Have a set of IJM carts I’ve been storing for quite a while, never used until just the last week or so. I filled them with ConeColor ink, and they worked great after loading them into my 3880, which had been stored with a set of PiezoFlush carts for months. Once working with the IJM inks, I went back to a set of OEM ink that was still useable, just too depleted to successfully re-load the printer after storage.
I removed the IJM carts, installed the little orange plugs and set them on a shelf, oriented as they would be when installed in the printer. I did not bag them, unfortunately. After one day my LK cart had mostly emptied itself (leaked) onto the shelf, apparently through the exit valve.
Questions: Do I need a new cart? If so, would you cover it under warranty? Again, these carts are not “new”, but never unpacked and used until two weeks ago. Also, I seem to have lost at least 50-60 ml of LK ink. Should I always store filled carts with the exit ports facing up? Do you suggest that carts be bagged for storage?
Thanks for your help.