Information on ink cartridges and the printhead
The following tips help maintain HP ink cartridges and ensure consistent print quality.
The instructions in this user guide are for replacing ink cartridges, and are not
intended for first time installation.
CAUTION: HP recommends that you replace any missing cartridges as soon
as possible to avoid print quality issues and possible extra ink usage or
damage to the ink system. Never turn off the printer when ink cartridges are
Keep all ink cartridges in the original sealed packages until they are needed.
Be sure to turn off the printer properly. For more information, see Turn the printer
Store ink cartridges at room temperature (15-35° C or 59-95° F).
Do not clean the printhead unnecessarily. This wastes ink and shortens the life of
Handle ink cartridges carefully. Dropping, jarring, or rough handling during
installation can cause temporary printing problems.
If you are transporting the printer, do the following to prevent ink leaking from the
printer or other damage from occurring to the printer:
Make sure you turn off the printer by pressing (Power). Wait until all
sounds of internal motion stop before unplugging the printer. For more
information, see Turn the printer off.
Make sure you leave the ink cartridges and printhead installed.
The printer must be transported sitting flat; it should not be placed on its
side, back, front, or top.
Check the estimated ink levels
Clean the printhead
Work with ink cartridges