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HP Photosmart 7200 and 7400 Series Printers - Print Cartridge Configuration: Ink Backup Printing Mode
Ink Backup mode is the ability of the HP Photosmart 7200 and 7400 series printers to provide reasonable quality output when a cartridge runs out of ink, is defective, or fails altogether. Ink Backup mode is initiated only after one of the ink cartridge is removed. The printer will exit Ink Backup mode when two functioning ink cartridges are installed.
Figure 1: Ink Backup mode
The print cartridges used with the HP Photosmart 7200 and 7400 series printers are as follows:
WARNING: To get the best performance, HP recommends using only genuine HP print cartridges and supplies.
The HP Photosmart 7200 and 7400 series printers can operate using several different print cartridge configurations. These configurations will impact print quality as detailed in the table below: