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Old Dec 21, 2007, 7:33 AM   #1
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I have a Canon I560 printer I bought used for a backup printer that I want to store long term.

1. Should I leave the ink tanks in the printer or remove them and store them separately?
2. How about the print head? Same thing?

I went through and checked the printer. All is ok. I cleaned the bottom of the print head as it was covered with dried ink. I also cleaned those soft nylon cleaning tabs by the foam pads where the head parks.

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Old Dec 22, 2007, 6:18 PM   #2
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I would try to find a way to flush the ink from the printhead before long-term storage, and store without the carts. Dried ink in the head can be impossible to remove.

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Old Dec 23, 2007, 7:09 AM   #3
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I decided to remove the tanks & print head, clean the head assembly and seal it in Saran wrap. I will use the tanks on the main printer untill I use them all up and go back to using the modified tanks from ColorBat.
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