Inkjet afinia L301 labels have been around for decades, but they have only become more popular in recent years. Inkjet printing is now a very affordable type of inkjet printing that replicates a digital image via forced jets of ink on paper and various plastic substrates. This type of inkjet printer is found in many different home printers and can be quite cost effective when compared to the more traditional inkjet printers that were previously available. Inkjet printers are currently the most widely used brand of inkjet printer and come in several different price ranges.
Laser printers are a newer type of inkjet printers that utilize a ribbon-like spray nozzle in order to print fine lines and texts. Laser printers do not require a heat sensitive printhead, and as a result they are excellent for home office use. They also do not print black images, though color laser printers can do so. They do, however, cost significantly less than inkjet printers. Because of their lower price, laser printers are great for home office use at first.
All three inkjet printers mentioned work in similar ways. The first step is to load the inkjet cartridges into the machine, which usually takes around a minute. Once loaded, the user will select a paper tray that is pre-programmed with the exact page number, font style, colors, etc. The user then chooses a ready option from the printer menu. Some laser printers will allow the user to select and preview several print choices.
After the print is complete, the user should remove the tray and wipe down the print head to remove any residual ink. Then, it is time to check the color quality. All three types of printers employ different methods to achieve good quality printing. For example, thermal printers use an infra-red light to expose the ink to the surface of the paper. If there is still some greenish areas after the print, the colors have been slightly destroyed. This can easily be fixed by placing another piece of colored paper in the printer and allowing the colors to develop overnight.
The solid inkjet printer relies on the heat generated from the heating element for the ink to stick to the paper. This design eliminates most problems with smudging, especially on glossy type paper. Most users find this easier to use than the thermal variety. One feature that may be lacking with this design is an ability to print on heavier paper. The printing head is moved up and down to adjust the position of the print head relative to the paper. There is no support provided for the print head during the initial stage of the process, but after this has been accomplished most users find the process easy.
Inkjet printers work best when images are properly sized for the available space on the paper. Some of the newer generation printers work by automatically adjusting the size to fit whatever dimensions are entered into the feeder. The best way to ensure a good result is to always enter the measurements the first time. Once the image is printed and approved for binding, the user may want to increase the size to fit more text or a larger bound volume. This will ensure the highest quality in the final product. With the proper care a laser printer will produce a high-quality, lifelong binding product that should last a lifetime.