For the graphic- design professional
Inkjets that used oil-based inks first began to appear on the scene in 1997 as printer manufacturers began to seek ways to boost throughput speeds for inkjet printers. After a new generation of high-speed piezo printheads shorted out when exposed to water-based inks, printer OEMs began to investigate alternatives to water. Oil-based inks were appealing because they provided an easy way to build inkjet printers that could output graphics at higher rates of speed.
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