Transporting Your Product

If you need to ship your product or transport it a long distance, prepare it for transportation as described here.
During transportation and storage, follow these guidelines:
  • Avoid tilting the product, placing it vertically, or turning it upside down; otherwise ink may leak.
  • Leave the ink cartridges installed. Removing the cartridges can dry out the print head and may prevent the product from printing.
  • Do not carry the product by its control panel; this may damage the product.
  1. Turn off the product.
  2. Lift up the scanner unit and check to see if the print head is in the far right position (the home position). If not, turn on the product, wait for the print head to move, then turn the product off again.

  3. Lower the scanner unit.
  4. Unplug the power cable.
  5. Disconnect any connected cables.
  6. Close the output tray.
  7. Remove all the paper from the product.
  8. Lower the control panel by squeezing the release bar and gently pushing the panel down.
    Do not lower the control panel without first squeezing the release bar or you may damage your product.
  9. Place the product in its original packing materials, if possible, or use equivalent materials with cushioning around the product.

Keep the product level during transportation. If print quality has declined when you print again, clean and align the print head.

Related concepts
Print Head Cleaning
Print Head Alignment