Storing Printer Ink?

I don't print from my printer everyday therefore my ink seems to be drying up before I even have a chance to use it. Is there a way that I can preserve it or can I wrap it? I don't know I'm at a loss. I even had a printer and computer at home for a very long time and I'm feel like I'm new at this again. Thank you for any answer

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July 23, 20200 found this helpful

You could look up the ink manufacture you have. Example HP recommends this method here: support.hp.com/.../c03007680

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July 23, 20200 found this helpful

Here are a few good tips for preserving your ink - www.bing.com/search?q=how+do+store+printer+ink...

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July 23, 20200 found this helpful

If you don't print very often, you can keep your open ink tanks in a jar or plastic tub with a lid. Take the ink tank out of your printer and place it print head (that copper-looking strip) UP in the jar or plastic tub. You should also keep a slightly damp paper towel OR a cap from a water or soda bottle with some water in it, in the jar or plastic tub with the ink tank.

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Just make sure the jar or plastic tub lid fit tight. Then when you need to print something, take out your ink tank, give the print head a careful wipe with a soft cloth or paper towel to make sure there is fresh ink at the print head, and re-install into the printer. If it has been a while, you may need to do a test print just to make sure that it will print correctly for you. Good luck.

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July 26, 20200 found this helpful

Unfortunately, I have tried everything and I found nothing works. I think the companies do this to make money. The true brand names stay "fresh" slightly longer than if you buy cheap ink or refilled cartridges.

Before COVID (years before) I gave up having a printer and found if I really needed something I could go to the library and print a page her and there for next to no money.

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I felt like I saved a fortune and did a lot of saving things to my ciomputer as a PDF so I could read them when I needed them--vs. printing.

With COVID and now that I have a home based business, I had to buy a printer, which is annoying. I do shake the cartridges every few weeks if I don't print. Just a gentle shake a few times...and that seems to help preserve them also.

I feel bad if this is not helpful., but both have worked for me.

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July 27, 20200 found this helpful

Thank you yes that is what my supervisor used to do. I forget things like that I'm on disability and it just feels like I've aged 30 years sometimes and I'm not I'm 57. Thank you very

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July 27, 20200 found this helpful

Hope shaking helps! Prayers for your health and comfort!

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