Friday, June 29, 2012

What are Inkjet Printers and their Technology?

Inkjet printer is a type of printer that is commonly used in home and offices, these printers produce digital image by propelling droplets of ink onto paper. You could say inkjet printers are more popular than laser printers because they are much cheaper to buy. Another reason that they are popular is that they are mostly encountered at people's houses. This is because inkjet printers are more ideal for personal use for printing reports, documents, and conceptual frameworks and of course, digital photographs. It is nearly impossible to avoid the term "inkjet printer" when you're looking for a printing machine that you could use at your home.

Inkjet printers mainly use three types of technologies, the continuous inkjet (CIJ), thermal (DOD) inkjet, and piezoelectric (DOD).

Continous inkjet (CIJ) was first used in marking and coding products and packages. This was idea came from Lord Kevin and the first company who used this technology was Siemens in the year 1951. In this technology, a strong pressure pump directs the liquid ink from a reservoir through the gun body and a microscopic nozzle, producing a continuous stream of ink droplets on the paper. This is the oldest inkjet technology used and has been improved by a number of printer manufacturing company.


In thermal (DOD) inkjet technology, the inkjet printers' uses inkjet cartridges created with a series of tiny chambers each containing a heater which is constructed by photolithography also called as optical lithography, a process which used in micro-fabrication to remove parts of the bulk of a state. To eject a droplet of ink from the cartridge, a pulse of current is passed through the heating element causing a fast vaporization of the ink in the chamber to form a bubble causing a large pressure to increase, propelling a droplet of ink onto the paper. This technology is used in manufacturing inkjet printers from known brands like HP, Canon, and Lexmark.

The last inkjet technology used is the piezoelectric inkjet technology, this approach is used by printer manufacturer companies Brother and Epson. This technology uses a piezoelectrical matter in an ink-filled chamber behind each nozzle instead of a heating element. When a current of electricity is applied, the piezo material changes shape, which generates a pressure pulse in the fluid forcing a droplet of ink from the nozzle. This inkjet technology is mostly used on production lines to mark products.

Inkjet printers have evolved over the past years, and it with the emergence of new advanced technology, inkjet printers are going to improved more. At TonerGreen.com, we offer an extensive collection of remanufactured inkjet cartridges that are ideal replacement cartridges for your inkjet printers whether its an Epson, HP, Lexmark, Dell or Canon inkjet printer. The best part is our remanufactured inkjet cartridges are pocket-friendly and planet-friendly, and are backed up by a 100% satisfaction guarantee and performance guarantee that is comparable with what OEM manufacturers offer.

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