The idea of the Rihac Inklink continuous ink supply system (CISS) was driven by a desire to create an alternative product in a market exclusively controlled by proprietary inkjet printer manufacturers.
The Inklink is a result of over fifteen years of continuous development, multiple product and innovation patents combined with the highest standards in after-market ink technology. An innovative solution for inkjet printers that provides a money-saving alternative to expensive disposable ink cartridges.
From humble beginnings back in early 2000, Rihac created the first CISS based on a gravity flow system. Rather than using a gravity based system, Rihac developed a purpose designed and self-contained ink reservoir. This reservoir was engineered with special ‘air balance tubes’ to equalize the pressure regardless of the ink level and function like a typical ink cartridge.
The Inklink comprises of a large refillable reservoir of ink (100mls of each colour) that sits outside your printer. Attached to the reservoir are silicone tubes which supply the ink to specialised cartridges. The printer operates the same way but now you have 100mls of each colour which can be refilled when you run low, by simply removing the plug and pouring in some more ink.
Printing an A4 picture using brand name cartridges can cost you up to $4 a print, whereas the Rihac Inklink costs you as little as 4c. This can equate to thousands of dollars in savings over the lifetime of a printer. In fact, this groundbreaking system can save consumers over 95% comparable with traditional printing options! Unlike disposable cartridges, the Rihac Inklink lasts for years, and is made from recycled materials. This is done as a conscious effort to reduce the amount of waste that occurs as a bi-product of printing every single day. In Australia, over 20 million empty cartridges go to landfill each year. Our ink systems will now prevent millions of ink jet cartridges entering landfill, making them an environmentally sustainable solution for everyone who owns an inkjet printer.
For more information on Rihac and the Inklink go to rihac.com.au
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