FAQ

Where can I buy cheap plotter ink?

The global market for wide format graphics is over 3.8 billion square meters. One of the most significant areas of potential cost reduction is ink. Increasingly, we are seeing inks marketed under the original digital ink manufacturers (ODIM’s) own brands, offering the same quality and reliability at much more realistic pricing. There are various providers worldwide that offer compatible, rebuild, remanufactured or third party cartridges for your plotter. Very often it concerns webshops. These companies who offering own brand are able to provide good value for money to provide higher quality output at lower cost. In addition the European producers have higher quality compared to producers from US or far East.

What’s the price of plotter ink?

The price of plotter ink depends on the printer brand and application. Depending application there are Water-based, Eco-Solvent, Mild-Solvent, Latex, Dye Sublimation, Textile inks etc. etc. As an example a remanufactured cartridge, water-based pigmented for Canon can yield a saving up to 62% compared with OEM (original equipment manufacturer). In fact there are three essential aspects such as cartridge, ink and chip. The cartridge is usually an original which becomes a second life. There are manufacturers who design their own housing, whether the original is considered as best appropriate. The inks are formulated with the utmost precision to match the quality of the original. Challenging are the chips to match and register with your plotter. Since you don’t pay for a brand name, fair pricing is achieved.

What is the difference between printer ink and plotter ink?

We speak of printers for each device which prints. This also includes desktop printers to print documents at home or in your office. For industrial and commercial environment, large format prints are always printed by plotters, also called wide format printers. Cartridges for desktop printers are relatively small in size and contains 10 ml max, cartridges for plotters are bigger and contains larger amounts of ink p.a. 770 ml.

Which plotter cartridge do I need?

To find out which plotter cartridge you need, just look on your plotter. Once you know the brand and type you just have to select in the search tool. It is fairly common online stores provide a search tool to find the cartridge you need. Choose the colours you need, order and checkout after payment. It’s that easy.

How much cost ink for large format printing?

The price of plotter ink depends on the printer brand and application. Depending application there are Water-based, Eco-Solvent, Mild-Solvent, Latex, Dye Sublimation, Textile inks etc. etc. As an example a remanufactured cartridge, water-based pigmented for Canon can yield a saving up to 62% compared with OEM (original equipment manufacturer). In fact there are three essential aspects such as cartridge, ink and chip. The cartridge is usually an original which becomes a second life. There are manufacturers who design their own housing, whether the original is considered as best appropriate. The inks are formulated with the utmost precision to match the quality of the original. Challenging are the chips to match and register with your plotter. Since you don’t pay for a brand name, fair pricing is achieved.

How to calculate printing costs?

To calculate the cost per page, there are two major pricedrivers. The substrate is a given thing as well as the amount of ink you cover the page/job with. To calculate roughly, divide the price of an ink or inkcartridge by the number of pages the manufacturer says it should cover. This method is not very accurate. This strongly depends on the page coverage. If you know the format and lay-out of the job you will be printing you can use page coverage to predict the cost per page for printing the job. You can use page coverage software to calculate more precise. The substrate is a given thing. Cost per page or cost per printjob is mainly determined by the ink price.

How to replace ink on Canon IPF plotter?

To replace a cartridge on your Canon iPF plotter when a cartridge is low on ink a message will show on the display or touchscreen.

– Tap on the new notice and the display will show that one of the ink tanks is low.
– Tap again on this message and it will indicate which inktank is low.
– In many cases the display shows a “replace”button.
– Tap this button to continue.
– Then open the inktank cover or you will find the cartridges at the front, the back or side of your printer.
– To replace the empty tank lift the leader up and the ink tank will come up and loose.
– Take the cartridge out.
– Prepare a new ink tank by shaking gently 6 – 10 times.
– Insert the new ink tank into the corresponding slot.
– Close the leader and ink tank cover.
The software of your printer needs a couple of seconds to finish the process.

Now you are ready to continue printing and create your astonishing prints

What’s the difference between OEM ink and Plotterinkshop ink? Why can Plotterinkshop deliver at such affordable rate?

The cartridges from Plotterinkshop are remanufactured while maintaining the same quality as an original ink cartridge. You are not paying for a brand name, therefore the ink cartridges are offered at an affordable price.

Do I need a technician to change over the inks on my machine?

No, a technician is not required. Simply take out the original cartridges and replace with your Plotterinkshop cartridge and continue to print. You can even replace the cartridges one at a time to use your old inks up.

I do a lot of repeat work for my clients, will the colours change if I change to Plotterinkshop inks?

No, the Plotterinkshop Colours are matched to the OEM ink colours, so you do not need to reprofile or worry about colour shift. If you wish for sure you can re-profile.

Will changing my ink void the warranty on my printer?

The machinemanufacturer will only be able to exclude the “Ink Stream Parts” from your warranty. All Plotterinkshop inks are backed by our own warranty. For further details please contact us