Inkjet Ink Cartridges are integral parts of modern printers and have the task of supplying Inkjet Printers with Ink.
These small boxes constitute a significant part of the cost of using an inkjet printer. The good news is that much money can be saved when buying your next set of ink cartridges.
The simple rules are to buy online, compare prices before buying and to go with compatible ink cartridges. The results are savings on up to 75% of the cost compared to buying original ink cartridges at your local store.
|Brother||LC-01, LC-02, LC-04, LC-21, LC-25, LC-31, LC-41, LC-51|
|Canon||BCI-3, BCI-5, BCI-6, BCI-8, BCI-120, BCI-130, BCI-140, BJI-20|
|Epson||S02025, S02036, T0601, T0691, T0692, T0693, T0694, T0771, T0774|
|HP||HP 02, HP 15, HP 21, HP 40, HP 44, HP 74, HP 88 HP 96|
|Lexmark||10N0016, 10N0026, 12A1970, 12A1980, 16G0050, 16G0070|
|Xerox||8R7660, 8R7661, 8R7662, 8R7663, 8R7880, 8R7972 8R7973 8R7881|
Ink Cartridges acts as ink tanks for inkjet printers and usually contains a printhead and one or more chips for printer communication and health indication.
Printers from HP, Lexmark and Dell often have cartridges with the printhead integrated while Epson and Canon cartridges usually only hold the ink. The cost of the ink cartridge is affected by the placement of the printhead. By placing it in the cartridge, the cartridge price goes up since complexity is added to the manufacturing process and electronic components and wiring needs to be added.
In most cases there is one separate container for black ink and separate containers for Cyan, Magenta and Yellow ink. Versions of containers also exist where Cyan, Magenta and Yellow ink all are encased in the same cartridge. Out of these four colors all other colors in the color spectrum can be created during the printing process.
As for Laser Toner Cartridges, Inkjet Ink Cartridges can be divided into three different groups depending on the origin of the raw materials and the used manufacturing process:
A fourth option is to buy a ink refill kit so that you can refill your old ink cartridges yourself. Remember that empty cartridges are best refilled while they still are fresh. If they are empty and unused for too long there is a risk that your printhead (if applicable) has been clogged.
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