You might have been using printers at your work and at your home, you have known the printer brands like HP, Lexmark, Epson, Canon, Brother, and Samsung, but did you really know the printer you are using? For the information, the printers that are commonly used are inkjets printer, and they differ so much than the laser printers in terms of speed and quality of the printouts. The inkjet technology printers were first introduced in the late 1980s and since their first introduced, they have gained popularity each year while having developments in performance and decreasing in price. The inkjets are the most popular type of computer printers for the general consumer because they are designed so that they have low cost, high quality of output, capability of printing in vivid color, and very easy to use. Inkjet technology works by placing extremely small droplets of ink onto paper to create a text or an image. Inkjets are known for their general characteristics like inexpensive, quiet, reasonably fast, and there are a lot of models which actually can produce high-quality output. You may find the other inkjet printer on the market, but among those brands, Epson, Hewlett-Packard, and Canon are the ones which are known to have substantial share of credit for the development of the modern inkjet technology.
Commonly the inkjet printer includes inkjet printhead assembly, paper feed assembly, power supply, control circuitry and interface ports. The inkjet printhead assembly is used to spray the ink, contains several components. The most important one is the printhead which is the core of the inkjet printer and contains a series of nozzles that are used to spray drops of ink. Another important component is the inkjet cartridge or inkjet tank, this part usually differs from one manufacturer to the others, the ink cartridges come in various combinations, such as separate black and color cartridges, color and black in a single cartridge or even a cartridge for each ink color. If you try to open the printer’s lid, you will see that the printhead along with the inkjet cartridges is moved back and forth across the paper by a stepper motor using a special kind of rubber belt.
Even though the ink used is prayed, but most of the inkjet printers nowadays use inkjet inks that dries very fast, so that you can immediately pick up the sheet without having to worry about smudging it. Compared to an earlier version of consumer-oriented printers, inkjet printers have numerous advantages. They work much quieter rather than impact dot matrix printers or daisy wheel printers. They also can print finer, smoother details with higher printhead resolution, moreover, you can find lots of inkjet printers with photorealistic-quality on the market and the nearest printer stores.
However, there are also disadvantages of the inkjet printers such as flimsy print heads (prone to clogging) and inkjet cartridges which will quite cost you a lot. Other disadvantages include ink bleeding, 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. However, you would still prefer this type rather than the other, won’t you?