Mixing Different Ink Brands Results in Poor Quality Prints

To the untrained and inexperienced printer users, all ink may appear to be the same. However, this is not the actual fact. Printer ink comes in a variety of different formulas depending on the brand by which it is manufactured and though they may appear similar, mixing them can result in clogging and/ or printer malfunctions. Indeed, mixing of printer ink will deteriorate the quality of printing.  In combination, they can be distressing to the print, the printer, production rates and of course, your reputation.

When two or more different brands of printer inks are mixed up and tried to print, they are most likely to outperform each other. So, when you plan to print a dark crisp document or a color image, the result would only be awful! In fact, the results are much capricious and can vary invariably from printer to printer. Sometimes mixing inks of different brands in the same printer will fail with a “cartridge not recognized” error. Sometimes, the printer failed to recognize inkjet cartridges until the entire unit is changed. Even if the printer does recognize the cartridges, the end result will not be good. Therefore, mixing the different formula inks might give poor results.

Various printer ink manufacturers have various polymers and other constituents used in their specific inks. Their formulations may differ to a large extent, considering the manufacturer and the mechanism utilized. So, when it comes to refilling your cartridge, you must make sure to follow the right order properly.

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