Cleaning Your Printer’s Printheads for Sharper Prints

Everything needs to be maintained, including all those electronic devices deployed in your home-based office or workplace. And few devices require more attention than your inkjet printer. Whether you use your printer a lot, or hardly at all, you have to change ink cartridge, and/or clean the printhead now and then.

Believe it or don’t, an inkjet printer that sits, especially for long periods, idle will require printhead cleaning more often than one that gets used frequently. If a cartridge doesn’t have ink passing through it now and then, the ink in them dries out, clogging the print nozzles, where the ink is actually applied to the paper. If a set of cartridges sits idle for too long, the nozzles may clog to the point of no return, and no amount of cleaning will unclog them.

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