Solid ink printers are known for the impeccable color quality they can create on regular paper and their environmental benefits. Ink sticks do not require cartridges, eliminating the use of plastic and oil, and use less packaging, reducing the overall waste created. The technology is innovative and the perks are undeniable, but they sometimes require special care. In fact, something as simple as moving a solid ink printer before it has cooled down could damage it beyond repair.
There are a few drawbacks of solid ink printers, but the primary focus of this article is the potential danger of moving these devices when hot. You see, the way this technology works is that solid ink sticks are installed into the printer, and when a task is sent to be printed, the machine heats up and melts the stick into a liquid ink. The liquid ink is distributed through nozzles, much like inkjet technology, and the ink immediately hardens on the paper. Continue reading “Moving Solid Ink Printers” »