@HP Original You Event: Where Science, Art & Magic Meet!
Have you ever wondered how the ink in your printer and the technology behind the ink cartridge work together to create those fabulous photographs and images on paper? Have you ever really thought about how amazing the science behind the inner workings of a printer is? It’s something many of us likely don’t give much thought to, but it sure is fascinating!
Inkology 101 with Thom Brown
Thom Brown, HP Supplies Specialist gave us the scoop on the innovations that help make HP printer supplies the best choice for quality, reliability and value. Since Thom can explain things better than I can, here are some videos that sum up what we learned from him at the event.
This is where the science comes in. Technology and innovation are at the forefront of HP’s printing products. To ensure the best quality and the most reliable products, and to get the results we want (quality, consistency, reliability), a lot of testing and prototypes are required. HP ink contains a unique proprietary formulation that includes a colorant, surfactant, polymer binder, humectants, anti-curl additive, anti-kogation additive, preservative, chelation agent, buffer, and co-solvent. With HP’s complex ink formulation, print heads require less servicing or maintenance.
I could go on and on about how interesting and how COOL all of the technology and science behind ink and printing are, but I’d like to talk about art and photography as well!
Photography with Michael Cooper
Attendees at the HP Original You Event had a special treat, and I’m not talking about the macarons (though HP did have me at macarons!). Award-winning photographer, Michael Cooper chatted with us about photography and how to improve our own photographs.
At the event, Michael Cooper chatted with us and highlighted the aspects of the photographs he liked, areas we could have improved on, and he offered tips on how to make the photograph work better. For my photo, Michael suggested cropping the photo a bit to exclude some of the things in the background that were distracting. He said it was a beautiful shot, good angle, and liked that the Canadian flag was even included in there. I really took his suggestions to heart because I think he is a phenomenal photographer and really admire his work.
We were even taken on a tour of the premises and were able to take photographs. After which, we emailed a photo we took and Michael quickly printed them off and showed us what worked, what would make the “hero of the story” pop out more. He reminded us of the rule of thirds, perspective, angles, and trying new things when it came to photographing our subjects.
Thank you to HP for a fabulous, fun, and informative afternoon!
Disclosure: I attended “The Original You” event sponsored by HP Canada. HP products mentioned in this post were supplied by HP Canada.