Saturday, November 04, 2006
Weekly Tip No 19 - Ink Consumption
One factor that will affect your color ink consumption is the cleaning cycles of the printer. Printers are designed to automatically purge and clean all of the inkjet nozzles on a programmed schedule. During the cleaning process, the printer draws out a small amount of ink to remove air bubbles from the cartridge and to remove dust and dried ink from the nozzles and channels. This ensures high print quality and helps to prolong the life of the printhead. This process is common to all ink jet printers.