One of the costliest consumables in any company is the Ink cartridges. The cost goes higher when you have to replace it more frequently because of some sort of damage. Faulty ink cartridges gets expensive not just because of its frequent changes but also can be damaging to the different parts of the printers. However, if you know how to take care of them, it is possible to make them run longer and also have efficient printing service. The Epson Ink cartridges make it easy to store and replace as and when required. They are ideal for both commercial and personal uses.
Let's have a look how to take care of the Ink cartridges.
The first thing you must do when you get a cartridge is inspect it for any kind of damages. Check if the plastic pull tab is properly tied to the cartridge and then shake it. This helps to prime the liquid inside it. If shaking seems a kind of risk, you can also tap the cartridge a couple of times before using it. The Primera Ink cartridges have built in print heads and can be perfectly used for pigment inks or dye. So, if you are looking to have a cartridge that can go for a long time that can provide you with standard prints, this is the ideal option. Before installing the cartridge, check if there are any dust or scratches or any other form of impurities so that there are no incorrect ink levels in the final print.
There are different procedures to install the ink cartridges for different printers. This is why you need to carefully follow the manual if you are using a discontinued version of cartridge. You can get the instruction videos online that can help you fit the cartridge smoothly. Forcing them into the printer will leave you with the chance of damage at the contact point or might even dislodge the printer head. Similarly, it is easy to remove them when you are changing or inspecting it. Make sure to switch off the printer first and let the printer head get back to its resting position. Then, gently pull it off without dislocating any of the other components.
The modern-day printers have sensors which show a warning lights when the ink amount is getting low. Otherwise, you could understand it with patchy printing, streaking or with blank prints. Sometimes, if the printer is not in use for a long time, there can be some error reports but they can be rectified by reprising the cartridge.
When you are not using a new ink cartridge, make sure to store it in airtight seal. This will prevent them from drying out and helps to keep the nozzle from getting damaged. There can be crusts on the nozzle if you let the ink remain exposed. The right position to store any ink cartridge is in an upright stand where the nozzle is on the upward direction. Using a polythene paper with duct tape is fine to create an air tight wrap.
Make sure to follow these tips so that you are ink cartridges for a long time and you also get a value for money deal.