In early 2001 a research and development project began to
formulate a sealing material and build specialized manufacturing equipment
to produce an inkjet cartridge seal with the
- Universal for black and color;
- Air tight seal to prevent ink drying;
- Seal and protect orifice plate;
- Transparent see through seal;
- Light weight to minimize shipping cost;
- Compact size to minimize storage space;
- No equipment needed for use;
- Fast/easy application;
- Seals damp orifice plate;
- Appearance similar to OEM.
The newly patented "Lid" was
introduced at the Recharger Expo 2002 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
At Recharger Magazine's Reader's Choice Awards, Expo 2003 Lid Factory received special
recognition for Best New Technology and Best New Startup.
A frequently asked question is how did
development and manufacturing come about.
The answer is - the developer of the "Lid" is an Industrial Engineering
graduate of California State Polytechnic College that became frustrated with
products available to seal inkjet cartridges.
Another question commonly asked is how did the
"Lid" get it's name.
When taking pictures it was pointed out by the engineer's wife installation is similar to putting a
lid on an inkjet cartridge. It was a given, the new product would be
called a Lid, the company name, Lid Factory.