Whether you’re archiving documents for your business records or printing photos, you want your prints to last. HP invests heavily in the research and technology that ensure documents and photos last for decades. HP researchers carefully consider both permanence and durability when they develop new printing supplies and papers.
Permanence refers to how well a printed image lasts over time—whether it fades when exposed to light, heat, humidity or airborne pollutants. Durability refers to how well an image resists accidents—such as spilled water, smudging and fingernail scratches. All HP inks and papers must meet rigorous print permanence and durability tests developed by HP and by relevant standardization organizations or independent test labs. Always use Original HP inks and papers with your HP printer to achieve maximum results and performance. Using non-HP supplies may lower printer reliability and page yields, and make your office documents no longer resistant to water damage or highlighter smear. Your photos may also fade within a year, photos printed with Original HP ink and paper last up to 50 times longer than those made with non-HP supplies.3