Can I just replace the black ink cartridge?
Printer cartridges can be replaced on an as needed basis! If one cartridge is running low, you do not have to replace the other colors at the same time. For example, if you remove a depleted black printer cartridge and try to print with the just color cartridges installed, your printer will not function.
Why is black ink so expensive?
Why Are Ink Cartridges So Expensive? Here’s a quick and simple answer: Ink cartridges are expensive so companies can make a profit. Most printers are sold at a loss. A manufacturer makes money NOT by selling consumers an inkjet or laser printer, but by selling the supplies needed to print.
How long does a black ink cartridge last?
The shelf life for an original printer cartridge is 24 months and the shelf life for a compatible cartridge is 36 months. Over time, ink dries out and settles inside the cartridge, which can cause your printer to clog.
Can I put two black ink cartridges in my printer?
You can only install two black ink cartridges if your printer uses two different types of black ink. If you are trying to install a black ink cartridge in a color cartridge slot, your printer will not function and you could potentially cause damage to the machine.
Does expired printer ink still work?
If your printer ink isn’t long past the expiration date, chances are it’s still wet and completely usable. The reason printer ink expires is that it dries up slowly and can’t be used to print documents. Attempting to use an expired cartridge shouldn’t harm your printer.
Does ink go bad?
Ink cartridges can usually last two or three years if properly packaged and stored. But in a standard case, they will eventually dry out and become useless after this period. However, many major ink cartridge makers don’t put expiration dates on their cartridges.
Why does my printer use color ink when printing black?
Because of the ink jet technology, this process is common to all ink jet machines. Because this machine offers full color printing, the default setting in the print driver is COLOR. This means the machine will automatically mix ALL the colors to produce a selected color, even black.