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Inkjet Cartridge Care


  • Bring Cartridge in as soon as print quality begins to fade
  • Place in a resealable plastic bag with a small moist piece of paper towel in the corner with the print head face up, fold baggie in ½ and tape so cartridge does not move.
  • Printhead is not to touch anything.
  • Keep colour cartridges in separate bags.
  • Put in printer and wait 4 to 6 hours before printing.
  • In some cases for a printer to except a refilled cartridge unplug the printer from the wall and plug it back in.
  • Uninstall all printer updates that you may have installed.


  • Put black and colour cartridges together
  • Let anything come in contact with the print heads
  • Touch the copper strip on the side of the cartridge
  • Store cartridges in the refrigerator/or heat
  • Put tape of clips back onto a used cartridge
  • Print right after cartridge is filled
  • Install printer updates.

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