Post # 1
Has anyone ever bought a single-color inkjet for a home printer? I looked up information online but can’t find anywhere to buy a single color. It seems like I knew someone once that bought a fancy color for her wedding stationary/invites but I can’t seem to find any information easily. It seems silly to buy a regular color ink cartridge when all I really will need is black and purple.
Or do those places that replace the ink in your printer have the ability to insert just a certain color into it?
Post # 3
I looked for this too and couldn’t find it 🙁
Post # 4
I have a Canon ink jet printer and there are 8 cartridges inside (there isn’t a specific purple one) but if you were only using the black and purple colors you would only need to replace those cartridges when they ran out (or the ones that help to make the purple).
I have this one and really like it http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=&sku=609356&Q=&is=REG&A=details
Post # 5
Hey, sadly you can’t buy single colour ink cartridges as purple is made up of cyan and magenta inks (red and blue) so you would at least need those two colours.
They way to get a fancy colour is to create it using photoshop/word/any other program that you use to creta your invites. When your colour is on the document on the computer the printer will print it out asd it is on screen….
For example, my invites have turquoise and teal on them and obviously you cannot buy those colours as ink cartridges but since i’ve done it all in photoshop, when I press print the printer does all the hard work and mixes the colour for me!
Even the most basic of printers will be able to print black and purple for you. I hope this helps – i’m a photographer so i’ve been asked similar before!
Post # 6
Thank you for all of your comments — I will check out my printer and see about getting just cyan and magenta cartridges, if there’s room to have three or not in there.
Post # 7
Some simpler printers these days only use two cartridges–black, and color. The color cartridge has all three inks in it (cyan, magenta, and yellow). Usually, your printer will be just one type or the other. Either you just have 2–black and color, or you have 4–black, magenta, cyan, and yellow cartridges. I have yet to see a printer myself that can go both ways.