HP Deskjet 2540 All-in-One Printer series - Tips for working with cartridges

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Tips for working with cartridges

Use the following tips to work with cartridges:

To protect the cartridges from drying out, always turn the printer off using the


button, and

wait until the


button light goes out.

Do not open or untape cartridges until you are ready to install them. Leaving tape on the

cartridges reduces ink evaporation.

Insert the cartridges into the correct slots. Match the color and icon of each cartridge to the color

and icon for each slot. Make sure the cartridges snap into place.

Align the printer for best print quality. See

Improve print quality on page 58

for more


When the Estimated Ink Levels screen shows one or both cartridges in a low state, consider

getting replacement cartridges to avoid possible printing delays. You do not need to replace the

cartridges until print quality becomes unacceptable. See

Replace ink cartridges on page 41


more information.

If you remove a cartridge from the printer for any reason, try to replace it again as soon as

possible. Outside of the printer, if unprotected, cartridges begin to dry out.


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