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How Do Inkjet Printers Work?
Last Updated: 10/30/2009
The basics of an inkjet printer is in the printheads. The printhead sprays tiny drops of ink onto the paper to create an image.

Steps an inkjet printer makes to create an image.

1. Before printing starts, most inkjet printers will run a quick printhead cleaning cycle. (this is the clunking you sometimes hear before printing starts)
2. Rollers feed the paper into place
3. The stepper motor uses a belt to move the printhead into any position where ink is to be applied.
4. The printhead shoots tiny drops of ink onto the paper.
5. The final product is rolled out.

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