The Impact of Different Ink Types on Your Handheld Printer's Output

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When it comes to printing, achieving the perfect print isn't just about the printer itself. The type of ink used plays a pivotal role in the quality, efficiency, and suitability of the print output for specific materials. Particularly for handheld printers, which are revered for their convenience and versatility, understanding the nuances between ink types is key to optimize their functionality.

Most handheld printers use two types of inks to do finish the print job: water-based inks and solvent-based ink. Each ink type serves for different purposes. The water based ink works excellentgly on mostly porous surfaces only while the solvent based ink can do both porous and non-porous materials. We will take a closer looker below.


Water Based Inks: Perfect for Porous Surfaces

Water based inks are renowned for their eco-friendly attributes, often being the go-to choice for those needing to print on porous surfaces (also known as water-absorbing surfaces). These inks, absent of toxic solvents, penetrate materials such as wood, carton boxes, paper, and textiles, leaving a lasting print due to the absorption of ink.

For businesses frequently printing on such materials, Bentsai offers high-quality handheld printers designed to work seamlessly with water-based inks. Our printers ensure deep, consistent absorption, providing a professional look crucial for everything from logistics labeling to fabric design imprinting.

Bentsai B30 handheld printer is a perfect choice when it comes to printing on porous surfaces. This handheld printer gun uses a water based ink and can prints 2.5mm to 25.4mm, suitable for printing small to medium sized text, date, logo, symbol or machine-readable codes. Given the nature of these inks and their receptiveness on porous surfaces, they are ideal for operations wanting to combine uncompromised print quality and precise labeling or coding.


Solvent Based Inks: Versatility for All Your Printing Needs

In contrast, solvent based inks are champions of versatility and resilience. These inks can adhere to non-porous surfaces, a property that water-based alternatives typically lack. From glass and metals to plastics, solvent-based inks not only adhere but also dry swiftly, preventing smudges—a common issue in high-speed operations. If you are looking to print on non-porous surfaces like the aforementioned, make sure to choose the kind of handheld inkjet printer that supports using the solvent based ink.

Here at Bentsai, we are committed to provide high-end quality handheld inkjet printers that can be used on non-porous surfaces. The best seller Bentsai B2 handheld printer gun is the best prove. In addition to the BT-HH6105B2 handjet printer, other machines such as BT-HH6105B3, B35 and the B85 wide format handheld inkjet printer all make impressive printouts on non-porous materials.

Bentsai's range of solvent-based fast-dry inks is engineered for those demanding environments where efficiency and adaptability are paramount. Our mobile handheld printers, coupled with these superior inks, deliver waterproof prints that withstand handling and environmental factors, assuring legibility and durability.

Moreover, for businesses requiring frequent content changes or corrections, our solvent-based ink solutions offer a unique advantage. If you print incorrect information on smooth, non-porous surfaces, there's no cause for alarm. The ink can be conveniently erased with alcohol, allowing for correct information reprinting without wasting materials.


What's the Difference between Water Based Ink and Solvent Based Ink?

Water-based inks and solvent-based inks differ primarily in their solvent content and environmental impact. Water-based inks use water as their main solvent, making them more eco-friendly and safer for users due to their lower emission of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). They are ideal for printing on absorbent materials like paper and textiles, offering vibrant colors and a softer finish. On the other hand, solvent-based inks contain organic solvents, allowing them to dry quickly and adhere strongly to non-porous surfaces, making them suitable for outdoor and industrial applications where durability and resistance are crucial. However, they pose greater environmental and health risks due to their VOC content, requiring more stringent safety measures during use.


Making the Right Choice for Your Business

Selecting between water-based and solvent-based inks ultimately depends on your business's specific needs. Consider the materials you commonly print on, the environment where printing occurs, and the necessity for either eco-friendliness or ink resilience.

By choosing Bentsai, you benefit from our dedicated support, guiding you to the correct ink and printer combinations. Our portable inkjet coding and labeling solutions don't just promise quality; they deliver operational efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and the peace of mind that comes with reliable, professional-grade printing.

Optimize your printing processes and outcomes today by understanding the ink that feeds your machine. Choose wisely, and watch the seamless operation of your handheld printer gun transforms tasks from mundane to masterful. For more insights and assistance, contact our team of experts dedicated to propelling your business forward.


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