When considering your next printer that you are going to purchase, you may want to compare a few things, particularly liquid versus solid ink a.k.a. stick, printing. There are a lot of advantages to stick pigment printing. The most commonly recognized advantage of this variety is that it leaves far less waste than liquid printer pigment. This is because with a liquid cartridge, it will never be perfectly efficient. Some drippy, liquid residue will always collect in the corners, never to be used, only to sit in the container for the rest of eternity. The brilliance of stick ink is that it can be totally used up, without a drop of pigment going to waste.
This is great news for those worried about making a hundred percent efficiency. But it is also is great news for those of us who care about the environment any capacity. The benefit for the environment associated with not using liquid pigment is that the liquid used in printer pigment is a highly toxic material. When you throw away your old printer cartridges that use liquid pigment, those little containers filled with only a few drops of liquid end up in a landfill. It may not seem like a lot, but multiply this by every household in the entire country, times six times a year as the average times each household throws out printer ink, and you are talking about a lot of toxic chemicals seeping into our earths precious and ever more contaminated groundwater.
If becoming a more green operation is important to you or your company, do consider eliminating liquid printer pigment from your home, home office, or place of business. By taking this small step you will be helping get the world one step closer to a cleaner and safer tomorrow.