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With Ninestar Ink, Say Goodbye to Clogging
May 19, 2022

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Are you fed up with clogged ink when using an inkjet printer?

Inkjet printers continue to be more popular among many user groups. Being able to enjoy colorful prints, at lower printing costs while being eco-friendly are the reasons behind the trend.


However, despite the advantages of inkjet printers, having clogged printhead will destroy the user experience in a heartbeat. Having broken lines and missing colors—all caused by clogged ink—while printing important documents is enough to crush you.


Usually when clogging happens, most consumers use the printer's own print head cleaning function, which uses ink to flush and clean the heads. Not only is this a waste of ink, but it also increases the cost of printing and reduces efficiency.


So, why do print heads get easily clogged?


Let a Ninestar veteran ink engineer tell you what’s behind this.

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“The print head is an extremely precise piece of technology,” said Kevin Cai, Senior Engineer of Ink R&D at Ninestar. “Let’s take the Epson I3200-A1 print head as an example: 3200 nozzles are distributed on the 0.004㎡ print head, and the distance between the nozzles is only 1/300 inch.”

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According to Cai, there are four main reasons for clogging:

1. the printer is not used for a long time and the ink has dried and remains on the print head;

2. the use of poor-quality ink (for example: poor compatibility, the impurities in the ink is oversized, etc.);

3. dust (such as paper particles) are attached to the print head; and

4. the air has entered into the ink pipe of the printer.


How does Ninestar Ink prevent clogging? Cai has the know-how.

“Ninestar has been dedicated to the design of anti-clogging ink in the production process, the ingredients, and the quality testing to improve the user experience," Cai noted.


  • Nano-level four-layer filtration process

Ninestar uses a nano-filtration process to remove impurities such as solid particles and colloids that cause printing clogging.

  • Ink "humectants" deliver continuous printing

Ninestar adds "humectants" in a certain proportion to the ink to prevent the moisture in the residual ink on the surface of the print head from volatilizing.

  • A variety of tests conducted to stop clogging in different printing environments

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“In addition to the anti-clogging designs during the R&D stage, we also carry out a series of rigorous quality tests to guarantee no clogging,” Cai added.


  • Compatibility test: mixing Ninestar ink with the original ink;

  •  Standby performance test: simulating the user not using the printer for up to 30 days, then opening the printer and reprinting;

  • Printing test: each series ink of more than 1000ml is tested on devices;

  • Aging & freezing test: storing the ink in high and low temperatures.


As an ink specialist for 22 years, Ninestar has been focusing on delivering quality ink products that offer customers an effortless experience. To learn more about the product range, feel free to contact us via info@ggimage.com.

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