11-25-2012 11:03 AM
I have an ipf-5000 that I use to print my fine art prints. I am finding that I will use it for a time (several weeks or a month or more) then I do not use it for several months. I have turned it off and I am wondering if the ink will still be good when I go to use it again? (Darn ink is a lot of $$)
One day I want to replace the whole printer with a new ipf-6000 seriers printer. Wondering if I buy more ink that the future customer might be interested in the ink. (Darn ink is a lot of $$)
Thanks for any sugestions.
12-28-2012 12:59 PM
I use my 6350 in a similar fashion. I leave it on (it goes to hibernate mode). It periodically stirs the inks cartridges automatically. I also try to print a very small image every week or so on plain paper to keep the nozzles working. This has worked for me. My previous ipf had a problem with ink going bad when I turned it off and let it set for weeks/months at a time. It is an industrial machine and needs to be used.
I am not sure if this is applicable to the 5000 series but it might be worth a try.