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
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
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
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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