Does a printhead expire?

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Mark in Vegas
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Does a printhead expire?

Postby Mark in Vegas » Thu Dec 08, 2016 2:02 pm

I have an xl8000 printhead on the shelf and noticed that there is a manufacture date but no expiration date. Ink tanks expire why not printheads?

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Re: Does a printhead expire?

Postby Geoffrey » Wed Jan 04, 2017 2:47 pm

I'm not 100% on this, but I can't see why there would be a expiry on the print head that hasn't been used - there is no consumable element to them to expire at that stage.

If you were to run ink through one, then let it sit for a prolonged period you'll definitely encounter some issues. Otherwise, once in use I would think that this would function as intended. I believe the warranty is 10,000 ml, we're seeing closer to 30,000 ml per print head.

Not a definitive answer, but hopefully it helps!

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Re: Does a printhead expire?

Postby Mark in Vegas » Wed Jan 11, 2017 12:40 pm

Makes sense, thanks. I'll be on a support call with HP today.

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Re: Does a printhead expire?

Postby cmwade77 » Tue Mar 14, 2017 7:30 pm

It depends, do you mean the warranty on the printhead or will it not work? The warranty is from date of manufacture, so there is a shelf life of these based on that. The warranty also only has a certain amount of time from time of installation. Again, neither one means the printhead won't work, just means that you probably shouldn't buy them and keep them on your shelf.

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Re: Does a printhead expire?

Postby cmwade77 » Wed Apr 05, 2017 12:00 pm

We did have one printhead stop working properly, we may try to clean it, as these are expensive.....$510 each. I figure cleaning the printhead (which they don't want back) is worth a shot to extend the life a bit more at that cost.


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