June 26, 2009, Newsletter Issue #172: Five Surefire Ways To Damage Your Inkjet Cartridges

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Itís usually pretty easy to keep your inkjet cartridges in good shape for optimal printing. Store them in a cool, dry place and use them in a timely manner by the date recommended on the packaging. However, when youíre dealing with maintenance, a few misguided steps can cause your inkjet cartridges and possibly your printer, some damage. Weíre giving you a list of things not to do if you want to keep your equipment in good shape.

Donít use any household cleaning agents when youíre maintaining your inkjet cartridges. Detergents can damage your printer finish and ruin your inkjet cartridges from proper printing.Donít go overboard when youíre cleaning your inkjet cartridges. Over-cleaning will remove ink from your inkjet cartridges and leave you with less to print with.Donít touch the metal contacts on the nozzle of your inkjet cartridges. You could cause clogs, ink failure and poor electrical connections to your printer.Donít leave your inkjet cartridges exposed outside of your printer for more than half an hour. You could dry out your inkjet cartridge and cause printing problems.Donít clean your inkjet cartridge with tap water. There could be contaminants in tap water that can damage the print head.

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