HP unveil a simple solution that allows anyone to print true black & white
and colour photos of, HP say, exceptional quality. Central to HP's proprietary
eight ink printing system, the new No. 59 grey photo cartridge captures subtle
shades of grey for moody black and white photos and adds vibrancy, contrast,
and detail to colour pics.
The new printing system from HP raises the stakes for photo printing. It comprises
the premier HP Photosmart 7960 printer, the No' 57, No' 58 and the No. 59 grey
photo cartridge as well as thicker A4 and 10 x 15cm Premium Plus Satin Matt
and Glossy Papers. For the first time, aficionados of digital photography and
novices alike, have a solution that eliminates the need for complicated printer
"Although photo printing has come on in leaps and bounds, true black
& white photo printing just hasn't been an option for digital enthusiasts",
says Kerry Hogarth, Supplies Category manager. "We invest millions of
pounds in our printing systems each year so our customers can benefit from our
innovations. It's great when you deliver break-through technologies like eight-ink
The HP No. 59 grey photo inkjet print cartridge
The HP No. 59 grey photo inkjet print cartridge contains three different new
inks: light grey, medium grey, and a new photo black. These dye-based HP inks
are specially formulated to produce true-to-life black-and-white photos. Unlike
printing systems that use black dots on white print media to create grey tones,
these inks are combined with each other to allow true greyscale printing with
smooth transitions. When medium grey dots are placed, they are surrounded by
a field of light grey dots. The same is true for photo black dots - they are
located in an area of medium grey dots. Therefore, true greyscales are achieved
with considerably reduced grain.
More colours for photo prints
Colour photo prints also benefit from the new grey print cartridge. Its inks
significantly expand the colour gamut available in combination with the HP No.
57 and HP No. 58 print cartridges, capturing more than 79.2 million colours.
It adds vibrancy, contrast, and detail in shadow areas, reduces grain in flesh
tones and adds light to mid tones, for example, in clouds and when rendering
The HP No. 59 grey photo print cartridge can also be used in the new colour
inkjet printers HP Photosmart 245, 7660, and 7760.
The look and feel of traditional photos with enhanced photo paper
The specially formulated inks in the HP No. 59 print cartridge are designed
to precisely match with the sophisticated coating technology on the enhanced
HP Premium Plus Photo Paper. HP's best photo paper now offers an increased thickness
and weight of 280 g/m2, and a higher gloss-level. The photo paper has the look
and feel of traditionally processed photos. High-resolution digital images are
rendered with the same brilliant colours or subtle gradations of grey one expects
from analog photos. When printed on this paper with the HP No. 57/58/59 inkjet
print cartridges photo prints resist fading for generations.
In each format (A4-size and 10 x 15 cm), HP Premium Plus Photo Paper now comes
with either a glossy or satin-matt finish. The glossy 10 x 15 cm version is
available with or without tear-off tab; the latter option being optimised for
printers, such as the new HP Photosmart 245, 7660, 7760, and 7960 which are
capable of borderless printing on all four edges.
The special back coating of HP Premium Plus Photo Paper helps prevent photos
from sticking together when stacked in the out-tray, allowing for unattended
printing. Furthermore, HP's unique paper coating is more resistant to scratching
Optimum image quality with HP's systems approach
The HP No. 59 grey photo print cartridge and the enhanced HP Premium Plus Photo
Paper have been especially designed for HP's latest generation of inkjet printers.
In HP's systems approach, the three elements of HP inkjet printing systems -
HP inkjet print cartridges, print media, and printers - are designed together
and thoroughly tested to deliver optimum reliability, performance, and print