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What's Inside Inkjet Cartridges?

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Wired has the breakdown in this month's What's Inside. For starters, lots of water:

The ink in inkjet cartridges can be as much as 95 percent superpure deionized water. Yet at more than $3 per milliliter, it would be cheaper to print your vacation pics with Dom Perignon.

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The rest of the ingredients happen to be things like anti-curling agents, adhesives, thickeners, anti-evaporators and, well, dyes. [Wired]

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