Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Tips in Storing Your Ink Cartridges

Buying stock of ink cartridges are basically a prudent move if you want to save on your printer supplies. Aside from that, it also save you from the troubles and hassles that your inkjet printer can give you when it all of a sudden notify you that it is already out of ink. On the other hand, you should also know how to store your ink cartridges if you're planning to buy in stocks. This is what this article about would give you, regarding how you should store your ink cartridges.

First, always remember to keep your ink cartridges in its package if you're not planning to use it yet. It's very important to keep the ink cartridges on its package to avoid damaging it. Keeping it in its package also lessen the possibility of the ink drying up and clogging its printer nozzles. In accordance with storing your inkjet cartridges, also take note of its shelf life. Inkjet cartridges have an expected life of 24 months. This is divided between its shelf life which is consisted of 18 months and installed life of 6 months. So make sure you use your stored inkjet cartridges before its 18 month or it might become obsolete.

You should also remember never to store your printer inks in hot places. Heat is one of the main enemy of ink cartridges. It can make your ink cartridges useless in a second. This is because heat can cause air bubbles too expand inside the cartridge and cause the ink to leak. That's why its advisable to keep your inkjet cartridges in a dark and dry location between 40 to 80 degress Farenheit.

And when storing it in a cabinet, always remember to place it properly. Never place it upside down or on its side since this may cause the inks especially in multi-colored cartridges like HP inkjet cartridges to cross-contaminate or leak.

Lastly, avoid touching the print head of your ink cartridges. The print head is the most sensitive part of your ink cartridges. Any light scratch you may make can damage the microscopic nozzles where the ink actually comes out from, thus leaving your ink cartridges defunct. By following these tips, you can be sure that your inkjet cartridges on stock will work properly when you installed them.

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