I recently purchased an HP Envy 5540 printer with original inks and noticed that none of the colours smudge when I run my fingers across them – apart from the black ink on the page which smudges very very easily. This is the case even after I leave the page for many weeks. When I come back to it, the black ink is still smudging and none of the other colours are.
My question is, if I get a more expensive dye-based printer will I encounter the same issue? Er is the issue just a result of me having a cheaper dye-based printer?
There are some dye-based printers on the market, especially the Canon Pixma range, that have all dye inks and one black pigment ink too. However, I have learnt that these printers will not default to using the pigment black unless the whole document is black, which is a shame.