You may think that those little ink cartridges all look the same, but it’s important to use the right ink and printer for your printing needs – that’s especially true if your have your own photography or graphic design business and you want to make sure your prints are uniform and exactly as you envisioned. Whether it’s photos for a client, photos from a family vacation or designs for your portfolio, having the right inkjet printer and ink will ensure that everything prints exactly the way you want it to.
If you’re confused as to which type of ink you should invest in, we’ve put together a guide to help you understand the basics of inkjet printing and how it can help your printing needs.
What Is Inkjet Printing?
Inkjet printing recreates a digital image – whether it’s a photo from your computer or a graphic design composition – by shooting droplets of ink onto paper.
Inkjet printers are best used for printing photos because they’re capable of printing fine details in vivid colour. They also provide a wider range of paper options to print on from office paper to textured paper to glossy paper for photos. They’re also generally less expensive, easier to use, and lighter in weight than their laser printer counterparts.
What Type of Ink Is Right For Me?
What are the Benefits of Inkjet Ink?
Inkjet ink comes in individual cartridges that you can replace when needed. Because they can be replaced individually, you only ever need to replace the colours you need. Inkjet cartridges tend to be long lasting so you don’t have to replace them too often, although that also depends on your printing volume.
Need to Print on the Go? Try a Selphy Printer
Inkjet printers are great if you have a home office. But if you need more mobility, the Canon Selphy is a wireless and compact photo printer. This printer also has built-in Wi-Fi, so you can print wherever there’s a connection. If you mostly take photos on your mobile phone or tablet, this printer is the better choice since it allows you to print directly from iOS and Android devices.
Selphy printers come with their own type of paper and ink because they print shots in card or postcard sizes. They do have black and white capabilities and vivid colour options like other inkjet printers, so even your mobile photos can come out as beautifully as you imagine.
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