Hewlett Packard are one of the market leaders in printers, printer cartridges and printer ink technology. Founded from a friendship that dates back to 1934, Bill Hewlett and David Packard went on to form a company that would not only stand the test of time but create some of the most sophisticated printing solutions on the planet to date. On January 1st 1939, with the toss of a coin deciding the company name, Hewlett-Packard, or HP as it was later to be called, was born.
The early years of the company was spent inventing groundbreaking technologies in all kinds of electronic devices and it wasn't until the 1980's that HP burst into the printer market with the invention the first HP desktop inkjet printer. Closely followed by the HP Laserjet series of printers this marked the end of the dot matrix era.
The range of HP printers available today is vast, as is the range of HP printer ink and cartridges that work with them. Everything from an entry level desktop printer to a high end digital wide format printer is included.
Amongst the most popular HP printers are the HP Photosmart , HP Designjet, HP Officejet, HP Deskjet, HP Laserjet and HP Colourjet.
HP printer ink is specially formulated for the job in hand, all HP inkjet cartridges contain a wet ink, some use a fast drying pigment based printer ink others a water based dye ink. As well as extensive research into how HP printer ink combines for colour match, much research has been put into light reaction to ensure that when you print with a cartridge that uses HP printer ink your photos or images will stand the test of time without colour loss or fading.
All HP Laserjet printer cartridges use a powdered ink commonly called toner, as with the HP inkjet printer cartridges, the HP Laserjet cartridges have toners that are specially formulated for the printer. It's not just mono printers, HP also offer a large range of colour printers, everything from a corporate solution to a desktop at home HP printer solutions has the answer whatever your printing needs.
The number of HP products on the market today runs into the thousands, some HP printers and HP ink cartridges that were designed in the 1980's are are still in use today, they may print a little slow compared to today's expected PPM and take up most of your desk but the fact that they are still around is a testimony to the quality of build and the forwarding thinking innovation that goes into HP Products.