As mentioned in a couple of other threads, I've just bought an Epson R2000 for piezo, and I have put it aside until I need it, hopefully for several years.
Now I seem to recall that IJM has done something similar with the 3880. My question is, how to store this new printer?
It's tempting just to put it aside as-is, although I will try to sell the OEM carts. But of course if I do that then I won't know whether the printer is working until it's far too late.
So should I start it up and put flush carts in, and then store it with these flush carts? I assume that if I were to do that, I'd plug both the vent and fill holes to prevent evaporation. Or should I just leave it boxed as is? Faulty from new is exceptionally rare, and I wonder about leaving it stored with the same flush carts for such a (hopefully) extended period.
How are you storing new printers long-term for future use?
(And no, I'm not going to put the OEM carts in. Not unless it proves absolutely necessary to diagnose a fault.)