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Does The Quality Of Your Printer Ink Really Matter?

Jul 29, 2008
Companies that make printers always suggest that you use their brand of ink in their printers. Some manufacturers go to the point of warning consumers about problems that recycled ink cartridges or generic ink can cause. It is important to determine if such claims are true or if printing manufacturers are simply trying to make more money.

In reality, both ideas are true in certain situations. Consider how inkjet printers operate. Small dots are sprayed onto paper by the printer and form the complete image.

High quality ink is important to overall print quality because the small size of dots used in inkjet printing need to be positioned precisely. If not, the result will be less clear.

Modern printers are actually very high-tech pieces of equipment, and they're designed to work together as a whole. The printer is designed to work properly with a certain formula of ink, and the paper made by the printer companies is made to give the best results with their ink.

Using ink and printers from different brands will result in a lower quality of printing. In order to prevent bad results, make sure that the printer and the ink you are using are designed to work together.

This does not mean that the ink made by your printer's company is the only ink that is safe to use in that printer. Cartridges can be refilled with ink and so-called generic cartridges are available for purchase. Remember that any such alternative must be compatible with your model printer.

Since companies that make printers earn more profits from sales of ink cartridges than anything else, they don't want you to think that there are other viable alternatives.

As long as you ensure the ink (and other supplies) you're using are compatible, you won't run into problems and your print quality will be every bit as good as with the original (much more expensive) ink.
About the Author
Ever thought about how much printer ink really costs ? If you work it out by the ounce, you'd be surprised how much you're actually paying. Find out how you can save money on your printer ink on the Inketeria website. Visit http://www.inketeria.com for more helpful information.
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