Definitions for "Inkjet Printers"
Keywords:  jet, spray, bursts, printer, microjet
Printers that are designed to spray ink onto a surface, opposed to having to make physical contact.
Inkjet printers simply spray ink in a series of dots to form characters. The principal of heating ink to create a bubble and force it through the jet. The bubble is cooled and then bursts onto a piece of paper. This can occur anywhere from 4000 to 6000 times per second.
All desktop printers that require an ink cartridge are referred to as an inkjet printer. Most specially coated papers that are to be used in an inkjet printer are not laser printer compatible. Uncoated papers can be used in both inkjet and laser printers with no damage to the printer. Paper coated for inkjet printer use only can cause damage to a laser printer.