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Ensuring Your Inkjet Cartridges & Printer Operates Well

Aug 17, 2007
Inkjet printers are great inventions and today they are in most homes that have computers. Many small businesses also use them for their business printing needs due to the low cost of the printing equipment and the inkjet cartridges required for printing.

If you want to ensure that your inkjet prints onto the paper for the best quality printed output possible, there are a few things you should keep in mind. First and foremost, ink dries when it contacts air. Because there is always some ink in the inkjet nozzle, if you do not use your printer often, you can end up with clogged ink nozzles and have to run the cleaning maintenance routine several times to unclog the inkjet nozzle, if it can be unclogged at all. The simple, easy solution to this problem is to use the printer frequently. If you print a full color page or two at least once or twice per week, you shouldnt have this problem, but there are many users that infrequently use their printers only to learn their ink wont distribute properly. So, just print a test page once a week as a minimum. Sure, it wastes a little bit of ink but it prevents having to possibly discard the entire ink cartridge and avoids the expense of buying a new one.

For the best quality ink distribution, be sure you use the correct paper for your printer. Paper looks like it is all the same and it is easy to select the wrong type of paper unless you realize that some paper is specifically for laser printing and the inkjet will not perform as well on this type of paper. Choose general purpose or inkjet paper and youll be ensured good results from your inkjet printer.

If you notice your inkjet is not printing as clearly as it has been in the past, you probably need to perform routine maintenance by running the software applications which came with your printer. The ink nozzle alignment maintenance ensures that the ink is being distributed exactly where it should be by making certain the position of each nozzle is exactly right. If one ink distribution nozzle is misaligned, you can have streaked printing. This is most noticeable when printing pictures, but it can result in fuzzy text print as well. The routine is simple and easy to run and will provide you with step-by-step instructions to follow. The printer will really do all the work for you.

So, remember to keep your ink cartridges working optimally to use your printer regularly or print a test page regularly. Remember also to use the right paper for the type of printer you are using. And remember to align the nozzles periodically. This will help ensure you get the finest possible output from your home or small business inkjet printer. After all, you want your printing to look professional and neat; thats why you purchased an inkjet printer in the first place!
About the Author
Mr James has owned The Cartridge
Specialists
(Melbourne) since 2004 selling ink,
toner, fax rolls
etc & regularly writes articles about his industry
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