ink·​jet ˈiŋk-ˈjet How to pronounce inkjet (audio)
variants or less commonly ink-jet
: of, relating to, or being a printer in which electrically charged droplets of ink are sprayed onto the paper
ink-jet noun

Examples of inkjet in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In inkjet printers, ink isn’t just used on the page, but also for maintenance. Paige Szmodis, Popular Mechanics, 23 Jan. 2020 Many inkjet printer vendors boast about low-cost programs that address customer concerns. Dalvin Brown, USA TODAY, 16 Sep. 2019 In the galleries At Kayne Griffin Corcoran, L.A. photographer Anthony Hernandez is displaying 16 inkjet prints that capture the city through the screens of bus stop shelters. Los Angeles Times, 3 Aug. 2019 Updating itself, Cabot developed pigments for inkjet printers, cesium compounds for oil drilling, and chemicals used in making electronic components, a business spun off as Cabot Microelectronics Corp. James R. Hagerty, WSJ, 28 Sep. 2018 Similarly, Filizadeh’s inkjet photo-prints of lavish if often inscrutable costume-dramas, often starring himself as static protagonist of the historical epic, makes him Tehran’s Eleanor Antin. Christopher Knight,, 4 June 2018 Color inkjet cartridges cost about $25; color laser cartridges can reach $250, but need to be changed less frequently. Nicole Sforza, ELLE Decor, 5 July 2012 By now inkjet and laser printers are home-office staples. Nicole Sforza, ELLE Decor, 5 July 2012 Definitely a cooler snack choice than the Yogurtland on the premises, and a worthy stop for adventurous eaters after a hard day of shopping for inkjet cartridges. Rico Gagliano, Los Angeles Magazine, 14 Mar. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1973, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of inkjet was in 1973

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“Inkjet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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: of, relating to, or being a printer in which droplets of ink are sprayed onto the paper
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