Best Kodak Ink Cartridges
t can be deeply frustrating when you end up buying the wrong ink cartridges for your printer, and with so many different models and types of ink cartridges out there these days, it’s easier than ever to make a mistake. So, how do you figure out which ink cartridges your printer needs?
The first thing you need to do is figure out which printer you have. That shouldn’t be too difficult. Most printers display their name on the outer case somewhere, and if not you can also check the packaging if you still have it. You can also find out what type of printer you have by checking the system settings of the computer it’s connected to.
If you don’t use your printer very often, you may wonder if your ink will still be good after long periods of inactivity.
We asked Brian Westover, who reviews and writes about printers for Tom’s Guide, and he told us that the ink itself will last a long time, but old ink does have the capability to harm the printer.
“Generally speaking, ink in the cartridge stays fine for some time. Eventually it will dry out. More often the problem is not the ink in the cartridge, but the ink in the outlet valve to come out of the cartridge. It can dry and create a blockage. It’s even more of a problem in HP printers where the cartridge also has the print head in there, and all those valves are prone to that same sort of clogging,” Westover explained.