Inkjet Printer

What is an Inkjet Printer?

Inkjet Printer


Inkjet printers are a popular choice with many businesses, large and small. Many inkjet printers are inexpensive to purchase and offer a simple printing solution. The running costs vary depending on what type of document you are printing. Inkjet printers are perfect if you do not have a high volume of day to day printing, making them great for home offices and small businesses or as a personal desk top printer in a larger office.

Inkjet Cartridges


Text documents print quickly and don’t use a huge amount of ink, whereas pictures and photographic documents will use more ink and take longer to print. If you have a large volume of printing or are printing a lot of colour documents and presentations, you will find running costs can become quite high as the replacement inkjet cartridges can be expensive to replace making the ‘price per page’ more expensive than its laser printer counterpart.



Printhead Assembly


Inkjet printing works by tiny droplets of ink being propelled from the cartridge through spray nozzles onto the paper surface. The print head assembly (which houses the cartridges and spray nozzles) moves across the paper as it passes through the printer spraying minute amounts of ink on to the page precisely where it is needed to create letters and images. Most inkjet printers today use very fast drying ink so that you can immediately pick up the finished page without smudging it.

Multifunction Inkjet Printer



Inkjet printers are versatile machines, you can purchase a photo inkjet printer which is specifically designed to print lab-quality photos, or a multifunction inkjet printer which will allow you to print, scan, copy and fax all from the one machine. Industrial size inkjet printers are also available for professional large scale print jobs.



Benefits of an Inkjet Printer...


  • Inexpensive to purchase, many models are available for under £100
  • High quality printing
  • Versatile – lots of functionality
  • Compact – perfect as a desk-top printer or for a small office
  • Cartridges are easy to replace and can be purchased individually or in multi-packs


On the other hand…


  • Ink cartridges are expensive to replace
  • Inkjet printers can take longer to print complex documents
  • Inkjet printers can be noisy which can be a problem in a quiet office

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