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Printer ink drying out

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Envy 5030
Microsoft Windows 10 (32-bit)

How do I keep my printer switched on & connected to the internet without the ink cartridges drying out as the cartridges are not "parked" when the printer is on?

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@DaveG23, Welcome to the HP Support Community!


Once the printer is powered ON the print carriage shifts from the docking station, the ink cartridges are properly sealed inside the printhead. So the ink cartridges will not dry out if they are in the printer.

However, it is recommended to at least print once in a week or two so that there is no ink clogging.


For more info on Ink Usage in Inkjet Printers, refer to this document.


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