It’s not often in life that you get more than what you ask for....., usually you get what you pay for and that’s it, when buying ink cartridges it’s not so much that you get more than you ask for but you get more than you realise..........
What most of people don’t realise is that when you buy a HP cartridge you are not just buying the ink, you are buying the ink and a highly technical delivery system. For instance if you look at a biro or any pen, most basic pens aren’t that sophisticated in comparison to a printer cartridge, with a pen you get an ink tank or vessel which would be the straw inside that holds the ink and the ball point which is the delivery system, an ink cartridge is worlds apart which is why you can buy pens very cheap but ink cartridges cost considerably more and rightly so.
You probably don’t realise, and may not even care but those little HP ink cartridges are just bursting with technology, you can see just by looking at them that they are hi-tech, just how that little plastic item filled with a sponge and 3 primary ink colours delivers full colour images of photo quality is nothing short of genius.
It’s not just the actual cartridge that is special; the ink itself is literally liquid engineering, you can only imagine the amount of Science, Chemistry, Nano-technology, Fluid Mechanics and Physics that goes into the development of what the vast majority of us see as just ink! It’s not just about printing either; the nozzles on an HP ink cartridge are much finer than a human hair, during the printing process these nozzles can reach very high temperature so the ink acts as a coolant, without this the nozzles would probably warp and fail.
Some of the world's top scientists and researchers are working together at HP Labs to invent ink technologies, delivery systems and printers that enable us to print at home or in the office and they manage to pack all that research, development and innovation into a small ink cartridge.
Once you have looked at the science of HP ink cartridges you can’t help being amazed at what you see, or maybe you can and it’s just me, maybe I’m a bit of a science geek who always asks “why?” or wonder’s how things work rather than accepting the answer “because it does!” hopefully the next time you go to print a document you’ll spare a thought for what is actually happening when you click print, you are actually witnessing science in motion.