Five Surefire Ways To Damage Your Inkjet Cartridges
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Are there things I should avoid doing with my inkjet cartridges to make sure I don’t damage them?
It's 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 you're dealing with maintenance, a few misguided steps can cause your inkjet cartridges and possibly your printer, some damage. We're giving you a list of things not to do if you want to keep your equipment in good shape.
- Don't use any household cleaning agents when you're maintaining your inkjet cartridges. Detergents can damage your printer finish and ruin your inkjet cartridges from proper printing.
- Don't go overboard when you're cleaning your inkjet cartridges. Over-cleaning will remove ink from your inkjet cartridges and leave you with less to print with.
- Don't touch the metal contacts on the nozzle of your inkjet cartridges. You could cause clogs, ink failure and poor electrical connections to your printer.
- Don't 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.
- Don't clean your inkjet cartridge with tap water. There could be contaminants in tap water that can damage the print head.