In this article we will be discussing Ink cartridges for printers. Printers are said to be an unavoidable accessory or hardware which is required with every computer in all organizations like banking, retailing, hospitals, IT etc. A printer works with the help of cartridges. A Cartridge is like an ink in the pen. So without good quality cartridges, printers are unable to print the information and cannot deliver the desired results.
Therefore, it is mandatory to have a cartridge of well known and reliable brand in your printers. This will help you produce clear, visible and long lasting prints. The most common printers are inkjet printers and it uses ink cartridges. The ink spreads on the paper while you make a document print and so the ink in the cartridges gets used. So with time, the cartridges run out of ink and you have to replace it.
Types of Ink Cartridges
There are three types of cartridges you can find in the market. One is the original equipment from the manufacturer of the printer, the other is the compatible cartridges which are produced by non-printer producing companies, and the third one is remanufactured cartridges.
The original cartridges are produced by the printer companies themselves and are considered very costly since they are given by the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM). Compatible ink cartridges are produced with the specifications of OEM by some other company. They usually do not have any brand name since they are not made by printer companies. This makes them to be available at low cost. The remanufactured cartridges can be refilled then and there and as many times as you want. The refill can be done at affordable rates.
Things to remember with ink cartridges
As we saw, various models of inkjet cartridges are available. It is not that only a particular color of cartridge could be used. You can fill various inks such as black, yellow, cyan etc. The refill and replace steps can be easily done with just following the instructions in the box or the cover of the cartridges. Cartridges last for 24-36 months mostly, if they are stored and used properly.
It is important to use the cartridges with good quality printers because the quality of the cartridge and the print it makes depends upon the quality of the printer also. Running the printers when the ink of the cartridge is dry should be avoided as this makes cartridges unsuitable for recycling purposes. As soon as the cartridge runs dry, it should be replaced. The cartridges are also available in online stores.