How to Use Compatible Plotter Inks on Your Plotter Cartridge?

by Anuradha Gokhale Marketing

Over last few years, large format printers are becoming common and their usages is increasing day by day. Digitization, new applications and increased demand of digital printing are driving plotter market to new heights.

         compatible Plotter Inks

Many colors and large capacity of plotter cartridge makes it very expensive thus increasing cost of printing. For any commercial printing activity, cost of ink directly affects cost of production thus making compatible plotter ink a very attractive solution.

Even though using compatible plotter inks looks great idea to save on printing cost, variety of printer models and plotter cartridges in to market poses great challenge. Every plotter cartridge need different ink and technique to refurbish these cartridges are also different for every type.

Though many options are available for executing refurbishing or recharging activity, user may have to find best suitable for his printer model from technical expert. Few options are –

Refilling Plotter Cartridge –

It’s a skilled but best method as OEM cartridges are best designed to do ink supply job. Proper training and experience is required. With proper technical support refilling looks great option for mid volume users.

Using Bulk Ink System - 

Bulk ink system in ideal solution for high volume users due to ease of using compatible wide format ink frequently. Installation which needs technical support is one time job. After that operator can easily top up inks into bulk ink system.

Using Refillable Cartridge -

Refillable cartridge is similar to Bulk ink system with relatively lower tank volume. Again, Installation which needs technical support is one time job. After that operator can easily top up inks into bulk ink system. Ideal for large to mid volume users.

Buying Re-manufactured Cartridge –

Best option for low volume customer without any technical skills. But cost wise, most expensive compatible ink option.


1. Proper technique to be used for each type of plotter cartridge to maintain proper pressure inside cartridge.

2. Residual ink in plotter cartridge should be removed before refilling.

3. Dust free and clean room environment needs to be maintained.

4. Plotter Ink to be stored in controlled temperature between 10 deg C to 30 Deg C and away from sunlight.

5. Carefully selected and correct inks need to be considered for refilling purpose.

Thus right method and careful technique to refill compatible plotter inks onto your plotter cartridge can reduce your print cost without causing any damages.

Plotter cartridge

Splashjet offers variety of large format Ink and plotter ink for range of printers. These inks are carefully designed to match OEM performance.

Happy Printing! 

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