|Basic facts on Inkjet Printers
What are inkjet printers?
printers are the most common home printers available today. They
come in a wide range of prices, depending on what features you
need and the type of quality you're looking for. You can get a
solid printer that can do your business letters and your kids'
birthday cards for under $100; if you want something that will
print professional-level graphics, you could spend ten times as
How do inkjet printers work?
Inkjet printers create text and pictures on
paper by shooting tiny dots of ink through tiny nozzles. The
nozzles are contained in a print head, which moves back and
forth across the page. As it finishes each passage, the paper is
moved forward so that the printhead can continue across the next
Most inkjet printers use four colors: Cyan,
Magenta, Yellow, and Black. By combining these colors in various
combinations, printers can recreate almost any shade the user
In the past, these printers were not used in
more professional applications because the ink had a tendency to
smear, or to spread slightly, depending on the quality of the
paper. However, new types of ink and more efficient print heads
have taken care of much of these problems.
What costs comes with inkjet printers?
Besides the initial cost of buying a printer,
you are going to be buying ink cartridges on a regular basis.
How much this will add to the cost of the printer depends on
several factors. For example, color ink is more expensive than
black ink, so if you're going to be doing a lot of color
printing, your expenses will be much higher. In addition, some
printers tend to run out of ink much faster than others.
Some users try to save money by buying ink
cartridges sold by third-party companies -- in other words,
companies other than the printer manufacturer. If you can find a
reputable firm that sells good products, then you can indeed
save a great deal of money on ink cartridges. However, a badly
made ink cartridge can damage your printer, and negate your
warranty, so look before you leap.
What are the advantages of inkjet
- Easy to operate.
- Printing not as precise as laser.
- Ink cartridges can be expensive over