartridges may be okay for text/black prints (still not recommended), but for photo prints, you'll notice the difference. There's nothing worse than dirty or clog print heads.

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