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Does the presence or absence of power (on/off) impact the life of the print cartridge?

An associate tells me that when the printer is not in use it should be turned off to protect the cartridges. Most of the time when I'm sitting at the computer I have the need to print 5-7 pages per session. 5-7 hours may go bye between sessions without the need to print. At the end of the day I shut the printer down although the PC remains up. Should I be turning the printer on/off multiple times a day to protect the cartridges? or any other reason?

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No, don't worry yourself over that. Of course, it's a good idea to shut it off over night, but other than that you're good :)

Posted on Apr 25, 2009


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