Although inkjet printers were in use by the 1980's, it was only in the 1990's that prices dropped enough to make inkjet printer technology affordable enough to be available to the public.
Inkjet printers basically operate by propelling variably sized droplets of liquid or molten material (ink) onto paper media. Inkjet printers are the most common type of Personal computer printer for the general consumer due to their low cost and high quality of output.
The most popular inkjet printers in the world are Canon, HP, Epson, Lexmark and Brother (in no particular order). All of the manufacturers mentioned have contributed in making inkjet printing more available and widespread.
Many inkjet cartridges use piezoelectric jets, to deposit materials directly onto printing media.
All in one inkjet printers
All in one machines are capable of printing, copying, faxing and scanning and even emailing. The main attraction when buying all in one machines is that they save desk space and they use less energy when printing. They also save on raw materials by having all the functions in one box.