Does The Quality Of Your Printer Ink Really Matter?

By: Frankbolsom
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.

Because these drops of ink are so small and they must be very precise, the quality of the ink is important to the final results.

Printers are sophisticated machines that use advanced technology to work. All their components need to be able to function together. Companies that make printers produce their own brand of ink and paper that are designed to work together, offering the best results possible.

Mixing different parts of the process - such as using HP paper with Epson printers - will end up in poor quality printing. For this reason, you need to be sure you're using ink that is compatible with your particular model and brand of printer.

That's not to say the original manufacturer is the only ink you should use, however. The fact is there are "generic" cartridges and refill ink that will work fine with your printer, you just need to be sure that it is designed for the model you're going to use it with.

The printer companies make the majority of their profit on the ink cartridges, so they're not going to tell you this.

Print quality can be preserved if you are sure that whatever ink, cartridge, or any other component you use is designed to work with your specific printer. Your printing will turn out great and you will save money over more expensive ink, too.
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