The print industry has witnessed phenomenal technological developments over the past few years. One of the greatest advances has been in the Inkjet printer segment. Inkjet printers have several advantages over other printers, including the laser printer; first, they are cheaper to buy and secondly, they have many color printing capabilities. The two major inkjet technologies in use today are the Drop-on-Demand (DOD) and the Continuous Inkjet technology (CIJ). The Continuous inkjet technique uses a high pressure pump to transfer liquid ink from a reservoir into a microscopic nozzle, in a continuous stream. Most printer manufacturers in the world today, such as Epson; use Piezoelectric Inkjet Technology. Under this technology, the printer uses piezoelectric pigments, instead of the heating element.
Epson inkjet printers currently control 19% of the global printer market share; the company’s printers are widely used in professional graphics art and digital proofing industries. The products from the company are highly innovative, reliable and affordable. Some of the most acclaimed Epson printing products include Epson DURABrite inks and the popular Epson ColorWorks inkjet label printers. DURABrite Ultra Inks are designed using Epson’s remarkable pigment based ink-technology to deliver high quality print images. The print labels produced dry-quickly and are resistant to elements such as water, Ozone, light and smudge. In its course to develop highly innovative print products, Epson has teamed up with a number of development partners to offer customers highly practical print solutions. The technological solutions include; Automatic Nozzle Checking Technology and the Epson Patented MicroPiezo Inkjet Technology.
The much touted Epson Automatic Nozzle Checking Technology was developed to ensure print color accuracy. This new printing technology, counts each electrical charge coming from an ink drop to determine if the nozzle on the printer is clogged or imprecise. If there is a clog-up, the printer initializes a thorough cleaning exercise to reinvent its true-color capabilities. The Epson Patented Micro-Piezo Inkjet technology is widely used in all Epson Inkjet label printers. Under this advanced inking technology, piezo elements are inserted into the printhead, to ensure impeccable ink control. This control enables Epson printers to attain tiny droplets of up to 1.5 picoliters. In terms of quality, the final print quality is typically reliable and fine quality. MicroPiezo printheads are also a fast printers, regardless of the output data; whether graphics, a barcode or text. The Epson printheads can print both colorfast and waterproof labels, without the untidy thermal transfer ribbons.
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The following Epson ColorWorks label printers use pigment inkjet technology: