One of the most popular cartridges on the market today, the T200 series cartridges from Epson offer bright vibrant color detail, fade-resistance, and Instant-drying capabilities to resist water and smudging when handled. To find out more we look at the technology inside the cartridge. The Epson ink found in the T200 series cartridges are created with Epson’s DURABrite technology, attaining resistance to fading, smudging, and water with its unique formula and composition.
The DURABrite inks Epson uses are composed of pigment-based polymer composites that are insoluble, unlike the traditional dye based inks (inkjets) which act much like watercolors soaking into the paper and spreading (or feathering). Meaning that water will not change the characteristics of the ink particles which cause them to bleed and smudge on the paper. The ink particles in the Epson 200 Series cartridges are also coated with a resin which benefits the final printout in two ways. Under light, colored surfaces tend to fade in time; however, since the particles are coated in a resin, the light will only fade the outer resin surface of the particles, letting the pigments retain their deep and rich color. The resin also helps to act as a barrier between each particle so they are suspended in the solution and never coagulate inside the cartridge. This establishes even particle distribution and helps to keep heavier particles from settling. Epson also utilizes Smart Valve Technology and a chambered design for uniform ink density.
The Smart Valve Technology is a highly responsive pressure regulator which acts as a sort of pump when ink is in demand from the printer. Once the printhead starts to push ink out of the ink cartridge, the valve will convex, aiding the printhead in pushing out the ink. This action also opens a passageway for the ink to flow on the concaved side of the valve, aiding in pushing the ink out of the cartridge. With the pumping action of the valve occurring, ink is propelled throughout the cartridge into several maze-like chambers, as well as being pushed out onto the media. The jetting action of the ink throughout the chambers constantly stirs the ink to ensure uniform particle density. As a result printouts are much more defined and have “extra-sharp” text and graphics.
The last technology the Epson 200 Series cartridges are outfitted with are the “Intellidge” data chips. These data chips monitor your ink system by storing ink level information, sending low ink-level alerts to the PC, and containing production data to help Epson track each cartridge. The micro chip works with your printer’s driver software to automatically track the amount of ink remaining in all of the ink cartridges and relays that information to the monitor at the users’ discretion. The same interface will send alerts to the PC when ink levels are running low to allow time for the user to order replacements. The micro data chip will even retain ink level information when the cartridges are removed and reinstalled.
The Epson 200 Series cartridges are compatible with the Epson Expression Home XP-200 Printer, the Epson Expression Home XP-300 Printer, the Epson Expression Home XP-400 Printer, the Epson WorkForce WF-2520 Printer, the Epson WorkForce WF-2530 Printer, and the Epson WorkForce WF-2540 Printer. Combining your Epson printer with Inkgrabber’s Genuine Epson T200120, T200220, T200320, and T200420 Inkjet Print Cartridges will create long-lasting documents, images, and photographs that have the durability and color integrity to handle life’s adventures. Additionally, the T200 Series inks conveniently come in four individual cartridges so the user only has to replace the color cartridge that is low or out of ink.