Uninterrupted Printing Experience: Embracing the Benefits of Ink Tank Technology
What is ink Tank Printer?
Inkjet printers have ruled the market for many years. This makes them the most commonly available popular printers. Revolutionary changes in printing technology have helped in evolving new devices. One of these is tank-based printers. These printers house refillable ink tanks of different colours. They are similar to inkjet printers, with a significant difference that they are equipped with separate, colour-coded ink tanks. The printing heads are pump-driven. Also, these tanks can be directly refilled using spill-proof ink bottles. This eliminates the headache of filling or replacing the ink cartridges, unlike conventional inkjet (cartridge-based) printers. However, the printing mechanism is almost the same. Another significant advantage of these tank printers is their larger printing capacity than inkjet printers. This makes them economical.
How it works?
Ink tanks consist of small plastic boxes filled with liquid ink. Each colour may have an ink tank or contain multiple colours with separate print heads. The ink tank supplies the liquid ink through airtight tubing directly to its print head. This head then dispenses the ink droplets on the page to form text or images. Sometimes, the tank is attached directly to the print head. The ink tank acts like a reservoir for the print head. This arrangement is similar to a small water tank. Just as the water tank stores and supplies water to a pump, the ink tank supplies ink to its print head. The ink tank consists of a nozzle. The printer pulls ink from this nozzle. This nozzle can be punctured by a syringe-like piece for vacuuming the ink. Alternatively, the nozzle is a fabric pad that the printer makes an airtight seal to vacuum.
Most of the ink-tank printers available are Multi-Function Printers (MFP). This helps print, scan, and copy documents from a single device. In addition, some models offer duplex (both sides) printing tasks. These printers also enable users to send copies and scanned documents to smartphones, tablets, or laptops. The Wi-Fi-enabled models allow networking with computers, laptops, and mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets, eliminating cables. This keeps the workspace clutter-free and organized. Also, several workstations can access the same printer simultaneously. These printers are suitable for commercial and residential applications. It is easy to maintain these printers by simply refilling the tanks. This feature makes the printer economical. The printing speed significantly saves time.
The market will likely record a CAGR of 6.5% from 2022 to 2028. High print yield, enriched resolution, and elimination of ink cartridges are the key factors that promote the growth of these printers in the global market. Increasing demand for high-capacity ink-tank printers is set to propel sales due to their affordability and yields. Additionally, the growing trend of e-learning and working from home among students and adults will likely drive market growth.