Is There Gold Ink for the Laser or Inkjet Printer?

By Adam Smith

Laser and inkjet printers are the two most popular forms of household computer printers. These printers use specialized ink or toner cartridges that can create thousands of colors, including gold, on paper.

Black Cartridges

Black ink cartridges are used in inkjet printers. These cartridges contain a black dye that is squirted onto a piece of paper.

Color Cartridges

Color ink cartridges, unlike black ink cartridges, contain three colors. These colors are yellow, magenta and cyan.

Inkjet Ink

Inkjet ink is made up of dyes and pigments and is in a liquid form. It quickly dries to prevent smudging on your printed document.

Toner for Laser Printer

Toner, like inkjet ink, contains black, cyan, magenta and yellow colors. However, toner is used in laser printers and is actually a fine powder that adheres to a piece of paper.

No Gold Ink

Although there is no gold ink in inkjet and toner cartridges, printers can print gold colors. The gold color is created by using a complex mixture of the three colors in the color cartridge.