Know the Continuous Ink SystemMay 10, 2010 No Comments
The computers and even the printers are always changing for a more developed type that the users may want to buy. With this advancement in the technology, even the printing industry is fast shifting. We used to just have toners and inks replaced or refilled when we finish these, but now the continuous ink system or CIS is starting to take over.
Continuous ink system, also known as continuous flow system or bulk feed system, is a type of ink style that has separate ink tanks that are considered to be bottomless. These containers placed outside the printer are connected to it through tubes which make refilling the ink tanks easier. Some of the famous printer manufacturers like Epson, HP, and Canon are currently offering this method.
Just like any other new system, the CIS also has its advantages and disadvantages. The number one benefit that CIS offers is low cost printing. Obviously, with its large ink containers, the printing capacity would be greater than the normal ink cartridges. Refilling will also be more convenient and can save more on your budget. However, the CIS can cause some trouble on your printer and printing when it is not maintained properly. Your printer’s warranty can be void if you do not have it converted for CIS in an authorized center. The inks in the containers can also dry up and cause clogging in the tubes.
Always make sure that when you want to apply a new form of advancement like the ones for your printing needs, consult the experts first.