Printer ink, also known as printer cartridges or inkjet cartridges, are printer accessories which release ink during the printing process. The enable you to transfer text or graphics onto paper, for example. Ink cartridges are replacements for when your current cartridges have run out.
Printer ink cartridges are used in inkjet printers within the home, workplace or schools. They offer a great printing finish and are often cheaper than laser printing.
Choosing printer ink:
You will have to ensure that your printer ink is compatible with your printer. You can usually find this information in the printer instruction manual or by finding the product number of the current ink in your printer. It is important that you buy compatible ink cartridges, otherwise your printer will not accept them.
When deciding on a printer, you should consider the number of compatible ink cartridges for it. A printer with lots of compatible cartridges will make it easier for you to find an affordable option.
What colours are available?
Ink cartridges contain single or multiple ink reservoirs. These reservoirs can contain different colours of ink and generally come in black or colour versions. Ink colours include:
What is CMYK?
CMYK is a colour model which mixes different combinations of ink to create many colours. CMYK stands for cyan, magenta, yellow and key.
How long do they last?
The "Approximate Page Yield" represents how many pages the cartridge should last for. If you are planning on doing a large amount of printing, you should choose a printer cartridge with a higher page coverage.
Inkjet cartridges or toner cartridges?
Inkjet cartridges are designed for InkJet printers and contain a liquid form of ink. Toner cartridges contain a fine powder and are designed for LaserJet printers.