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Will Compatible Cartridges Damage My Printer?

Will Compatible Cartridges Damage My Printer?

The Same, but Different

In reality, there's very little that could fail with compatibles that can not have an (original equipment manufacturer) OEM cartridge. Most compatible cartridges are produced following the OEM specifications. This usually means you could use them in precisely the exact same manner as OEM solutions. Since they're technically the same, the very same precautions will need to be removed when installing, replacing or storing the cartridge.

The Dangers of Printing

Some common faults are brought on by improper use of the printer such as powering your printer at the wall socket, leaving you printer away for months at a time, storing your used printer without cartridges inserted or the wrong setup of cartridges. All modern printers have a cleaning cycle option, and this should be done after any lengthy storage or period without use. Probably the most frequent issue is because of blocked ink heads, due to ink drying within the mechanism. No matter whether you're using appropriate or OEM products the same problems are possible and the way of fixing these problems ought to be carried out according to the manufactures directions.

Ink Absorber Pads

Another issue (and again this goes for compatible or OEM) is the waste ink absorber pads getting full. These pads are made into your printer. Extra ink is directed into these pads to prevent it ending up messing up your print job. Unfortunately, the easiest option when this happens would be to obtain a new printer. This is not a manufacturing defect and is unlikely to be covered by your warranty. You could send your printer away to get the pads replaced, however, the price to do so would greatly outweigh the cost of a brand new printer. Alternatively you may try searching on the internet for the best way to wash them yourself, however, this is not suggested.

Better Safe Than Sorry

There are lots of providers of ink cartridges, and not all are the same. Before you purchase, you can check that your ink cartridges are made to the ISO-9001 standard. This is an internationally recognized firm of quality management and is used by both OEM and compatible cartridge manufactures. Also while purchasing online, most suppliers will have a comments/feedback part of some description at which you can view the results other people have been getting.

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