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shelf life of photo cartridge for epson picturemate printer

by jh72 / April 6, 2005 11:38 AM PDT

I've noticed that epson states the shelf life for the photo cartridge is only 6 months from the first use. Is this typical for photo printers? Does anyone know how bad the picture quality degrades when using old ink?

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The ink dries, clogs the printer.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 6, 2005 11:50 AM PDT

Since HP, Epson and other makers must warrant the printers, inks and such, they have moved to put time limits on how long consumables will last on the shelf.


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No fuss, obey please
by Willy / April 7, 2005 12:03 AM PDT

Beleieve me that any *inkjet* printer has enough problems w/o putting old ink into the mix. Since a photo printer is more intense in its usage of ink and may have a different formula(archival) type, this is one area to let the OEM advice stand by the date stamp or upon opening. Sad

tada -----Willy Happy

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