Solved Ink Level Indication in HP2050

Hewlett-packard G71-340us notebook
January 4, 2012 at 11:37:44
Specs: Windows 7, 1.8/2 GB
I have purchased HP2050 Three in one printer

I am getting colured and black print out in a fine manner. But when i check estimated ink levels, it shows me that Colured is empty whereas i am getting colured print out in a good way

then i ran Diagnostic of printer and it also shows me all colours

apparently all the colours are fine then why my printer is showiing empty cartidge for colured


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January 5, 2012 at 06:26:33
I guess that is what I am saying. What I suggest you do is to keep spare cartridges on site and run the cartridge until the quality deteriorates.

If you are worried about wasting ink then don't pay attention to those levels.

For economical printing, consider a business class laser printer. The toner cartridges have larger capacity (2500 sheets or more) and do not dry out like ink tanks. IMO the only thing that inkjets are good for anymore is to print photos. Even then, you are better off using print services at Sam's club, Costco, pharmacy, etc.



#1
January 4, 2012 at 12:04:18
The printer estimates ink usage by paper count.

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#2
January 5, 2012 at 04:16:40
Can u explain what u mean by paper count...
this is pic of both the scenarios

http://www.4shared.com/photo/QQ9a2V...


and


http://www.4shared.com/photo/cO_tpC...

thanks


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#3
January 5, 2012 at 06:13:42
The cartridge/print head has the ability to track how many sheets of paper went through the printer since installing that cartridge. Most ink estimates are based on 5% paper coverage.

Look at the link below for more on coverage.

http://www.pcmag.com/encyclopedia_t...


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#4
January 5, 2012 at 06:20:14
So u wana say that since my number of pages were more but i used color very less on these pages thats why, the estimate is showing very low (which is wrong) and in actual my color cartridge is ok


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#5
January 5, 2012 at 06:26:33
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I guess that is what I am saying. What I suggest you do is to keep spare cartridges on site and run the cartridge until the quality deteriorates.

If you are worried about wasting ink then don't pay attention to those levels.

For economical printing, consider a business class laser printer. The toner cartridges have larger capacity (2500 sheets or more) and do not dry out like ink tanks. IMO the only thing that inkjets are good for anymore is to print photos. Even then, you are better off using print services at Sam's club, Costco, pharmacy, etc.


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