Information on ink cartridges and the printhead
The following tips help maintain HP ink cartridges and ensure consistent print quality.
The instructions in this user guide are for replacing ink cartridges, and are not intended for first
Keep all ink cartridges in the original sealed packages until they are needed.
Be sure to turn off the printer properly. For more information, see Turn the printer off on page 38.
Store ink cartridges at room temperature (15-35° C or 59-95° F).
Do not clean the printhead unnecessarily. This wastes ink and shortens the life of the cartridges.
Handle ink cartridges carefully. Dropping, jarring, or rough handling during installation can cause
temporary printing problems.
If you are transporting the printer, do the following to prevent ink leaking from the printer or other
damage from occurring to the printer:
Make sure you turn off the printer by pressing (the Power button). Wait until all sounds of
internal motion stop before unplugging the printer. For more information, see Turn the
printer off on page 38.
Make sure you leave the ink cartridges installed.
The printer must be transported sitting flat; it should not be placed on its side, back, front, or
CAUTION: HP recommends that you replace any missing cartridges as soon as possible to avoid
print quality issues and possible extra ink usage or damage to the ink system. Never turn off the
printer when ink cartridges are missing.
Check the estimated ink levels on page 97
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