maintaining print cartridges
The following tips will help maintain HP print cartridges and ensure consistent
• Keep all print cartridges in their sealed packages until they are
needed. Print cartridges should be stored at room temperature
(60–78 degrees F or 16–27 degrees C).
• If print cartridges have been removed from their sealed packages and
not used, store the cartridges in an airtight plastic container. Store
print cartridges with the nozzle-side up. Do not allow anything to
touch the nozzles.
• If the vinyl tape has been removed from the print cartridge, do not
attempt to reattach it. Reattaching the tape will damage the
• Once print cartridges are installed in the printer, leave them in the
print cartridge cradle unless they are being manually cleaned. This
prevents ink from evaporating or clogging the print cartridges.
unplug the printer until printing is complete and the
print cartridge cradle returns to the home position on the right side of
the printer. Print cartridges dry out if not stored in the home position.