HP Launches Ink Cartridge App

2011-09-12 08:47:10

Published on 2011-09-12 08:47:10

HP has launched a new app with a built-in scanning feature in a bid to prevent consumers buying fake ink cartridges.

The new eSupplies app, available on iOS devices, will help people prevent printer damage through use of counterfeit products.

According to cnet.com, HP claims that 58 per cent of customers in China who purchase the bogus products do so unknowingly, but this can be prevented when they use the new application.

It has a built-in QR code scanner, which is able to identify whether the ink cartridge is authentic.

Furthermore, it can help tell the customer which cartridge will be suitable for their printer and offers an option to purchase online.

These cartridges may come in useful for the new range of printers launched this week by HP.

Five of the best free iPhone printing apps were recently highlighted by PC Advisor. It recommended HP ePrint Home & Biz, Canon Easy PhotoPrint and the Epson iPrint, among others.

Posted by Canzil Ahmed.

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