Shortly about solid ink printers
Solid ink printers, also known as phase-change printers, are a type of thermal transfer printer. They use solid sticks of CMYK-coloured ink, similar in consistency to candle wax, which are melted and fed into a piezo crystal operated print-head. The printhead sprays the ink on a rotating, oil coated drum. The paper then passes over the print drum, at which time the image is immediately transferred, or transfixed, to the page. Solid ink printers are most commonly used as colour office printers, and are excellent at printing on transparencies and other non-porous media. Solid ink printers can produce excellent results. Acquisition and operating costs are similar to laser printers. Drawbacks of the technology include high energy consumption and long warm-up times from a cold state. Also, some users complain that the resulting prints are difficult to write on, as the wax tends to repel inks from pens, and are difficult to feed through automatic document feeders, but these traits have been significantly reduced in later models. In addition, this type of printer is only available from one manufacturer, Xerox, manufactured as part of their Xerox Phaser office printer line. Previously, solid ink printers were manufactured by Tektronix, but Tek sold the printing business to Xerox in 2001.
Web sites with printer inks
Online sale of printer inks is currently enjoying great interest among people with different types of printing devices. Especially those Internet users who are aware of the fact that they will make a huge number of printouts are very eager to use online stores with printer inks. This allows them to find such goods that have very good and even lowered prices making their buying extremely attractive. Using online services with printer inks also allows you to read the information about them and to order additional printing accessories. Therefore, it seems that well-conducted online sales can be really profitable.
Sales of used printers
Although it is now possible to purchase a large number of original printers, also used printing devices and various types of replacements allowing the repair of printers enjoy considerable interest among customers of print shops. Cheap printers are also displayed on online auctions and appear in the assortment provided by stores organizing discount and sale campaigns. All this makes buying inexpensive printers a very good way to expand a printing company or to organize a home office corner. Choosing the highest quality printer that has already been used will definitely give great satisfaction to the person who wants to make the highest quality prints.