Tip & How-To about Office Equipment & Supplies
Inkjet ink is glycerine and alcohol
Inkjet printers need to be used. You cannot leave an inkjet on a shelf and print only once a year. Use the thing occasionally. Use the same page, both sides, just to run it once in a while. Once a month will usually do.
Inkjet machines that have replaceable individual ink
DO NOT LET THE INK RUN OUT. Have a standby ink for all colours or go and get ink as soon as it runs out. Today will be good. Next week may be too late. Do not remove the ink cartridge until you have a spare to install NOW.
Inkjet with all colours in one cartidge, black with a metal bottom, black and colour with a metal bottom on each.
It does not matter if these run out of ink. The whole cartridge must be replaced. If you refill your ink at a store, place the cartridge in a ziplock bag and seal it. Take the cartridge in the same day for best results.
If you refill your own cartridges, do it right away for best results. Press the refilled cartidge head on a clean paper half a dozen times to see if you get nice clear bands.
Replaceable print heads separate from the ink
You don't want to buy one. $$$. A clogged one can be sometimes restored by soaking in PURE alcohol (99%). Swish it around a bit up and down to help clean the head pores. Dry it off and try in the machine.
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