The HP No 57 tri-color inkjet print cartridge has been developed to provide photo-quality images and brilliant color for the home user on special media as well as plain paper The HP No 57 cartridge is designed for customers who desire technology which is engaging, fosters discovery and imagination, and enriches personal and family well-being This cartridge is ideal for printing images taken with digital cameras
HP 57 - print cartridge
Colour (cyan, magenta, yellow)
HP Yellow, cyan, magenta 17ml Ink-jet print cartridge
The tri colour ink cartridge ordered from Office Clearance UK was delivered promptly without any cardboard packaging, the note that was enclosed said that this was to minimise postal delays and ensure that the cartridge could be put through the letter box.
I fitted the cartridge and printed the test sheet which showed only black and purple. I printed a photo which was all in blue and purple shades, no brown, red, or yellow tones. The End of Warranty date on the cartridge was 2005 - five years out of date! I phoned the (mobile) number given and was told that someone would email me. The email which I received later that day asked for details of the problem although I had already given full details.
After replying to the email with full details and requesting a refund I received the following reply: " This sounds like an ink blockage in the cartridge. A bit like a ball point pan (biro) when it will not print and has been in storage. We need to encourage it to work. If you have a hoover with a nozzle attachment put this on a cloth held TIGHTLY against the printhead (where the ink comes out or should!!) for 10-15 seconds. If this fails try once gain. This can draw the blockage / contamination in the ink out. DO NOT FORGET TO CLEAN THE HOOVER NOZZLE AFTERWARDS. Re-Insert the cartridge(s). Close the cover. Try printing again OR less successful - if you do not have a hoover place the cartridge on a WARM WATER wet tissue paper for an HOUR see if this draws out some ink. This can draw the blockage/ contamination in the ink out. Try printing some text and a photo. If OK then problem solved. If not email back please. AND INCLUDE YOUR PHONE NUMBER explain what you have done and the results and we will refund or replace.Read more ›
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The ink cartridge was not as described in the picture but did come in the original HP wrapper with a protective cardboard inner sleeve, this did not bother me as the price was half that of my local high street shops.
I ordered the cartridge on tuesday morning and it arrived thursday morning which was well within the estimated time, 1st class service.
I was concerned though that I could not see the expiry date on the outer wrapper and since I had read lots of comments from other retailers about out of date cartridges this did worry me, when I opened the wrapper the date on the cartridge was well within the expiry date, what a relief! not sure if I could have returned it once I had opened the wrapper? anyway it turned out good in the end, I would recommend this seller highly.
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