What the heck is a device as whimsical sounding as a bubble jet printer? Unfortunately, it is not nearly as cool as it sounds, but is extremely common in the printing world at large. A bubble jet is actually just a way that the standard inkjet printer goes about producing print jobs. It is more of a technical term than one widely used by manufacturers selling their devices.
You probably have long thought that ink is simply shot out of cartridges inside your printed at computer controlled rates to create what you see on the final product. This is the basic principle, but the way it is actually accomplished is with the help of heat and tiny resistors on the outside of your cartridge. Bubbles of ink are created with thermodynamic tension dropped from your cartridge head.
There can be as many as 128 little nozzles on the outside of your black and color ink cartridges dropping hot bubbles all at once to recreate the text documents and colorful images you print everyday. So, as it turns out, a bubble jet is nothing more special than the printers you see on display at your electronics store. Finding one is as easy as shopping online or going to the mall.
Things to look for in a reliable bubble jet will include who makes it, its anticipated service life, and how quickly it consumes ink. No matter how often you print, you want a machine that uses up ink as sparingly as possible since cartridges can be quite expensive. Online reviews will help you determine what to expect of any given printer, and prices should usually reflect reliability.