When the printer is used for a long time, the actual ink volume of the waste ink pad is often greater than the data monitored by the printer, which may cause damage to the printer or cause uneven print quality, such as discoloration, disconnection, and branching when printing artwork. Are these troublesome issues very difficult? In fact, as long as some misunderstandings are recognized, these situations will be greatly improved.
Misunderstanding 1: Ink cartridges can add ink without restriction
Many people believe that the ink cartridge is just a container for ink. As long as the surface of the ink cartridge is not broken, you can continue to add ink. In fact, this is a big misunderstanding.
First of all, the sponge in the ink cartridge has a certain lifespan. When the sponge repeats the process of "absorbing and releasing" ink several times or is used for more than a certain period of time, the ink absorption capacity of the sponge will be reduced. The ink will not be completely absorbed by the sponge, and the pressure of the ink in the ink cartridge on the nozzle part will increase, causing the ink to flow out of the nozzle. This is one reason why many people complain that the printing volume of refilled ink is not as good as the original ink.
What’s more serious is that the printer cannot monitor this part of the ink that flows to the waste ink pad, which may cause the actual waste ink volume of the waste ink pad to be much larger than the waste ink volume monitored by the printer, so when the printer has not issued a waste ink overcapacity alarm , The waste ink has overflowed, causing damage to the printer.
Secondly, a rubber sealing ring is used between the ink cartridge and the ink inlet of the nozzle to ensure that the ink cartridge and the nozzle are sealed to ensure that the ink cannot leak out. Long-term use or multiple removal of the ink cartridge will cause the sealing ring to age, and the sealing effect will deteriorate, causing ink to ooze from the joint. This will cause the ink to accumulate and mix on the nozzle, causing the bottom ink to mix. The direct result is printing. When the artwork changes color, you need to print multiple artwork to restore the color to normal. This situation also leads to waste of ink and an increase in the amount of waste ink from the printer.
Thirdly, no matter how well the ink is filled, some impurities or dust will be brought into the ink cartridge after multiple fillings. These dusts will be taken to and adsorbed on the filter screen of the ink cartridge when the ink flows. As the dust increases, the filter screen of the ink cartridge will be blocked, causing the ink to flow poorly and causing problems such as disconnection during printing. If the filter is completely clogged, failures such as printing failure may occur. Therefore, when the ink has been filled more than ten times or an ink cartridge has been used for more than one year, consider replacing the ink cartridge to avoid various problems.