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ink-jet printer
Last modified: Thursday, August 30, 2001 

A type of printer that works by spraying ionized ink at a sheet of paper. Magnetized plates in the ink's path direct the ink onto the paper in the desired shapes. Ink-jet printers are capable of producing high quality print approaching that produced by laser printers. A typical ink-jet printer provides a resolution of 300 dots per inch, although some newer models offer higher resolutions.

In general, the price of ink-jet printers is lower than that of laser printers. However, they are also considerably slower. Another drawback of ink-jet printers is that they require a special type of ink that is apt to smudge on inexpensive copier paper.

Because ink-jet printers require smaller mechanical parts than laser printers, they are especially popular as portable printers. In addition, color ink-jet printers provide an inexpensive way to print full-color documents.

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Contains online ordering for laser and ink-jet printer cartridges, copier toners, and fax cartridges. Also includes a laser and ink-jet printer FAQ, an overview of how laser printers work, proper equipment care techniques, information on toner cartridge remanufacturing, and links to downloadable drivers for many popular printers.

Inkjet Printer Overview
Outlines the operation of an inkjet printer and the various color ink technologies. Includes graphics, diagrams and an integrated glossary. This page is from "The PC Technology Guide."

Lexmark products and supplies page
This Lexmark product page provides links to their laser, ink jet and dot matrix printers, supplies, network attachments, and software.

Mr. Ink Jet home page
Mr. Ink Jet specializes in recycling empty ink jet cartridges and offers ink and toners for Canon, Macintosh, Hewlett-Packard, and IBM products. Their site contains links to their refill kits and services, bulk pricing information, and compatible cartridge and product/cartridge reference list.

Okidata home page
Provides links to Okidata's line of dot matrix, ink jet and laser printers, customer support, software drivers, and corporate information.

Okidata's ink-jet printer FAQ
Presents an informative list of FAQs which involve Okidata's ink-jet printers as well as general questions and answers about ink-jet printers.

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