Product Type: Hewlett-Packard printer consumables
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HP 363 cyan
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HP 363 cyan
Advantages: Produces accurate Colour
Disadvantages: A little pricey perhaps
This review is my second for the '363' series of inks - with my first being the for the yellow variety.
The Hewlett Packard 363 cyan ink can be used in the following printers: HP Photosmart 3110, 3210, 3310, 8250, C5175, C6175, C6180, C6270, C6285, C7180, D6160, D7160, D736 and D7460.
The Cyan is usually the second one to run out, after the yellow - so I have a small stockpile of them in my cartridge drawer.
The colour is excellent, with the light blue tones being extremely accurately represented on all paper types.
The ink uses 'viviera' technology, which means, if used in conjunction with HP's 'Premium Plus paper', they will have a fade resistance of over 100 years - which is quite an impressive claim.
From Amazon, the 363 cyan costs £6.78. For this price you get what's claimed to be 490 pages worth of ink. If this is true, this represents fairly good value for money, as the cartridges are quite economical and will last a fair amount of time.
If you buy the 363 'Value Pack' which I've also reviewed, you get all the inks in the colour range, and 150 sheets of 10 x 15cm printing paper, for around £31.
The inks are really easy to replace - especially on my printer (the D7160). All you have to do is lift the hinge, push in the cartridge, close the hinge, and you're done. It's a simple and non-messy process.
I would recommend the HP 363 Viviera inks to everyone - especially over the non-hp '3rd party' version. You can guarantee you'll get a realistic colour representation, which, as a graphic designer, is extremely important.
Highly recommend printing ink - give it a go if you've got a compatible printer.
Summary: Decent Product
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