The Disadvantage and Advantage Of Inkjet Printing

Published: 11th July 2006
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Knowing that inkjet printing is a flexible, cost-effective, and dependable way to achieve high quality printed products. This inkjet printing has its own flaws. The disadvantages of inkjets include fragile print heads (that is prone to clogging or blockage) and expensive ink cartridges. These two main disadvantages of inkjet printing must be the reason why some of the consumers consider laser printers for medium to higher volume printer applications.

And some of the consumers are making an alternate way in order they can save money this is by using compatible generic cartridges or re-filling kits, provided that they know the consequence that in using unofficial products their printers' warranty may becomes void.

Ink bleeding is another type of disadvantages factor of inkjet printing, where ink is carried sideways away from the desired location by the capillary effect; the result is a muddy appearance on some types of paper.

Enough of these disadvantage part of inkjet printing, we look now to the brighter side. Compared to earlier consumer oriented printers, inkjets have a number of advantages. Some of these are:

They are quieter in operation than impact dot matrix or daisywheel printers.
They can print finer, smoother details through higher print head resolution, and many ink jets with photorealistic-quality color printing are widely available.
In comparison to more expensive technologies like thermal wax, dye sublimations, and laser printers, ink jets have the advantage of practically no warm-up time and lower cost per page (except when compared to laser-printers).

Inkjet printers are a type of computer printer that operates by propelling tiny droplets of liquid ink onto paper. They are the widespread type of computer printer for the general consumer due to their low cost, high quality of output, capability of printing in vivid color, and ease of use.

In regards to the bleeding problem, nowadays, there are more inkjet printer maker also sell special treated paper intended to avoid the bleeding problem in printing, but this paper is expensive and sometimes has a peculiar texture. This is paper is perfect for inkjet printers.

Because the ink used in most inkjet printer is a water-soluble, care must be taken with inkjet-printed documents to avoid even the smallest drop of water, which can cause severe blurring or running. Using highlighter markers is not recommended with such documents.


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