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    I must say that your service is absolutely exceptional and I have recommended your company and products to several friends today; all are serious "printer" people.I retired last year and my friends are all into, or are still working in the photo industry. Sincerely,Gerhard

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    Dear, just to let you know than i realy appreciate your costumer service.
    Thank you
    Denis

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    Just a Thank you and all the best
    Grigore

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    Ce message est simplement pour vous dire que j'ai bien reçu la commande XXXXXX et que je suis très satisfait de la rapidité de la livraison et aussi de la qualité de l'encre. C'est la première fois que j'utilise de l'encre "autre que l'originale" et pour le moment je suis très satisfait. Soyez certain que je vais vous référez à mes amis et collègues de travail et c'est certain que je vais commander à nouveau de chez vous. Merci beaucoup.
    Stéphane

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    Je veux seulement vous dire un gros merci pour la rapidité avec lequel vous avez traité ma demande et aussi pour le petit extra en papier photos,c'est très apprécié.

    Céline

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    I received my order, thank you for your great customer service..
    Judy

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    Hello:

    It is not often people write emails or letters of praise but consider this one of the rare ones!
    I must say, ordering your product was about the easiest imaginable. Coupled with the fact that it arrived here basically “next day” I am thoroughly happy. To tell you the truth, I was expecting to have to go pay full retail for one black cartridge thinking that your’s would take at least a week to arrive but I was wrong, the order arrived before I could even go out to get one!
    Congrats people, I WILL tell all my friends and neighbours about you!

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Inkjet Printer Ink (A Basic Primer)

Are all Inkjet printer inks the same ?

Ok here we go.. No and that is exactly why you need to know a little about inks before you jump off and buy a universal ink kit for all your printers needs.

What is Ink ?

Ink is a chemical composition of a multitude of chemicals each offering a range of characteristics required for image reproduction and quality.

Properties of Ink

Conductivity/Cleanliness

Specifically a measure of the contaminants (salts etc..) in the ink. The cleaner the ink the better, as any contaminants can potentially get clogged in the heads of the printers and cause quality and potentially fatal failures of the heads.

Color Absorbency

Color reflectance and absorbency. An obvious characteristic and one most often referred to. I.E. The Color of the ink. In reality it is a complex measurement (Spectrophotometer) where the the amount of light reflected as specific wavelengths can be calculated. Absorbency, is a measurement of the frequencies of light being absorbed.

pH

Simply a measure of the alkalinity/acidity of a water based solution. A neutral figure of 7.0 achieves the optimum level to ensure a minimum of interaction with the head assemblies (metal) and a more consistent output on the print media. I.E. Different papers may react different to varying PH levels. By ensuring a neutral PH the overall consistency of printouts across different mediums will be better maintained.

Surface Tension

Defines the drop integrity. Size and shape which are critical when it comes to consistency of print output. How well does the drop hold its shape before drying.

Viscosity

Determined as the flow rate of the ink. How quickly it an be sprayed on the output medium, and to ensure that it is not too thick as to clog the heads. Not too thin as to run/bleed across the paper.

When it comes to ink, it is critical that your ink has been designed to function with your particular printer manufacturer’s products, and also to a degree, with the specific model of printer. I.E. All printers are not the same.

All Metawatch inks are specifically formulated for your specific printer manufacturer and model.

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