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asked in Computers & InternetHardwarePrinters · 2 months ago

what determines how dark ink will print out of an ink cartridge?

i have purchased a number of black ink cartridges from different companies, and noticed that some are darker black than others and even ones by the same company.

should i clean the ink cartridges before printing ? should i shake them? other?

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  • David
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    2 months ago
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    no need for cleaning shaking or anything else. Insert the cartridge, if the printer requires a head clean it would say so in the instructions. The difference in darkness is most likely due to the different inks used by the manufacturer(s)

    • Lv 6
      2 months agoReport

      i noticed even cartridges from the same manufacturer have different shades, like one out of 5 will be dark but the others too light

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  • 2 months ago

    Read the instructions that come with the cartridges. Mine require that you shake them gently.

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