The CISS (continuous ink supply system) is a great alternative for black & white and color printing , as it delivers many benefits to the end user:
– Save up to 95% on printing costs (YES, up to 20 times cheaper !) compared with ordinary ink cartridges
- It is conveniently sold full with the ink equivalent of up to 28 sets of ordinary ink cartridges, and you will not refill it for a (very…) long time
- The printing quality is similar to that obtained from using ordinary cartridges.
How does the CISS (continuous ink supply system) work?
The CISS (also known as the continuous ink supply system) is compatible with many models of inkjet printers. The system delivers a continuous flow of ink to a special type of ink cartridge, through a capillary system connected to external reservoirs. Cartridges never get dry and you don’t have to replace them. Instead, you need to add ink in the external tanks when they are almost empty (reaching about 10-20% of capacity).
The external ink tanks, which are part of the CISS are usually located near the printer. There can be 4, 5, 6 or 8 separate tanks, depending on your printer. Each ink tank is filled with a certain color of ink. Each tube carries the ink from the external tank to the ink cartridges inside the printer. Continuous ink supply systems (CISS) save money that would otherwise have to be spent on expensive ink cartridges which, very often would then be discarded while still containing some ink. When purchased, the CISS is delivered full with ink (about 100ml for each color) and later on, when the ink runs out, you only have to buy and refill the ink for the respective color. The ink used in CISS systems is more economical and you can be sure that you will use all of it.