Are you contemplating getting a few more print jobs out of those expired sublimation inks? Think again, you could be doing more damage to your printer than you realize!
The Expiry Date of the Ink
The expiry date put on cartridges by ink manufacturers tells you the date the inks will work fully as it is intended, and that all the ingredients will flow correctly through the printer tubes, filters and print heads and that the ink will do the job it is designed to do once it hits the substrate.
Using ink that is past its expiry date can cause countless issues with your printer. Some of these issues may not be evident immediately, but damage to your printer can occur that may impact its performance in the future.
When the Ink Goes Bad
Quite simply, as soon as ink starts to fall out of solution, it cannot do everything it was designed to do.
For example, it could be that an ingredient added to help the ink flow through the print head has separated from the main body of ink, this will cause particles to start building inside the print head, and once the buildup is great enough it will cause the print head to fail – which is generally an expensive part of the printer to replace.
Alternatively, it could be that some of the pigment has fallen out of solution causing colour variations. There is a multitude of problems that can be caused by expired inks. It’s also crucial to remember that in the majority of instances, the use of expired inks in your printer will also void your manufacturer’s warranty.
You’ve spent a lot of money on your printer and its job is to make you money. Your job is to keep it in perfect working order. Think about it this way, you wouldn’t put expired or out of date food into your body, so don’t risk it by placing expired ink into your printer.
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