(Closed) Is it possible to buy purple ink for my printer?

posted 8 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
7587 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I looked for this too and couldn’t find it 🙁

Post # 5
77 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2011


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 # 7
266 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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.

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