Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Tips for Storing Unused Laser Toners and Ink Cartridges

There are times when you will use your printer less frequently. Depending on the nature of your work, it can take a long time before you finally need to use your printer. This situation can actually lead to problems with your laser toner or ink cartridge.

Since it can be costly and frustrating to replace a dried up printer cartridge, it’s a good idea to know how to properly store these supplies. Here are tips for stocking unused printer ink or laser toner to avoid wasting these consumables.

1. Use a zip-sealed bag.

A zip-sealed bag will help protect your printer cartridges from damage so place each in a bag then store in a safe place.

2. Add a slightly wet sponge.

Place a damp sponge in the zip-sealed bag together with the printer cartridges to maintain the printing quality. Make sure that the sponge is not completely soaked.

3. Store at the right place.

You need to keep the zip-sealed bag with the cartridge and sponge in a cool and dark place. This maintains the life span of the cartridge and its printing performance.

4. Cover the print head.

The print head is very delicate so make sure to cover it with tape and secure it from any damage.

Keeping your ink or toner cartridge is easy and efficient as long as you follow the tips above. You can also leave it in your printer and preserve its printing quality with regular maintenance.

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