Just like any other items, our toner and ink cartridges come with an expiry date too. It is important to know the expiry date of your cartridges. Especially, if you purchase them in bulk and store them for continuous usage.
You need to remember that once the ink expires, the quality of the ink starts to quickly go downhill. However, if it is stored properly, you might get to use it for a few more years even if expires. Here are some things to consider if your cartridges are running out of time.
Keep Notes of the Warranty and Expiry Date
When you receive your ordered cartridge check these two important dates. On the original manufacturer equipment box you will find the warranty date (generally a year). Note the date the warranty ends. The second date is the date of expiry. This can be found on the packaging of the cartridge or on the body of the cartridge.
Nevertheless, if you have bought a refurbished one, the expiry date might appear over already. Do not be surprised as this is the date for the original purchaser. Note the date as ink cartridges last up to a few months after expiry while toner lasts up to 2 years after expiration date has passed.
What to do after Your Toner Cartridge Expires
After expiration, your purchased ink will become sluggish. When you will try to use it, it will clog the print head and ruin your printer. Since toner cartridges are filled with powder over liquid, they can be used for a longer period of time even after it has expired. However, that does not mean that you can continue to use it once it has expired.
If the cartridge is faulty, it can harm your printer and your warranty will not cover a printer damaged from expired cartridge. Generally, the toner lasts longer than it is expected, however you may come across situations where you cartridges will expire before you can use it. You can easily get out of this situation and still make a decent profit out of it. All you have to do is keep them sealed and keep them free from damages and you can easily offer them to other toner buyers for a reasonable amount of money.
How to Preserve your Toner?
You can make your toner cartridge, bought across Vancouver, last longer through proper storage. All you have to do is
- Store them in a cool temperature
- Make sure it is lying flat and upright
- Keep them in a dust free area
- Avoid storing them near corrosive gas
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