Although an integrated ink cartridge may only look like a tiny box holding ink, the integrated ink jet cartridge is a highly technical component of a 2-cartridge inkjet printer featuring integrated micro-electronic circuits which route signals to the ink nozzles (micro-thermal heaters).
How an Integrated Ink Cartridge Works (HP, Canon, Lexmark, Dell):
Each ink drop is powered by a super heated vapor explosion, typically between 300 and 400 degrees Fahrenheit, each at 1-2 millionths of a second. The ink drop is rapidly expelled out of the chamber nozzle at a firing velocity of up to 20 meters per second.
During a typical printing job, up to 100,000 ink drops are fired per second from the nozzle plate and onto the page.
Lexmark 56-nozzle cartridge
Dried / Clogged Ink Cartridge Recovery (Integrated Cartridges):