I recently purchased an HP Photosmart 8450 for my first foray into digital printing. I have been very happy with the results so far in both color and mono, but have been using only HP's premium plus glossy paper for my prints. I am interested in recommendations from other HP inkjet users regarding matte papers that work well with HP inkjets using Vivera inks, as well as any other papers that might be of interest (and how to obtain the appropriate profiles -- I am really new to this). I have a particular fondness for Ilford's Pearl line of papers for wet darkroom work, and would be interested in any equivalents for digital printing. Lastly, is there any reason to choose the "maximum dpi" option rather than the "best" setting when printing with this unit, or would I just be wasting ink? Thanks much for any insights.
I think you might find that the high longevity of the inks as tested for the HP PhotoSmart only applies to the use of HP papers recommended for the printer.
It is illogical to assume significantly more ink will be used when printing at higher resolution setting. If more ink were applied the print density values would increase resulting in a darker print. Using a higher resolution setting usually effects just the printing speed, slowing it down.