Ink cartridge is a replaceable component of Inkjet Printer.Ink cartridges contain a liquid Ink, which is deposited on to paper during printing. Liquid Ink is usually water-based, but some cartridges also contain oil-based ink.Ink cartridges contain one or more portioned ink reservoirs.Ink cartridges disperses ink through holes in the cartridge.Some of the manufacturing companies place an electronic contacts and chips, which is used to communicate with the paper.

Most of the consumers uses thermal inkjet printer, which is made by the companies-Canon, HP, Lexmark.In thermal inkjet printer each partition of the ink reservoir contains a heating element with a tiny metal plate or resistor.When the printer produces a response signal, a tiny current flow through the metal or resistor make it warm, and the ink surrounding the heating plate is vaporized in to a tiny air bubble inside the nozzle.Then the total volume of the ink exceeds that of the nozzle, and ink droplet is forced out of the cartridge nozzle onto the paper.Ink also acts as a coolant to protect the metal-plate heating elements.When the ink flow is not smooth, it leads to printer head damages.

Original Printer cartridges are much expensive, so we demand the third party options.Consumer can refill the ink cartridge by them with a kit, otherwise they can use refiller or remanufacture by pumping ink back into the cartridges. Some of the third party manufactures offering refillable cartridges with an auto reset chips.This chip helps to simplify the cartridge refilling process.These refillable cartridges are easy to further refill and it is less harmful to the environment.The most easy method to refill the cartridges is through the use of a CIS unit, it contains a set of cartridges that have tubes connected to them. Ink continuously flow through the tube from the bottle which is placed outside the printer.Then the user can simply refills the bottle instead of refilling the cartridges.

Toner Cartridge

Toner cartridge is a consumable component of laser printer.Toner Cartridges contain toner powder.Toner powder is a fine, dry mixture of plastic particles, carbon and black or other coloring agents that make the actual image on the paper.Laser is used to ‘burn’ the toner into the paper.The heat of the fuser melts the toner particles of toner which causes them to attach to the paper.Toner disperses in to the paper in a particular pattern by passing the static electricity.To improve the quality of the printout, the carbon was melt-mixed with a polymer.

Toner composition varies according to the manufactures.Particle size is one of the factor that affects the resolution.The smaller toner particles which gives the better resolution.Toner particle with more uniform size and shapes gives better color for the printed image.Toner cartridges are refilled by the vendor.Most of the users prefer toner cartridges.Toner cartridge produces the output with high printing quality.Long printing life and speed is the other advantages of toner cartridges.It print the images with high quality compared to Ink cartridges.These are the main reasons for choosing toner cartridges.Toner cartridges are quite large and it holds a substantial amount of toner.For printing a large amount of documents, toner cartridges are the better choice. Toner cartridges are more expensive than ink cartridges.

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