As previously mentioned above, the Primera LX2000 utilizes a color pigment-based ink that comes in 4 large, individual ink cartridges. Individual ink cartridges allow for single colors to be replaced when they are empty, which saves users money.
The inkjet printer ink comes in standard CMYK colors: cyan, magenta, yellow, and black. These cartridges are capable of supporting 16.7 million colors across the spectrum, which allows for bright, eye-catching label designs to be printed.
While dye-based inks are a more prominent choice for vibrant color prints, images and text tend to fade faster when exposed to light or chemicals, making them better suited for short term use, typically one year or less.
By using the combination of pigment-based ink and synthetic substrate materials, users can print text and images that won’t fade as quickly when exposed to UV light, water, moisture, or chemicals. These prints are longer lasting too, typically enduring upwards of 2 years.
An added feature to the LX2000 is alerting users when ink is low. An ink level warning indicator on the front of the inkjet printer calculates the actual number of prints remaining based upon ink usage of graphics produced.
The XL2000 comes with all 4 ink cartridges included. Replacement ink cartridges for the colors individually cost $28.95 and the black ink is nearly double that, priced at $54.95 (as of December 2020).