Printer Paper Differences Should Not Be Underestimated

2009-06-16 08:14:27

Published on 2009-06-16 08:14:27

The difference between types of printer paper is not something that should be underestimated, according to one expert.

Peter Knaak of Stiftung Warentest, a consumer products testing group in Germany, told Earth Times recently that it is essential that people know what to use in their machine to get the most from their printer ink.

He explained it was unfortunately "an incredibly complex topic" as many printer manufacturers also create paper - and often this is incompatible with other machines.

Mr Knaak added the temperature of the sheets should be kept between 16 and 20 degrees C to make sure the printer ink is absorbed properly and opting for cheaper cartridges can sometimes not be the best idea.

"Brand name inks are usually pigment inks, whereas the non-standard brands are made of azoic dyes" he noted.

Earlier this month, the PrintCountry blog offered tips on cutting down paper and ink waste, advising users to select only the information they need when printing from the web.

Ensure you have the right combination of quality ink and paper for your printer this summer. Internet-Ink are the UK's number one source for high quality ink and paper.

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