Do Cheap Cartridges Leak?
Have you ever had a problem where you have come to a situation when your fingers got wet due to a leakage in your printer ink? It can be quite disgusting or a lot messy! However, it is quite unusual these days for users to have an ink spill as genuine and compatible ink cartridges come in self contained units that rarely leak.
Spillage usually occurs if you get your cartridge refilled by someone who intends to be a professional or if you refill your own printer ink cartridges and for that reason if one usually replace our printer ink cartridges with properly manufactured ink cartridges. People seem to choose to refill their own printer ink cartridges because it is considered cheaper than buying new replacement for the old cartridge. However, our experience is that if you cannot afford to pay for genuine printer cartridges then there is usually a cheap compatible ink cartridge available. Compatible printer ink and toner cartridges are often priced up to 60% to 70% cheaper than genuine ink cartridges.
However, mishaps sometimes occur and you may spill some printer ink. This article identifies some of the common remedies used to deal with leaking ink for Inkjet printers. These methods have not been tested by me yet so I cant say that they are surely effective, but it is better to follow these steps rather than to get our hands messy.
Printer cartridges for Inkjet printers usually contain an aqueous solution that is readily dissolvable in water. After cleaning up the excess ink with a clean cloth most websites indicate that the resulting stain should be able to be removed with a cloth just dampened in water.
If you have acted quickly then that may the extent of the required cleanup. However, more enduring stains can damage your printer, skin, or clothing and need more attention. It is much better to clean the spill with or by rubbing alcohol, window cleaner, dry cleaning fluid, WD-40, a paste of water and baking soda, or hairspray. Be careful not to unnecessarily spray any printer parts. After applying your chosen solvent to the stain make sure you thoroughly rinse it off with water, dab dry with a clean towel and then air dry.
These recommendations are for liquid water based ink used in Inkjet printers. If you have split toner you will notice that it consists of a powder which needs to be carefully removed as it can cause problems if inhaled. Remember to clean up quickly; consider wearing gloves and wash hands thoroughly. If an irritation occurs or if you are concerned about your exposure then contact the poisons information line. If you have split ink inside your printer make sure you print a few test pages out to ensure there are no smudges on the roller etc.
High quality genuine ink cartridges are unlikely to leak. This is also true for good quality compatible cartridges that you buy from reputable suppliers. These printer Inkjet and laser toner cartridges come pre-packaged and are simple to install.
There are minimal chances of ink split when we use the cartridges of any reputed company as mentioned earlier.