Canon Pixma MG3150 Ink
Canon, based in Japan, introduced this bubble jet technology to the world in 1985, but they were producing popular printers as early as 1982, when they featured a printing ad in National Geographic Magazine. The company were first established under a different name in 1935, when they produced a prototype for Japan's first ever 35mm camera. Since then, they have become leaders in the field of ink jet cartridge development, printing and photography.
The ink cartridge, or ink jet cartridge as it is sometimes referred to as, is the part of an ink jet printer that contains the ink to be deposited on to the paper during the printing process. Ink cartridges, such as those suited to a Canon Pixma MG3150, have different wells that contain the necessary colours - one cartridge will have black ink, and the other will have three wells for the separate primary colours.
The ink that can be used in a MG3150 is also compatible with other Canon Pixma printers, including, but not limited to, the MG2150, MG2250 MG3150, MG3250, and the MG3255. The MG3150 in particular has a new compact design that allows the ink to be easily inserted through the front of the device. This saves time as well as space, allowing you to place the printer at the back of a wall, rather than having it on the middle of a table so you have to lean behind the printer to replace the cartridge.
The Canon Pixma MG3150 is an all-in-one machine, with a printer, a scanner and a photocopier included. The printer is WiFi enabled, meaning you can print from anywhere in your house or office without having to set up a complex system of cables that can get in the way. Because the MG3150 is so easy to set up and use, you'll have the whole family making daily use of the printing functions - this can take a heavy toll on the amount of ink you'll use, meaning you'll have to buy a replacement cartridge so you can keep printing.
The ChromaLife100 system that is built in to the printer uses Canon's original ink to create long-lasting photos that you can enjoy for a lifetime. Canon inks combine with high-quality photo paper to create professional-looking photographs that are suitable for work purposes, or hanging on the wall at home. Although ink cartridges are intended to last for hundreds of prints, there are refill kits that will work with Canon ink cartridges, allowing you to refill them yourself with ease, rather than buying a brand new set of cartridges.
Canon use a thermal inkjet system, which features a tiny heating element within each ink reservoir. A current passes through a small metal plate, or resistor, to warm the contents of the cartridge. The ink that goes in to contact with this warmed resistor is then vaporised in the cartridge's nozzle. As a result of this vaporising, an ink droplet is forced out on to the piece of paper - the whole process only takes a fraction of a millisecond.