An Ink Tank Printer has a mechanism with no in-built ink head where ink can be filled. There are different tank types for each color type. Magenta, yellow, cyan, and black are common colors employed in this printer. Depending on the colors you employ, the respective ink tank can be filled or kept empty. These models are pricey as compared to inkjet printers. It makes use of bulk ink that is set up inside the printer for consistent ink supply needed for the print. This way, no requirement to change the cartridge each time when empty.
Advantages of Ink Tank Printers
- The ink tank is large and can hold good ink quantity to print. Therefore, one saves money on ink cartridge purchase frequently. This also aids inconsistent printing, which is of utmost need in a business.
- The price of this type of printer is pricey. However, the print cost is economical. Consistent ink supply helps in the cost of high end and photo printing.
- The yield of the printer, i.e., the number of print pages in one stretch is around 6,000-7,000 pages conveniently. This is for one tank filling.
- The system of storage for ink is integrated into an ink tank printer. This minimizes the cons of 3rd party manufacturing companies. The design of the tank makes it more efficient.
- This printer provides prints of high-quality current in the market. It is a mess and trouble-free, which is why it is a preferred one.
- The material is durable and tough, allowing it to be used for a long time.
- They are simple to use and come with Wi-Fi connectivity. This way, one can print pictures, documents, and other printable from mobiles and laptops.
- They are easy to install and set up.
- The size of the ink tank printer is compact, easy to transport, and convenient to carry.
- The time involved in taking a print is quicker than inkjet printers.
- An ink tank printer carries more features such as LAN/USB connectivity, web printing, touch screen, and support for the app are some of the features included.
Disadvantages of Ink Tank Printers
- While printing photos, a certain amount of smudging is noticeable. So pricey branded papers have to be used to get good results.
- Some error codes are displayed while printing as times, such as SB00. Some software issues can arise that have to be dealt with a professional. Repair costs may vary.
- The printer head gets clogged at times, if not utilized regularly. The ink may dry if left for long without usage, for which intensive cleaning is required. This way, a certain amount of ink is wasted as well.
- Poor quality of print and regular replacement of print head are some regular cons experienced by the users.
- Ink quality has to be high to get good quality prints and so no, 3rd party product options.
When purchasing a printer, its applicability, quality, usage, quantity, and other features have to be considered along with pros and cons. Cost per print is comparatively low and so a better choice for printing forms, articles, posters, and so on.