Test: HP Photosmart D5460: Smeartest and water resistance
To test durability of the ink DC prints this document (to the right) on plain copy paper in normal quality without a change in the driver.
You can find the file we use here: Testdokumente.
Immediately after print out DC highlights a text line. The amount of smear can be seen in the scan below.
When marking text printed by the D5460 the pigmented black ink shows smear.
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In the middle of a colored rhumb the lab puts a droplet of water. It stays there to evaporate. This way we can assess, whether or not the ink is water resistant.
HP´s Vivera inks, which are used in the D5460, get no good marks in this test. The inks trickle off immediately, when coming in contact with water.