I’m moving 1000 miles (2 days) from Houston, TX to Albuquerque, NM. I will flush my 7800 and 4000 printers (as well as a couple smaller ones) before the move. They currently have the 220 carts installed and the cleaning carts will be the same size. I know the carts should remain in the printer, but worry about possible damage during the move to either the carts or the printer since the cartridges stick out and. as careful as I might be, loads do shift during transport. I do not have 110 carts to place in the slots. The printers will be moved in a pickup with a cap with the printers supported and cushioned with foam since I no longer have the original packing materials.
Is it okay to move them without the carts installed if I seal the slots with their doors and then tape them to prevent contamination? I would immediately install the flushing cartridges until I bring the printers back into service.
Also, what is the best method to seal the individual carts to prevent them from leaking during the move?
I know this is off-topic, but any advice re maintaining the printers in a much drier environment would also be appreciated