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+Brent Burzycki You have got it bad for sure. However, we have it even worse. We run an HP7600 flatbed at our office. It's a six color + varnish monster that does 65" x 120". Each "cartridge" is a box the size of a six pack of Coke. They have to be shaken every morning. That's $3K worth of ink and don't even think about how much is pisses away when it's in self-cleaning mode.
for real??? :O
rofl i think the HP got confused with milk 🙂
+Lori Carey yep – sadly the outside of the package does nto list a use by date that I recall..
I do not even buy ink anymore – i just buy new printers when the ink runs out… its cheaper..
For photos I use a local photo printing company. The result is far better than home-printed, and cheaper than printing my own using 2 colour cartridges and glossy paper.
For all other printing I use a laser printer, as the old inkjets I had were completely jammed with dried ink every time I tried to use them. The laser printer is no hassle.
+Brent Burzycki , FWIW I just checked the box on an HP cartridge that I recently bought. It has an Aug 2015 expiration date. Will have to remember to reset the clock on the printer. 🙂
I just read this post again. Our boxes of ink for the HP7600 have an expiration date as well. We don't give them a chance to expire though, as we burn through ink quickly. I do remember one thing though that may shed some light on the expiration date. The ink is actually "energized" for lack of a better term. In order to stay properly mixed, the ink molecules carry a charge and are in constant movement. That charge eventually falls off causing the components in the ink to separate. This is why we have to shake the large boxes of ink every day. (to maintain the charge)
Just so many items of this – even if they are technically true and needed and might affect the way the printer works, makes me look at ink costs being pure extortion, I am pretty sure Ink actually costs more than human blood…
+Brent Burzycki you're close. It's actually made from Unicorn blood.