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HP Officejet 200 Pigment or Dye?

Discussion in 'Printers' started by jimconsole28, May 14, 2019.

  1. jimconsole28

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    Hi,

    I have the above printer that uses HP62 cartridge. when the ink ran out i replaced it with the cheap dye based ink and when i print anything with a barcode on it i noticed the barcode won't scan because the lines are a bit rough. would i be able to use pigment ink instead? and would that improve the quality?

    Thank you all
     
  2. jimconsole28

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    After doing some research i found out HP use Pigment ink in their black HP62 cartridge and Dye ink in their tri color cartridge. this is probably why when i refilled the cartridge the quality of black print in certain areas like my barcodes were not good enough. it's a shame as regular text look nice and crisp using dye ink. anyhow i have purchased a cheap bottle of Pigment ink to try. £5 for 100ml bargain!
    i'll update with results when it arrives.
     
  3. jimconsole28

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    Received the Pigment ink today and i was amazed at the difference as it's almost like it's been laser printed! the barcodes scan perfect first time with no rough edges anymore. just great!