Saturday, 08 December 2012
Printer inks are inks manufactured particularly for printers. The grade of printing depends upon the type of ink, form of paper and also the type of printer used. The quality of ink is reflected in the quality of the final product.
ink for canon pixma
Printer is made from a mix of dyes or pigments, distilled surfactants, de-ionized water, biocides and fungicides, buffering agents, humectants and resins. These combinations ensure that the ink produced matches the standard specification of OEM ink. Dye or pigment of a particular type and quantity is used, and also the surfactant helps in balancing the paper wetting and surface tension. Resins ensure paper adhesions and humectants minimize evaporation.
Printer inks are either dye based or pigment based. Dye based inkjet inks are brighter colored and can produce sharp quality printing. They're stable and is stored for very long durations. One of the drawbacks of dye based inkjet inks is because they are slow in penetrating and usually require ten seconds for drying. Because the drying time is long they often often blur. On the other hand pigment inkjet inks are light, fast, waterproof and fade resistant. In addition they dry considerably faster compared to dye based ink and therefore are more fitted to color ink as they prevent blurring. They also have lower toxicity levels than dye-based ink. One of the major goals from the inkjet ink manufacturers is to develop ink that is durable, fade resistant, and waterproof and it has the ability to print on any media.
Printer inks should be checked for compatibility with all the cartridge while purchasing as they are not generic and may simply be found in the cartridges they are manufactured for.