Your ink cartridges are perhaps the most important part of your printer, whether you're a home office or a business. Ensuring that your ink cartridges are taken care of can help you save money on new cartridges and printer maintenance in the long run. There are just a few important but really simple things that you can do that will make a difference to the way that your printer is running. When you purchase toner cartridges from our team at Toner One, you can rest assured that you're getting an excellent quality product, but it is also important that you look after your cartridges in order to make the most of them.

Handle your Cartridges the Right Way

You must read the manual for your specific printer before you start installing new toner cartridges. This will ensure that you know exactly what you're doing and will keep your cartridges in the best possible condition as you install them. We would advise that if you're planning on gently shaking or cartridge to prime the ink so that you do so before you remove the protective tape. This will make sure that you don't spell any ink and we'll make sure that your cartridges are still running their best. 

Be cautious and go slowly when installing your cartridges to avoid smearing any ink or damaging the nozzle, which will only result in poor printing quality in the future. Remember that it is important for your printer to be turned off and unplugged when you're installing new toner cartridges. This way you can make sure that your printer head is in its resting position,  eliminating the risks of damage to your printer during your cartridge change. 

Ways to Store and Look after your Cartridges

If you're in an environment that involves a lot of printing, whether that's a business or a home office, you’ll want to make sure that you’ve got some spare cartridges lying around. These are useful to have for when you need to print something in a hurry but you must make sure they're stored properly. If you don't, they will fail you when you need them most. 

You must keep your cartridges in its airtight, sealed packaging. If you don't the cartridges will dry out and become useless, especially when the nozzles crust over. We would also recommend that you store them in a dark and relatively cool space, to make sure that the integrity of the cartridge itself is not compromised. 

How to Make sure the Cartridges Last as Long as Possible

Cartridges are expensive, so you want to make sure that they last for as long as possible. Fortunately, there are more than a few easy tips to make sure that you're getting the most out of each cartridge. One of which is to make sure that you don't run the cleaning mode too often. While this is, of course, a really important part of preventing clogs and maintaining the quality of your printing, if you haven't noticed any major issues it is just a waste of ink. It can require a lot of ink to flush out the heads and run the test pages, so if you're just doing it for basic maintenance, it is certainly a waste of your ink. 

If you're looking for a reliable source of toner cartridges that you can trust to offer you high-quality printing time and time again, then get in touch with us at Toner One on 01462 233669.