EUROPE:PROPAGANDA FROM THE OEM’s !

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EUROPE:PROPAGANDA FROM THE OEM’s !

 user 2006-06-30 at 12:12:00 pm Views: 55
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    European third party ink jet inks dealt major blow by latest Wilhelm tests
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    permanence researchers at the renowned Wilhelm Imaging Research
    organisation reveal third party ink jet cartridges perform very poorly

    At
    a seminar today held in Paris as part of the annual HP Lab University
    event for journalists and analysts in Europe, Henry Wilhelm, founder of
    the Wilhelm Imaging Research (WIR) organisation, revealed damning test
    data concerning the permanence of commercially re-filled HP ink jet
    printer ink cartridges available in Europe (see table below). Some
    cartridges achieved a permanence rating of just 0.1 years (that’s not a
    typo!) compared to original the original HP product’s rating of 73
    years.
    A question I get asked a lot is: “what do you think of third
    party inks?” and my stock answer has been: “there is too much evidence
    that some third party inks are no good but I guess there are some good
    ones out there, but there isn’t enough information to separate the good
    from the bad.” The fact is that I have yet to see irrefutable evidence
    that there are risk-free alternatives to original manufacturer inks,
    apart from some specialist fine-art inks aimed at the professional
    market.
    Wilhelm is fiercely independent and reminded us on more than
    one occasion that although he was present as a guest of HP this week,
    he was not being paid to present to us. But his tests on remanufactured
    HP ink cartridges, rebranded with big names like Tesco and Jessops,
    among others, demonstrate that the likelihood is that buying third
    party cartridges is likely to be a very poor false economy. It’s not
    just inks, either – his results also show that a combination of third
    party inks with third party papers can lead to even worse permanence.
    WIR Display Permanence Ratings for Genuine HP Photo Inks and Papers Compared
    With WIR Ratings for European Store Label and Other Aftermarket Photo Inks and Papers
    HP Genuine Type 57 & 58 Photo Cartridges Printed on HP Premium Plus Photo Paper     73 years
    Tesco refilled HP 57 & 58 Photo Cartridges Printed on Tesco Premium Photo Heavyweight Glossy Inkjet     0.1 years
    Tesco refilled HP 57 & 58 Photo Cartridges Printed on HP Premium Plus Photo Paper     0.9 years
    Jessops refilled HP 57 & 58 Photo Cartridges Printed on Jessops Photo Inkjet Paper Paper, Glossy     0.9 years
    Jessops refilled HP 57 & 58 Photo Cartridges Printed on HP Premium Plus Photo Paper     4.5 years
    Embatex Emstar refilled HP 57 & 58 Photo Cartridges Printed on Kodak Ultra Premium Photo Paper     0.6 years
    Embatex Emstar refilled HP 57 & 58 Photo Cartridges Printed on HP Premium Plus Photo Paper     4.4 years
    KMP refilled HP 57 & 58 Photo Cartridges Printed on KMP Photo Paper     1.2 years
    KMP refilled HP 57 & 58 Photo Cartridges Printed on HP Premium Plus Photo Paper     4.4 years
    WeCare refilled HP 57 & 58 Photo Cartridges Printed on WeCare High-Quality Photo Gloss     1.2 years
    WeCare refilled HP 57 & 58 Photo Cartridges Printed on HP Premium Plus Photo Paper    2.1 years
    Ink Tec Refill Kit for HP 57 & 58 Photo Cartridges Printed on Ink Tec Premium Photo Paper     currently in test
    Ink Tec Refill Kit for HP 57 & 58 Photo Cartridges Printed on HP Premium Plus Photo Paper     currently in test