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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.

Bob

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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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