how often do you print to keep inks flowing ok?

  dfghjkl 10:39 17 Oct 04
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hello,i only use my printer about once a month or even less and my ink is forever drying out.it is only a cheap all in one from lexmark and is fine with new ink cartridges in but gets worse as the months go on.as lexmarks are not very economical i dont want to print a picture every day just to keep the ink flowing.how often should i print?

  961 10:43 17 Oct 04

Depends on how warm the room is

Suggest once a week should be ok, once a month is too long

Make sure the page you print uses all colours

  JonnyTub 10:43 17 Oct 04

Print a page of multicoloured text a week in draft mode, work's for me.

  dfghjkl 11:07 17 Oct 04

thank you,once a week it is then

  spuds 11:22 17 Oct 04

Lexmark printers and cartridges are not the most cost effective devices,I know because I use Lexmark products.Weekly use of a opened cartridge is really necessary, as all types of problems with flow and print results could easily occure. Here is a site that gives sound general advice on cartridge troubleshooting click here Hope it helps.

  Rogerfredo 12:19 17 Oct 04

Is there a utility with the Lexmark that prints a few lines using each colour to show whether the ink jets need cleaning? (like on the Epsons).
This uses very little ink and I use it once a week to keep my printers working.

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