Inkjet printing is one of the two types of printing available in the market. A digital image is recreated with the help of a printer and ink by propelling droplets of ink onto plastic or other substrates. This is the more commonly used type of printer and the cost of the printer is phenomenally lower than that of an Inkjet ink cartridge. This is made from organic or inorganic pigment dissolved within a chemical solvent. Inkjet inks are known for producing images with a good quality finish and bright colored textures. Today's ink is made of a substance called carbon black, which is a pigment similar to soot which was traditionally used in ancient times. This consists of a solvent as well as a binder and additionally a plethora of additives to increase the drying speed and the process of chelating.
The inkjet ink consists of a pigment to provide color for the ink. These pigments can also bring gloss or matt finishes to a surface. Abrasiveness is another texture in can give visually to a print. These pigments can also provide properties such as chemical resistance to heat, light, and solvents. The base pigments are then mixed with other chemicals such as extenders and opacifiers which are white and cause the ink to gain an opaque property. While opacifiers give the ink its solid color, extenders are meant for dilution and reduction of the intensity. These pigments are finely ground up in order to prevent clumping and to ensure an even spread.
The inkjet cartridges are available with colors of cyan, magenta, yellow and black which are the primary colors are constitute the main ingredient of all colors. These colors are available as a combo bundle set which will have a percentage of reduction for the bulk order. Refill kits are also available for existing cartridges that have been used up. An ink cartridge is basically used for holding the ink that is used to print the outputs. These are most commonly used for inkjet printers and unused in the case of laserjet and dot matrix type of printers. They make use of a powdered toner in place of a cartridge.
Inkjet cartridges are specially made in different sizes to suit different printers. Hence it is mandatory to know your printer model before you make the buy. They come in two types: black as well as colored. The colors available are the standard primary colors for printing namely cyan, magenta, yellow and black. A sensor installed in the printer is the method of knowing the level of inks inside the printer. When the ink levels are low, the printer will notify an alert which will be displayed on the printer screen. Some cartridges can be refilled and reused while others are meant for single usage. The former is more environmentally friendly and also helps save cost. The print cartridges are more often more expensive as compared to the printer cost itself.