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Storing Ink Cartridges

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#1 rrath1212


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Posted 26 April 2016 - 12:21 PM

I purchased two HP 950 XL cartridges which I believe will probably go bad before I'm able to use them all and I was wondering how I could store them to avoid them  going bad. HP recommend storing them anywhere between 5°F and 95° which of course doesn't make sense. Chemically speaking storing things in a cool dry environment tends to preserve things better I think. HP and some of the other companies specifically tell you to avoid placing these cartridges and plastic Ziploc bags. Why is this I wonder?  I would appreciate hearing from anyone who has solved the problem. I have a OfficeJet Pro 8600 which has given me reasonably good service but it balks at using refilled ink which I purchased at Costco's. They were nice enough to refund my money but it was disappointing and time-consuming.

Edited by Queen-Evie, 26 April 2016 - 12:26 PM.
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#2 mjd420nova


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Posted 26 April 2016 - 03:48 PM

I use a piece of scotch tape across the printhead face to seal the ink ports.  A little alcohol will clean it off when returning to use.

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