The type of printer ink to be replaced in an empty cartridge depends on the brand and model of the inkjet printer. Each brand and model is designed to work with certain types of inkjet printer ink that is not suitable for other brands and models.
Inkjet printers are now equipped to produce color and black and white prints on the same paper. Coloured inkjet printer inks are available in single-cartridge or multi-cartridge systems. In a one-cartridge system, all printer ink colors are bundled in one cartridge. In a multi-cartridge system, various cartridges are used for different colors. You can also buy Coloured inkjet printer inks for your printer.
Printer ink can be dye-based or pigment-based. Coloring-based inks provide extensive color gamut but have lower fading properties and are waterproof. They also dry out slowly compared to pigmented ink. Pigmented ink is far superior in terms of fade resistance; waterproof and drying time but does not provide excellent color. Pigmented inkjet color ink is more expensive than dye-based inks.
One important characteristic of any inkjet printer ink is its resistance to fading and water solubility. In addition, the ink must not bleed or dry out too quickly, but it must produce sharp print quality.
Inkjet printer ink is produced by printer vendors and third-party vendors. There are many types of inkjet printer ink, and each type of ink works well only with certain printer brands. Because all of this printer ink is patented, third-party vendors develop their own printer ink to suit various brands.
But original printer ink manufacturers claim that Inkjet printer ink is very complex in its composition so that third-party Inkjet printer ink does not work with the latest advancements made in printer technology.