How To Understand The Science Of Printing Ink Cartridges?
Individuals are mostly interacting with inkjet printers which produce quality results in a minor cost so they are the popular printing solutions both for home and office use. The inkjet cartridges are although simple enough, but use the same arrangement like others.
Reservoirs of ink are present inside these cartridges that are connected to print heads known as a series of small nozzles. The prints are produced when dotted ink shoots out of these nozzles on the page.
Understanding The CMYK Formula:
CMYK is the colour formula used for four different combinations of colours. The four different letters of the formula demonstrate individual colour for inkjet printers. They are Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Key (Black). Separate cartridge for individual colour and all in one are both available in the market.
Print technology for commercial use as well has the same arrangement of colour combination. Either using them for printing press in UAE or high runs printing jobs in New York, they use colour setup equivalent to the inkjet cartridge arrangement. However, they might use more than four colours.
The Colour Process:
To have a print job done, when the print command is send out to the printer, a CMYK formula for individual pixel is transmitted out of the computer to the ink cartridges for the small nozzles inside it.
For individual pixel, the print heads/small nozzles, fire out the ink on the page that forms a small dot. To form a completed document or image, this process is repeated for each pixel and the required result is generated.
There are two different types of cartridges that work on different techniques, but producing the same result. Those are:
Bubble Jet Cartridge:
There contain a heater/resistor on the nozzle that raise the temperature of ink locating inside the cartridge. A small bubble if produced which finally burst down and a pixel-sized ink is pushed out on the page using the print head.
In such cartridges, ink is present in the form of piezo crystals beyond the ink reservoir which are vibrated through an electric current. The vibration cause these crystals move out through the nozzle and produce the required colour in a pixel for.
The Final Word:
As all of the well-established and reputable business owners of printing press in UAE, United Kingdom, USA, and Russia, to name a few, have incorporated high run offset printing technologies for their printing projects, the same cartridge setup is still followed in producing the required outcome of commercial jobs.