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Should you need to replace a printhead after 1000 copies?

Is it worth replacing a printhead - can you do it yourself?

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No need to if the print outs are OK.

Posted on Jan 23, 2013

  • colleen quigley Jan 25, 2013

    It isn't printing due to a defective printhead - I was trying to figure out if a printhead capacity equals 1000 copies. I would hate to think I have to buy a kodak printhead every 1000 prints - the ink is already costing a small fortune.

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    Chris Hingee Jan 26, 2013

    Print head is easily replaced.Inkjet printers need to be used frequently to prevent ink drying out and blocking the print head nozzles. If the print head cleaning maintenance routine does not clear the blockages, then print head needs replacing, but it may be expensive. It may be more cost effective to buy a later model and better printer than replace the print head.


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