Ink Safety Precautions
- Keep ink cartridges and maintenance
box out of the reach of children and do not drink the
- Keep the ink cartridges out of direct sunlight.
- Store ink cartridges in a cool, dark place; do not
store the ink cartridges in high or freezing temperatures.
- Be careful when you handle used ink cartridges;
there may be ink remaining around the ink supply port. If ink gets
on your skin, wash it off with soap and water. If it gets in your
eyes, flush them immediately with water.
- Do not dismantle an ink cartridge. This could damage
the print head.
- Do not disassemble or modify the ink cartridge
or maintenance box; otherwise ink may get
into your eyes or on your skin or you may not be able to print
- Do not shake cartridges too vigorously; this can
cause them to leak.
- Do not drop or knock ink cartridges against hard
objects; this can cause leakage.
- Do not remove or tear the label on the cartridge;
this can cause leakage.
- Use an ink cartridge before the date printed on its
package or within six months of opening the
package, whichever is earlier.
- Store ink cartridges with their bottoms down. Do not
store cartridges upside down.
- After bringing an ink cartridge inside from a cold
storage site, allow it to warm up at room temperature for at least
three hours before using it.
- Do not open the ink cartridge package until you are
ready to install it in the printer. The cartridge is vacuum packed
to maintain its reliability. Leaving a cartridge unpacked for a
long time before using it may prevent normal operation.
- Do not break the hooks on the side of the cartridge
when removing it from the packaging.
- Do not shake cartridges after opening their
packages; this can cause them to leak.
- You must remove the yellow tape from the cartridge
before installing it; otherwise, print quality may decline or you
may not be able to print.
- Do not remove the transparent seal from the bottom
of the cartridge. This may cause the cartridge to become
- Do not touch the green IC chip on the side of the
cartridge. This may prevent normal operation.
- Make sure to install all ink cartridges. The printer
only works when all ink cartridges are properly installed.
- Do not turn off the product during ink charging. If
ink charging is incomplete, you may not be able to print.
- If you remove an ink cartridge for later use,
protect the ink supply area from dirt and dust and store it in the
same environment as the product. Note that there is a valve in the
ink supply port, making covers or plugs unnecessary, but care is
needed to prevent the ink from staining items that the cartridge
touches. Do not touch the ink cartridge ink supply port or
- Install a new ink cartridge immediately after
removing an expended one. Leaving cartridges uninstalled can dry
out the print head and may prevent the product from printing.
- Do not turn off the printer during cartridge
replacement. Otherwise, ink remaining in the print head nozzles
will dry out and you may not be able to print.
- Only remove an ink cartridge when you are ready to
replace it. Ink cartridges with low ink status may not be used when
- Do not put your hand inside the product or touch any
cartridges during printing.
- Removed ink cartridges may have ink around the ink
supply port, so be careful not to get any ink on the surrounding
area when removing the cartridges.
- This printer uses ink cartridges equipped with a
green chip that monitors information such as the amount of
remaining ink for each cartridge. This means that even if the
cartridge is removed from the printer before it is expended, you
can still use the cartridge after reinserting it back into the
printer. However, when reinserting a cartridge, some ink may be
consumed to guarantee printer performance.
- To ensure you receive premium print quality and to
help protect your print head, a variable ink safety reserve remains
in the cartridge when your printer indicates that it is time to
replace the cartridge. Quoted ink yields do not include this
- Quoted yields may vary depending on the images that
you are printing, the paper type that you are using, the frequency
of your prints and environmental conditions such as
- Do not use the cartridges that came with the printer
as replacement cartridges.
- To maintain optimum print head performance, some ink
is consumed from all ink cartridges during maintenance operations.
Ink may also be consumed when you replace an ink cartridge or turn
the printer on.
- When printing in monochrome or grayscale, color inks
may be used instead of black ink depending on the paper type or
print quality settings you are using.
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